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National News Release: 08-887-NAT
June 26, 2008
Contact: David Sims    Sharon Worthy
Phone: 202-693-1898    202-693-4676


U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA chief encourages safe cleanup effort

For News Editors and Public Service Directors:

A radio actuality prepared by Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Edwin G. Foulke Jr. is available at http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/audio/main.htm#20080626 for use in helping your listeners understand how important safety should be during their recovery efforts. The actuality provides a toll-free telephone number individuals can call to learn more about flood recovery hazards and related issues, as well as a Web site address should they be online capable.

The U.S. Department of Labor is concerned that the loss of life or serious injury to recovery workers not be added to the tragedies caused by calamitous weather. We appreciate your assistance in getting that message to volunteers and workers on the job.

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Actuality Script:

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