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Region 10 News Release: 08-548-SEA (#08-53)
April 21, 2008
Contact: Jeannine Lupton
Phone: 206-553-7620

Puget Sound Skills Center, Burien, Wash., event held as part of national U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA kickoff of 2008 teen summer job safety campaign

SEATTLE -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and construction industry representatives today participated in an educational project at the Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC) in Burien, Wash., supporting the agency's national 2008 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign, which focuses on construction. U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao unveiled this year's campaign earlier today at a kickoff event in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza.

"We have a strong and longstanding relationship with the construction community," said Richard Terrill, OSHA's regional administrator in Seattle. "Through this campaign, we hope to instill a culture of safety at a young age in America's next generation of employees. We look forward to working with construction safety and health leaders to further our mutual goal of ensuring that teens go home safe and healthy at the end of the day."

The kick-off event in Burien featured students from PSSC, a multi-school district center that provides entry-level vocational skills training to high school juniors and seniors, learning