Wednesday, June 14, 2006

OSHA Renews Alliance With American Society of Safety Engineers

OSHA and ASSE reach agreement ...

"The U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) joined again with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) to formally extend their Alliance for two years. Edwin G. Foulke Jr., assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, and Jack Dobson, president of ASSE, signed the Alliance renewal during the ASSE's 2006 Professional Development Conference in Seattle, Wash.

The Alliance was originally signed in December 2002 and renewed in June 2004.

"Our decision to enter into this formal agreement with ASSE in December 2002 has proven to be the right choice to produce results in our fight for workplace safety and health," said Foulke. "There is much more that we can achieve together. I look forward to the next two years of cooperation with this organization."

...As a direct result of the Alliance, local ASSE chapters are establishing Alliances with local OSHA offices. For example, the ASSE's Granite State Chapter and Savannah Chapter formed local Alliances last year with OSHA's Concord, N.H., and Atlanta and Savannah area offices, respectively. The Alliance also resulted in a successful safety professionals' certification workshop at the ASSE conference last year, providing career development information for government employees in the safety, health and environmental fields."   continued ...   (Via U.S. Newswire)

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