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November 15, 2005
Contact: Bill Wright
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OSHA Renews Alliance with Abbott
Focus remains on increasing safety and health training resources for the health care industry

WASHINGTON -- Workers in the health care industry are the continued focus of a renewed Alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Abbott, the agency announced today.

Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jonathan L. Snare signed a two-year renewal for Abbott's Alliance that will continue to address ergonomics, emergency preparedness, and safety and health management systems in the workplace.

"Our Alliance with Abbott has helped increase the awareness of how safety and health impacts health care management issues," Snare said. "The continuation of our collaborative efforts is important as we work to increase access to training resources that will advance the safety and health of employees throughout the industry. We are delighted that Abbott wants to continue working with us."

"Abbott is proud to renew our alliance with OSHA," added Robert D. Morrison, divisional vice president, Global Environmental, Health, Safety & Energy (GEHS&E), Abbott. "The renewal of this alliance demonstrates our continued commitment to the safety of our employees, customers and the communities in which we operate."

OSHA and Abbott, in concert with Georgetown University's Center for Business and Public Policy -- a