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Release Number: 10-1222-SAN (SF-268)
Sept. 2, 2010
Contact: Jose A. Carnevali
E-mail: carnevali.jose@dol.gov
Phone: 415-625-2631

US Department of Labor's OSHA announces opening of area office in San Diego

SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is announcing the opening of a new area office at 550 West C. St., Suite 970, in San Diego. The opening of this office will support OSHA's increased activity and strengthened enforcement in Southern California.

The new area director of OSHA's San Diego office is Tom Carle, a safety engineer and a certified safety professional who has been with OSHA for more than 12 years. He has worked in OSHA's Bridgeport and Allentown, Pa., area offices. Prior to his selection for this position, he served as the assistant area director in Allentown.

"With the brand new area office in San Diego, we will improve service to workers and employers in California and enhance our coordination and oversight with the state plan," said Ken Nishiyama Atha, OSHA's regional administrator in San Francisco, Calif. "This presence ultimately will ensure workers are better protected."

Employers and workers with questions regarding workplace safety and health standards can call OSHA's San Diego Area Office at 619-557-5030 or the agency's toll-free hotline at 800-321-6742 to report workplace accidents, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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