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Region 4 News Release: 08-445-ATL (095)
April 14, 2008
Contact: Michael Wald
Phone: 404-562-2076

U.S. Labor Department's OSHA to provide safety and health training for Alabama Gulf Coast construction industry employers

MOBILE, Ala. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will provide free safety and health training to employers on Friday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT during the 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Construction Safety Conference at the Greater Gulf Coast States Fairgrounds in Mobile.

Titled "Rebuilding the Coast ... Safely," the conference is jointly sponsored by OSHA, the American Society of Safety Engineers Mobile Chapter, the Alabama Chapter of the Associated General Contractors, the Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, and Training Solutions for Construction and Industry.

Exhibitors will offer products and services that support construction workplace safety and health programs. Meals and beverages, in addition to training, will be provided at no cost.

Participants are required to pre-register by contacting Jack Fecas by telephone at 251-478-9152. He also is available to answer conference-related questions.

Contact Ken Atha by telephone at 251-441-6131 with OSHA-related questions.

News media are encouraged to cover the conference.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to promote the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting