Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 18:15:28 -0600
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From: Georjean Adams <gla**At_Symbol_Here**EHSSTRATEGIES.COM>
Subject: Safe Chemicals for Schools Discussion

Back in October there was quite a round of discussion on working with safe
chemicals in the lab.  I thought this Alabama program might be something
people might want to follow up on with their local OSHA offices:

* Safety Program to Protect Young Workers *[ article 11/13/06]*

State educators and safety experts have joined forces with OSHA to develop
courses aimed at reducing exposure to safety hazards for young workers. An
alliance signing ceremony was recently held at Alabama State University's
Montgomery campus.

"The mission of this alliance is to provide career technology educators
throughout the state with the resources necessary to offer effective safety
and health training for students," said Ken Atha, OSHA's area director in

Educators certified as safety instructors will conduct OSHA courses as part
of a school's curriculum. The classes will equip students with the skills
they need to recognize and abate hazards commonly found in school
laboratories and at their workplaces.

Alliance participants include Safe State Alabama Onsite Consultation
Program; Alabama Department of Education, Career/Technical Education
Section; American Society of Safety Engineers, Alabama and Mississippi
chapters; and OSHA's area offices in Mobile and Birmingham.

The OSHA area office in Mobile is located at 1141 Montlimar Drive, Suite
1006; phone: 251-441-6131. The area office for OSHA in Birmingham is at 950
22nd St. North, Suite 1050; phone: 205-731-1534.

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