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2/23/2010 - OSHA Region 6 and SIA Form Alliance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Laurie Weber, Executive Director
Scaffold Industry Association
laurie@scaffold.org (816) 595.4860
 
OSHA Region 6 and Scaffold Industry Association Form An Alliance
Kansas City, MO - US Labor Department's OSHA Region 6 and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) have formed an alliance to promote safety and health in the construction industry. Enhanced workplace safety for construction workers in the states of Louisiana and Texas is the goal of an alliance signed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Scaffold Industry Association (SIA), South Central Regional Chapter in Houston on February 22, 2010during SIA's mid-year Committee Week meeting.

"We welcome this opportunity to join with the SIA toward emphasizing employer awareness of hazardous working conditions in the construction industry," said Dean McDaniel, OSHA's regional administrator in Dallas, Texas. "It is hopeful that this cooperative effort will help prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities."

Under this agreement, partners will work together to develop educational training programs relating to scaffold and fall hazards, as well as applicable American National Safety Institute (ANSI) consensus standards. The agreement also will establish communication methods for providing information to employers and employees in the construction industry.
"We are really excited about this opportunity for the members in our region to work hands on with OSHA," said SIA South Central Chapter President, Chris Moody.

About the SIA
The Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, supported scaffold and
suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access industry. The SIA delivers hundreds of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world. These programs cover all aspects of scaffold and access safety and equipment use. The SIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard, SIA ASC A92
standards. For more information, call (816) 595.4860 or visit the official SIA website at www.scaffold.org.
 
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