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Chamber, OSHA Form Partnership

Teamed to train.

Teamed to train.

POTTSTOWN PA – Employees of member companies in the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce will receive workplace injury and illness prevention training under a new program being offered by the chamber and the Allentown area office of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency announced Tuesday (March 3, 2009).

Under a recently signed partnership, OSHA and the chamber said they intend to work together to develop and deliver training and education programs on occupational safety and health issues relevant to area businesses, according to Jean Kulp, director of OSHA’s Allentown office.

OSHA and the chamber “recognize the value of an alliance that will help foster workplace safety and health for area employees,” Kulp said. About 1.4 million employees and nearly 28,000 employers across the U.S. have participated with OSHA in more than 500 similar partnerships since the program began in 1998.

Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township is a municipal member of the chamber. Located at 152 High St., the chamber serves more than 700 members in western Montgomery, northern Chester, and southeastern Berks counties, primarily along the U.S. Route 422 corridor.

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