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May 23, 2008
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OSHA continues its Alliance with the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) recently renewed their Alliance and will continue encouraging employers, including small businesses, to increase access to safety and health information for employees. The Alliance focuses on reducing and preventing exposure to industrial hazards and issues related to above ground storage tanks.

"The collaborative relationship between OSHA and ILMA over the past two years has produced useful and informative materials for employers and employees in manufacturing," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "As the Alliance moves forward in its efforts to improve safety, we remain committed to promoting healthful working conditions for the working men and women in this industry."

Through the Alliance, ILMA published an article by Assistant Secretary Foulke titled "Making the Business Case for Safety and Health" in the March 2007 issue of Compoundings. ILMA developed guidance resources including "Dermal Assessment Guide," a tool to help small businesses understand the potential connection between the use of metal removal fluids in facility operations and the development of dermatitis. The organization also pro