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Region 3 News Release: Release Number: 05-983-PHI
Date: June 2, 2005
Contact: Leni Uddyback-Fortson
Phone: (215) 861-5102

OSHA Alliance with the Delaware Safety Council, Inc.
Targets Accident Prevention for Motor Fleet Operations

WILMINGTON, Del. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Delaware Safety Council, Inc. are joining forces to promote workplace safety and health in motor fleet and forklift operations. OSHA and the Delaware Safety Council, Inc. officially launched their alliance at a signing ceremony today in Wilmington.

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 with trade associations, labor organizations and employers. The Delaware Safety Council, Inc. is a nonprofit safety resource and training organization committed to promoting the protection of life and health on the highway and in the workplace for its 350 business members in Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic Region.

"This alliance aims to help prevent work-related transportation accidents that account for far too many fatalities and injuries each year," said Jonathan L. Snare, OSHA's acting assistant secretary, who represented the federal agency at the signing ceremony. "Together, OSHA and the Delaware Safety Council can provide the tools that workers need to stay safe when they travel on the job."

Through the alliance, OSHA and the Delaware Safety Council, Inc. will deliver training and educational programs on traffic safety and d