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Oct. 27, 2008
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OSHA and the American Industrial Hygiene Association renew Alliance
Construction, general industry among areas of focus

WASHINGTON -- Employers and employees will receive valuable workplace safety and health information and training resources on general industry, construction and emergency response issues through a renewed Alliance signed today between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

Originally signed in 2002, the Alliance developed products and resources addressing issues ranging from ergonomics and hazard communication to personal protective equipment and noise and hearing conservation.

"Our renewed Alliance with AIHA offers us the opportunity to build upon the many accomplishments we have achieved over the past six years," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "We are pleased to continue to work with AIHA to develop resources and offer outreach that will help provide safe and healthful workplaces for employees."

Through the Alliance, AIHA has developed several compliance assistance products, including five AIHA QuickTips sheets that provide occupational safety and health professionals with at-a-glance information on specific hazards such as noise and laboratory ergonomics. Alliance Implementation Team members delivered presentations on occupational safety and health issues at two AIHA Conferences and Exposit