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Region 4 News Release:    06-1472-ATL (166)
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Contact: Roberto Sanchez     JoAnne Burgoyne
Phone: (205) 731-1534   (404) 562-2076

OSHA and Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama Form Alliance for Safer Construction Work
Signing Ceremony Scheduled for Aug. 24 in Birmingham, Ala.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama (ABC) have formed an alliance to prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the construction industry.

"The primary goal of this alliance is to promote the value of establishing and maintaining safety and health programs to construction contractors," said Roberto Sanchez, OSHAs Birmingham, Ala., area director. "The alliance will also provide safety and health materials to workers."

Event: OSHA, ABC Alliance Signing Ceremony
Date/Time: Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama 1830 28th Ave. S. Birmingham
Contact: Roberto Sanchez, OSHA
Phone: (205) 731-1534

President Jeff Masters will represent the ABC at the signing ceremony.

OSHA has created more than 453 alliances with organizations committed to fostering safety and health in the workplace.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for