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May 4, 2012
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA to announce
2012 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels will host a press teleconference on May 7, 2012 to announce OSHA's 2012 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign, a nation-wide effort to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in the heat and steps needed to prevent heat-related illnesses. Every year, thousands of outdoor workers experience heat illness, and dozens die of heat stroke.

WHO: Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels

WHAT: Press teleconference on OSHA's 2012 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign

HOW: Phone number: 877-939-8821

Passcode: HEAT

WHEN: Monday, May 7, 2012

12:30 - 1PM EDT

Media planning to participate should contact Adriano Llosa at 202-693-4686.

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U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. The information above is available in large print, Braille, audio tape or disc from the COAST office upon request by calling 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755.


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