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January 5, 2006
Contact: Elaine Fraser
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ACS Added to OSHA and Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management Alliance

WASHINGTON -- Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Jonathan L. Snare today signed an addendum adding the American Chemical Society (ACS) to the Alliance between OSHA and the Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management group.

ACS will be included in the group, which consists of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; American Chemistry Council; Center for Chemical Process Safety; Chlorine Institute Inc.; Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; National Association of Chemical Distributors; and Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association.

Originally signed on March 30, 2004, the Alliance focuses on OSHA and the organizations working together to provide those involved in the manufacture, distribution, use and storage of chemicals with information, guidance and access to training resources to protect communities' and employees' health and safety through better identification and management of chemical reactivity hazards.

"Through the addition of this very important chemical safety stakeholder, we can further reinforce the foundation of a culture of prevention in the chemical industry," said Snare.

Added Dr. William F.