US Dept of Labor

Occupational Safety & Health AdministrationWe Can Help

OSHA News Release - (Archived) Table of Contents
Archive Notice - OSHA Archive

NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.
Trade News Release Banner Image

Region 4 News Release:   USDOL: 01-216
Thurs., Nov. 1, 2001
Contact: Lorette Dempsey or Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (404) 562-2078 or (404) 562-2076

OSHA Employees Assist in the World Trade Center Response
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina Send Volunteers

ATLANTA -- Forty-seven safety and health professionals from nine southeastern area offices of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration have assisted in the World Trade Center recovery effort.

"The aftermath of the attack on America has brought out the best in Americans and the best in OSHA," said OSHA Assistant Secretary John Henshaw. "In this effort, our people are using their skills to protect the safety and health of the recovery workers.

Since the September 11 terrorist attack, OSHA has worked with federal, state and local government agencies to minimize the risks of injury and death to the thousands of workers in lower Manhattan.

Approximately 400 OSHA personnel -- more than 200 from the New York region alone -- are directly involved in the consultation and assistance effort. The agency conducts air monitoring for possible air-contaminant exposures; distributes and fit-checks respirators and other personal protective equipment for rescue workers; and assists New York City agencies in monitoring the physical safety of construction and rescue personnel on-site.

The Southeastern contingent of OSHA employees, serving one-week assignments, includes twenty-nine industrial hygienists, seventeen safety specialists and one safety engineer from area offices located in Mobile, Ala.; Jackson, Miss.; Raleigh, N.C.; Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and Tampa, Fla.; and Atlanta, and Savannah, Ga.

# # #


Archive Notice - OSHA Archive

NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.

OSHA News Release - (Archived) Table of Contents

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close