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Gypsum Association

Alliance Signed: October 26, 2005

"This alliance agreement with the Gypsum Association enables us to partner with organizations to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses," said David G. Dye, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.

We have agreed to advance safety and healthful working conditions for workers by providing technical assistance, education and training, sharing information and promoting the national dialogue on mine safety and health.

The Gypsum Association is a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that represents 10 manufacturers of gypsum board in the U.S. and Canada and provides technical information and assistance to the construction industry. Gypsum ore is a mineral found in sedimentary rock formations. Gypsum rock is mined or quarried and then crushed. The crushed rock is then ground into a fine powder and used as a base for gypsum plaster, gypsum board, and other gypsum products.