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March 30, 2006
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999

OSHA Renews Alliance with the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers

WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Construction Institute (CI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) are extending their Alliance for another two years to continue focusing on safety and health issues in the construction industry.

"The collective expertise of the Construction Institute of ASCE and OSHA can make a significant impact on the safety and health of construction workers," said Jonathan L. Snare, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. "This Alliance gives us the tools to encourage employers and workers to commit to safe work practices and achieve positive gains toward reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities."

"Two years after signing the Alliance, we are very pleased with the results. In particular, the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Design for Safety workgroup has far exceeded our expectations," said Marvin Oey, Director, CI-ASCE. "The trust and cooperation among fellow Alliance Program participants has been excellent and we look forward to continuing to work with OSHA to meet the goals of the agreement."

OSHA and CI-ASCE will continue to work together to encourage employers to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources, especially in the area of crane safety and to incorporate safety and health issues into the construction/constructability process. In addition, OSHA and CI-ASCE are distribu