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Region 6 News Release:   OSHA-04-1510-DAL
Friday, Aug.13, 2004
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: (214) 767-4776, ext. 222 or 221

OSHA and 21st Century Resources Inc. in El Paso Form Alliance to Promote Construction Safety

EL PASO, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has today formed an alliance with 21st Century Resource Inc. in El Paso, an employee leasing company representing more than 130 area construction companies that primarily employ Hispanic workers.

OSHA health and safety alliances are part of Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of workers through cooperative partnerships with trade associations, labor organizations and employers.

"This alliance will provide opportunities to build trust, provide information about best practices and leverage resources to maximize worker safety," said John Miles, OSHA's regional administrator in Dallas and head of the agency's taskforce to foster job safety and health among Hispanic workers.

Alliances enable organizations committed to workplace safety and health to work cooperatively with OSHA. Together OSHA and 21st Century Resources will work to help 21st Century Resources members' or worksites participate in OSHA's cooperative and compliance assistance programs. OSHA will also encourage 21st Century Resources worksites and client companies to build relationships with OSHA's regional and area offices to address safety issues, such as preventing fall