OSHA renewed its alliance with the National Safety Council (NSC) Monday to continue providing health and safety information to the construction and general industries.

The alliance will specifically focus on encouraging motor vehicle safety and drug-free workplaces. It will also address first-aid training in the workplace, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators.

"The National Safety Council and OSHA have a long-standing relationship based on our organizations' missions to reduce occupational injuries," said Alan C. McMillan, president and CEO, National Safety Council. "Renewing this alliance further facilitates our mutual promotion of safety in the workplace while giving special attention to driving safety and drug-free workplaces, both significant occupational safety issues."

Over the past year, the OSHA-NSC alliance has reached over 577,000 individuals on safety and health issues through events and interactive activities such as the 2006 National Safety Congress and Expo, the 2007 National Safety Month, and OSHA's electronic assistance tools, according to OSHA.