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Region 3 News Release: 07-1234-PHI (osha 07-131)
Aug. 17, 2007
Contact: Leni Uddyback-Fortson
Phone: (215) 861-5102

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA launches alliance with American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Allentown, Pa., area office of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley have joined forces to provide training and education programs for business and industry on a wide variety of safety topics including falls, amputations, ergonomics, chemical and electrical safety, and physical hazards. The two organizations officially began their partnership today at a signing ceremony at the Red Cross office in Bethlehem.

"This alliance will maximize the resources of our two organizations equipped to provide employers with necessary guidance to develop emergency preparedness programs, and implement sound and effective safety and health programs," said Jean Kulp, area director of OSHA's Allentown office.

John Hughes, executive director of the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley, added, "We are very pleased to have this opportunity to partner with OSHA because, ultimately, we are both working towards the same goal making sure the workplace is safe and healthful. Together, we can provide information, guidance and easy access to resources and training on safety and health topics."

The American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley serves 680,000 residents of Pennsylvania's Carbon, Lehigh and Nort