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Region 3 News Release:     USDL 03-592 (165)
Wed., Oct. 22, 2003
Contact: Kate Dugan
Office: (215) 861-5101

OSHA Forms Alliance With Lehigh Career And Technical Institute
Safety and Health of Staff and Students Top Priority

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced an alliance between the Allentown area office of OSHA and the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) to protect the safety and health of LCTI students, staff and others associated with its campus in Schnecksville, Penn.

LCTI is the largest career and technical school in Pennsylvania, offering more than 38 programs of study.

The alliance will have a special emphasis on youth entering the workforce, providing information, guidance and access to safety and health training. Working together, OSHA and LCTI will develop safety and health curricula tailored to LCTI programs, including such areas of study as food preparation, automotive repair, welding, electricity, carpentry, masonry, cosmetology and security.

"Good health and safety practices should be an important part of all job training," said Richard Soltan, OSHA's regional administrator for the Mid-Atlantic states. "The Labor Department is hopeful that this voluntary, cooperative relationship with LCTI will