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Trade News Release
February 1, 2006
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999

OSHA Renews Alliance with American Shipbuilding Association
Alliance Focuses on Exposure to Shipyard Safety and Health Hazards

WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) have renewed their Alliance that will continue to help protect workers by minimizing exposure to shipyard safety and health hazards.

"Continuing our work with ASA is invaluable in targeting one of the high-hazard industries in which we're focusing our safety and health resources," said Jonathan L. Snare, Acting Assistant Secretary for OSHA. "We look forward to furthering our joint efforts to help reduce injuries and illnesses in shipyards."

Added John Casey, ASA Chairman of the Board of Directors: "It is my distinct honor to renew the Alliance Agreement with OSHA on behalf of the membership of our Association. This renewal symbolizes the commitment of each of our member shipyards to work in concert with OSHA in order to ensure that the workplace environment is as safe as possible for all of our shipyard workers, who represent our industry's greatest asset."

Through the OSHA and ASA Alliance renewal agreement, the organizations are continuing to help advance a culture of injury and illness prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge and promoting safe and healthful working conditions for