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Region 4 News Release
Release Number: 04-1916-ATL (211)
Date: Monday, September 27, 2004
Contact: Dan Fuqua
Phone: (404) 562-2078

OSHA and American Subcontractors Association Form Alliance To Prevent Laceration, Back and Hand Injuries
Signing Ceremony Scheduled for September 28, in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Protecting workers from laceration, back and hand injuries is the goal of a new alliance between the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Subcontractors Association.

A signing ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28, at The Club in Birmingham

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

"This alliance will help employers and employees recognize conditions that lead to back, hand and laceration injuries and develop skills to reduce those hazards," said Roberto Sanchez, OSHA's Birmingham area director. "According to an association survey of member companies, these are the three most prevalent injuries suffered by their employees."

  Event: Safety and Health Alliance Signing Ceremony
Occupational Safety and Health Administration and
American Subcontractors Association
Date/Time: Sept. 28, 2004 - 11:30 a.m.