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Region 3 News Release: 08-761-PHI (osha 08-083)
June 4, 2008
Contact: Alisha Brown
Phone: 215-861-5101

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA partners with Delaware Contractors Association Inc. to protect construction employees

NEWARK, Del. -- The Delaware Contractors Associations of Newark today joined the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to announce a partnership designed to foster a safe workplace for employees and to help contractors develop and implement exemplary safety and health management systems.

"OSHA is striving to promote cooperative relationships with professional organizations that want to proactively address safety and health issues," said Domenick Salvatore, area director for the agency's Wilmington office. "Our goal is to help eliminate employee exposure to jobsite safety and health hazards."

The partnership aims to increase the number of general and specialty contractors who implement effective safety and health programs, and emphasize reducing injuries resulting from the leading construction hazards, including falls, being struck by objects and vehicles, being caught in or between objects, and electrocutions.

For more information, contact OSHA's Wilmington Area Office at 302-573-6518.

OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program is part of U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of employees through cooperative relationships with trade associations, labor organizations, employers and employees. More than 1.4 million employees and more than 2