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June 8, 2007
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OSHA renews Alliance with National Association of Home Builders

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed its Alliance with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to continue providing the residential construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance will continue to address safety and health issues including fall, electrical, struck-by, and other safety hazards.

"OSHA and NAHB have done a great job helping the residential construction industry to protect employees through seminars, publications and workgroups," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "More than 800,000 industry professionals have been reached through OSHA's Residential Construction Industry Safety and Health Topics page, NAHB events and the OSHA and NAHB Web sites."

"NAHB is proud to be renewing the successful NAHB-OSHA Alliance as part of our commitment to improving construction safety in the home building industry," said Sandy Dunn, first vice president of NAHB and a home builder from Point Pleasant, W.Va. "The safety training materials and seminars that have been produced through this Alliance, such as the NAHB-OSHA Jobsite Safety Handbook, have already made a positive impact on employee safety."

Through the Alliance, NAHB members and staff sit on the editorial board of the Residential Construction Safety and Health Topics page which