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Sept. 26, 2007
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OSHA Announces New Alliance with the National Construction Safety Executives
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Construction Safety Executives (NCSE) have formed a new Alliance to provide employees in the construction industry with information, guidance and access to training resources to protect and encourage employee safety and health.
"The Alliance between OSHA and NCSE further solidifies our commitment to protecting the safety and health of employees, particularly those new to the construction industry," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "Together, we will serve as a leading resource in communicating standards and guidelines designed to reduce worksite injuries and accidents."
The OSHA and NCSE Alliance will focus on falls, electrical, struck-by, and caught in-between hazards. The Alliance's outreach and communication efforts include developing information to identify and prevent workplace hazards and effective tools to convey that information. With the assistance of OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals, the most effective practices and approaches will be publicized through outreach materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures. In addition, Alliance members will promote national dialogue on workplace safety and health