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Region 3 News Release: 08-761-PHI (osha 08-083)
June 4, 2008
Contact: Alisha Brown
NEWARK, Del. -- The Delaware Contractors Associations of Newark today joined the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to announce a partnership designed to foster a safe workplace for employees and to help contractors develop and implement exemplary safety and health management systems.
"OSHA is striving to promote cooperative relationships with professional organizations that want to proactively address safety and health issues," said Domenick Salvatore, area director for the agency's Wilmington office. "Our goal is to help eliminate employee exposure to jobsite safety and health hazards."
The partnership aims to increase the number of general and specialty contractors who implement effective safety and health programs, and emphasize reducing injuries resulting from the leading construction hazards, including falls, being struck by objects and vehicles, being caught in or between objects, and electrocutions.
For more information, contact OSHA's Wilmington Area Office at 302-573-6518.
OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program is part of U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of employees through cooperative relationships with trade associations, labor organizations, employers and employees. More than 1.4 million employees and more than 26,000 employers across the U.S. have participated with OSHA in 534 strategic partnerships since the program began in 1998.
OSHA has improved workplace safety and health over the past 37 years. This success is reflected in the latest data (2006) showing the lowest national injury and illness incidence rate that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has ever recorded. OSHA will continue to work diligently to focus its resources where they will have the most impact in assuring that every working man and woman returns home safely every day.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to promote the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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