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Region 3 News Release: 07-951-PHI (osha 07-110)
June 29, 2007
Contact: Leni Uddyback-Fortson
Phone: (215) 861-5102

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA launches alliance with Pitt-Bradford Outreach Services

BRADFORD, Pa. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford's outreach services department have joined forces to promote workplace safety and health for industrial companies throughout northwest Pennsylvania. The two organizations today signed an alliance on campus to help develop education programs and curricula on safety and health hazards pertinent to business and industry in the Bradford regional area.

"This alliance provides the perfect bridge between government and education to give employees the tools they need to stay safe and healthy on the job," says Ed Selker, director of OSHA's Erie, Pa., office.

Through the alliance, OSHA and Pitt-Bradford Outreach Services will provide employers with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to occupational safety and health hazards in process industries and oil and gas well drilling.

OSHA health and safety alliances are part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of employees through cooperative partnerships with trade associations, labor organizations, employers and government agencies. OSHA currently has 468 alliances nationwide with