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June 8, 2007
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OSHA Renews Alliance with American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) renewed its Alliance with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN). The Alliance provides AAOHN members and others, including large and small businesses, with information and guidance about workplace hazard preparedness and security issues, such as workplace violence, musculoskeletal disorders, bloodborne pathogens and personal protective equipment. This Alliance was originally signed in 2003 and renewed in 2005.

"In the four years since this Alliance was originally signed, it has focused on promoting safe and healthful workplaces. Topics addressed include musculoskeletal disorders, workplace violence and promoting the use of automated external defibrillators in the workplace," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "The Alliance has reached nearly 250,000 people through the collective efforts of OSHA and AAOHN."

"AAOHN is pleased to renew this Alliance which gives us an opportunity to work together with OSHA on training and education, outreach and communication, and promotion of the national dialogue on workplace safety and health," said AAOHN President Richard Kowalski. "We are committed to working together with OSHA to promote safe work environments that prevent employee illness and injuries."

Through the Alliance, OSHA and AAOHN representatives sit on the editorial boards