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Release Number: 10-570-NAT
April 27, 2010
Contact: Jason Surbey     Diana Petterson
Phone: 202-693-4668     202-693-1898
E-mail: surbey.jason@dol.gov     petterson.diana@dol.gov

US assistant secretary of labor for OSHA to testify today on strengthening
enforcement and ensuring safe workplaces for every American worker

WASHINGTON -- Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels today will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the need for tools to enforce safe working conditions. Michaels will testify on programs, enhancements and changes to strengthen workplace safety and OSHA's ability to enforce the law.

WHO: Dr. David Michaels
Assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor's
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
WHAT: Testimony before Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on "Putting Safety First: Strengthening Enforcement and Creating a Culture of Compliance at Dangerous Workplaces"
WHERE: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
WHEN: 2 p.m. EDT

For more, information visit http://www.osha.gov or http://www.edlabor.house.gov.

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