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Region 4 News Release
Release Number: 04-944-ATL
May 25, 2004
Contact: Ken Atha     Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (251) 441-6131     (404) 562-2076

New Alliance Will Promote Safety for Alabama Maritime Workers

MOBILE, Ala. -- The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is forging an alliance with the Gulf Coast Maritime Safety Association and the Physical Therapy Association, Alabama Chapter, to reduce safety hazards in the maritime industry.

OSHA alliances are part of Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of workers through cooperative partnerships.

Through this cooperative agreement the parties will share information, guidance, and training resources to eliminate slip, trip and fall hazards in the maritime industry.

EVENT: Alliance Signing Ceremony - Alabama Maritime Industry
DATE/TIME: May 27, 2004, 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Atlantic Marine, Inc
Dunlap Drive (Pinto Island)
Mobile, Ala.
Ken Atha
(251) 441-6131

This cooperative approach sets safety and health as a high priority," said Ken Atha, director of OSHA's Mobile area office. "It represents a commitment by all the parties to provide workers with a safe and healthy work environment by recogniz