OSHA forms safety and health partnership with AK Steel

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: workplace safety

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has formed a three-year safety and health partnership with AK Steel Corp.'s Mansfield (Ohio) plant. AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, as well as carbon and stainless tubular steel products, for automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets.

"This agreement provides an opportunity for the partners to come together and demonstrate that we all benefit when management, labor and government dedicate themselves to providing a safe and healthful work environment," said Jule Hovi, OSHA area director in Toledo, Ohio. "We are confident the cooperative effort will help us to meet our mutual goal to reduce injuries and illnesses."

The partnership is committed to lowering the injury and illness rates through increased anticipation, identification, evaluation and control of safety and health hazards in the workplace. OSHA and AK Steel will cooperate to develop site-specific safety programs, focus on increasing employee involvement in the safety and health program and continuously promote safe practices throughout the life of the agreement.

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