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Trade News Release
Mar. 27, 2008
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OSHA forms new Alliance with Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association

WASHINGTON -- Employers and employees involved in the manufacturing of kitchen cabinets will benefit from a new Alliance signed today between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA).

Through the Alliance agreement, OSHA and KCMA will work together to provide association members and others with materials, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, especially in reducing and preventing exposure to amputation hazards.

"It is important to educate employees about safety and health hazards in the work environment," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "We are pleased that our new Alliance with KCMA will help us identify and guard against workplace hazards that are likely to cause amputations."

Added Bill Weaver, KCMA president and president of Canyon Creek Cabinet Company: "The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association is very pleased to formally enter into an Alliance with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to utilize our collective knowledge, experience and expertise to achieve the goal of reducing amputations in the cabinet manufacturing industry. This is an area of mutual concern and through our efforts, we are confident that further progress will be made."

OSHA and KMCA will provide expertise in developing