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July 1, 2008
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OSHA and The Dow Chemical Company renew Alliance

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) have renewed their Alliance and will continue to focus on advancing a culture of prevention of safety and health hazards for the nation's working men and women. OSHA and Dow will jointly promote the case for safer, healthier workplaces by sharing proven practices and technical knowledge in areas such as process safety management, safety and health management systems, emergency preparedness, and employee wellness programs.

"The renewal of this Alliance with The Dow Chemical Company is more good news for the safety and health of our nation's employees," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "The ideas shared by Dow and OSHA in the past have helped to identify and prevent occupational hazards, and we are eagerly anticipating more success ahead."

Through the Alliance, Dow has completed three case studies summarized in the slide presentation Overview of OSHA and The Dow Chemical Case Studies that illustrate the practical benefits of an effective occupational safety and health program. Dow representatives serve on the editorial board for OSHA's Ammonia Refrigeration eTool, as well as the editorial boards of several