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Release Number: 10-1094-NAT
Aug. 4, 2010
On-site contact: Diana Petterson      Jason Surbey
Phone: 202-693-1898     202-693-4668
Email: petterson.diana@dol.gov    surbey.jason@dol.gov

US Department of Labor's OSHA to hold telephone news conference today
to announce actions for protection of grain industry workers nationwide
OSHA issuing $721,000 in fines to Wisconsin grain company

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a telephone news conference call on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. EDT to announce actions OSHA is taking to protect workers in the grain industry nationwide as well as fines issued today to a Wisconsin grain company. Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels will provide an overview and answer questions.

WHO: Dr. David Michaels
Assistant secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
WHAT: Telephone media news conference on Wisconsin employer citations
and protecting workers in the grain industry
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 4
2 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Call-in number: 888-603-8917
Passcode: 68061
NOTE: Media planning to participate should notify Diana Petterson at petterson.diana@dol.gov or Jason Surbey at surbey.jason@dol.gov

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