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Trade News Release
June 29, 2006
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999

OSHA Unveils Safety and Health Topics Page for Concrete and Concrete Products Industry
Alliance Program and National Ready-Mix Concrete Association Partner in its Development

WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced the availability of a new page on the agency's Web site that provides web-based assistance for employers and employees in the concrete products industry.

Concrete and Concrete Products - Manufacturing and Construction, the agency's newest Safety and Health Topics page, is a product of OSHA's Alliance Program and Strategic Partnership with the National Ready-Mix Concrete Association.

"This new resource provides useful information and guidance that will help foster a safer work environment for employees involved in cement production and manufacturing, and cement-related construction," said OSHA Administrator Ed Foulke. "The development of this page also demonstrates how we leverage our resources and work in cooperation with organizations to improve workplace safety and health."

Visitors to the site can access information to develop and implement comprehensive safety and health programs, including several examples from the construction and manufacturing portions of the industry. Also available are links to other resources that identify the most common industry hazards and possible solutions to those hazards.

The page highlights OSHA standards, compliance directives, and standards interpretations