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Region 6 News Release: OSHA-09-1085-DAL (295)
Friday, Sept. 18, 2009
Contact: Elizabeth Todd
Phone: 972-850-4710

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA and Louisiana State University sign alliance agreement to provide training, education and outreach

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Louisiana State University (LSU) Continuing Education have today signed an agreement to combine resources for educating and training workers on safety and health in the oil and gas industry.

"We welcome this opportunity to join with Louisiana State University to provide information, guidance and training to workers in the oil and gas industry," said Dorinda Folse, OSHA's area director in Baton Rouge. "We are hopeful this cooperative effort to promote safety and health in the workplace will prevent injuries, illesses and fatalities."

Under this agreement, OSHA and LSU Continuing Education will work together to deliver workplace safety and health courses, specifically focusing on related hazard awareness and the recognition and benefits of an effective safety and health management system. The training also will serve to provide for a more skilled workforce and maximize worker safety.

The mission of LSU Continuing Education is to identify, create and support lifelong learning through quality programs that are timely, capitalize on the university's expertise, and address educational needs with both credit and noncredit programs.

Employers and employees with questions about this or other OSHA alliances or partnerships may call the agency's Baton Rouge Area Office at 225-298-5458.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA's role is to promote safe and healthful working conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, outreach and education. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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