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Region 5 News Release: 09-100-CHI
Feb 23, 2009
Contact: Brad Mitchell or Scott Allen
U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance with Minneapolis-based American Warehouse Systems
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- The Eau Claire Area Office of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American Warehouse Systems in Minneapolis, a registered contractor with the federal government, will take steps to reduce and prevent injuries and illnesses in the warehouse industry through an alliance signed today.
"This alliance seeks to reach employees and employers at all levels, and provide them with the knowledge and ability to anticipate, identify and eliminate work-related hazards in warehousing," said Mark Hysell, OSHA's area director in Eau Claire.
The alliance partners will work together to develop and distribute safety and health training materials for warehousing to enable employers and employees to implement and follow best practice standards and guidelines. OSHA and American Warehouse Systems will promote these materials at conferences, meetings and other local events as well as through their individual Web sites and other media.
Alliances are a means for participating organizations to network with others committed to workplace safety and health, and exchange information about hazards. OSHA currently has more than 470 alliances throughout the nation with organizations committed to fostering safety and health in the workplace.
Employers and employees with questions about this or other OSHA partnerships or alliances may call the agency's Eau Claire Area Office at 715-832-9019.
OSHA has improved workplace safety and health over the past 38 years. This success is reflected in the latest data (2007) showing the lowest national injury and illness incidence rate that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has ever recorded. OSHA continues to work diligently to focus its resources where they will have the most