ALLENTOWN, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) elevated its longstanding alliance with the Lehigh Valley Safety Committee (LVSC), a consortium of organizations in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, to “ambassador” status at a virtual signing ceremony today.

By raising the LVSC’s status, OSHA is recognizing the consortium’s success in building and maintaining a productive cooperative relationship with the agency.

In October 2005, OSHA’s Allentown office and the LVSC signed an alliance agreement to promote workplace safety and health. The committee’s members include Northampton Community College, the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals and the Pennsylvania/OSHA Consultation Program.

“OSHA continues to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship with Lehigh Valley Safety Committee to improve safety and health practices and programs in workplaces across the Lehigh Valley,” said OSHA Area Director Jean Kulp in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

As an Alliance Program Ambassador, the LVSC will continue to share relevant health and safety information with its membership and facilitate understanding of workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

The OSHA Alliance Program fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, giving them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

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