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News Brief
July 25, 2007
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OSHA renews alliance with
American Council of Independent Laboratories

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed its alliance with the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL). Through the alliance, OSHA and ACIL are using their collective expertise to help increase awareness of OSHA's Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) program.

"The OSHA Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory program is an indispensable component in ensuring the health and safety of employees in the workplace," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke Jr. "When a testing laboratory places its nationally-registered mark on the products they test, they're certifying the product meets OSHA standards of approval of equipment. Together, this alliance is a huge step forward in promoting and encouraging workplace safety."

"ACIL values its positive relationship with OSHA and remains committed to raising awareness of the agency's Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory program which is a key success in helping to ensure the health and safety of the American workforce," said ACIL Deputy Director and Acting Executive Director Eddie Van Aken. "ACIL is pleased to continue working with OSHA through the alliance, as we continue to promote the value of this program and workplace safety and health both within the Independent Testing Industry and to the public in general."

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