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Aug. 22, 2007
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OSHA renews alliance with the American Shipbuilding Association

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) renewed its alliance with the American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) to continue providing ASA members and other stakeholders in the shipbuilding industry with important information about reducing and preventing exposure to shipyard safety and health hazards.

"This cooperative alliance clearly illustrates our commitment to reducing shipyard safety and health hazards, while promoting best practices and technical knowledge for the shipbuilding industry," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke Jr. "At the end of the day, this alliance helps to accomplish one of the major goals of the agency - sending America's working men and women home safe and healthy."

"This alliance agreement with OSHA demonstrates the importance that the American Shipbuilding Association places on the safety and well-being of our workforce. The shipbuilding industry is heavily dependent upon and highly values our skilled workforce," said Cynthia L. Brown, president, American Shipbuilding Association.

"That is why we prioritize this relationship with the federal regulatory agency responsible for helping us to ensure a safe and quality working environment for the men and women who build the safest and most technologically advanced ships in the world."

Through the alliance