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OSHA renews alliance with Scaffold Industry Association

July 1, 2011

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed its Alliance with the Scaffold Industry Association Inc. (SIA), according to a press release.

Since the nationwide alliance was first signed in 2008, OSHA and SIA have developed transport platform and mast climbing work platform safety materials related to scaffold and fall hazards, as well as applicable American National Safety Institute (ANSI) consensus standards, the release stated.

According to the release, goals of the renewed alliance include: Increasing awareness of OSHA''s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives; developing new, effective training and education programs; and conducting outreach and communication activities on workers'' rights and employers'' responsibilities.

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