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Region 4 News Release:    06-1032-ATL (113)
Date: June 16, 2006
Contact: Dan Fuqua     Bill Grimes
Phone: (404) 562-2078 (404) 562-2254

OSHA and Georgia Department of Education Join Forces to Reduce Injuries and Illnesses Among Young Workers
Signing Ceremony June 19 in Tucker

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Georgia Department of Education are joining forces to reduce injuries and illnesses among Georgias youth workers. An alliance signing ceremony will be held Monday, June 19, at OSHAs Tucker area office.

Participating organizations include: the Georgia Tech Consultation Program, Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute Education Center, Construction Education Foundation of Georgia, American Industrial Hygiene Association-Georgia section, and the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

"The mission of this alliance will be to provide career technology educators throughout the state with resources necessary to offer effective safety and health training to their students," said G.T Breezley, OSHA's Atlanta-East area director.

EVENT: Alliance Signing Ceremony
DATE/TIME: Monday, June 19, 2006 - 10 a.m.
LOCATION: OSHA's Atlanta-East Area Office
LaVista Perimeter Office Park