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Jan. 23, 2008
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OSHA Announces New Alliance with Process Safety Group

WASHINGTON -- Process safety and the management of chemical reactivity hazards are the goals of a new Alliance between the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Process Safety Alliance. The OSHA and Process Safety Alliance will work to provide its participating members, small businesses and the public with process safety information, guidance, and access to training resources.

"Those working in the chemical and petroleum industries face significant hazards daily as they mix, manufacture, and package a variety of dangerous compounds," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "We are pleased to join forces with the organizations of the Process Safety Alliance, and are confident that our combined expertise will help employers to protect the safety and health of industry employees as well as the general public."

The OSHA and Process Safety Alliance signatories (known as the Alliance Partners) are the American Chemical Society; the American Chemistry Council; the API; the Center for Chemical Process Safety of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; The Chlorine Institute; the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association; the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The director of the Center for Chemical Process Safety, Scott Berger, stated on behalf of the Alliance Partners that, "The b