Regional Forester Leanne Marten joined three Occupational Safety & Health Administration area directors at the Northern Region headquarters in Missoula, Mont. to initiate an alliance that will enhance our employees’ health and safety in light of hazards. The potential for exposure is inherent in Forest Service operations. OSHA assures safe and healthful working conditions for employees. OSHA and the Northern Region/Region 1 will focus on safety and health issues including facility and field hazards employee training and field hazard identification techniques, programs and methods. The desire to have every employee return home safely at the end of a work assignment is genuine and a strong working relationship between the two agencies will benefit that goal.