Pittsburgh, PA – The Safety Department, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based safety consulting firm, hosted a group of government officials from the Chinese province of Shandong. The purpose of the visit was to exchange ideas and methodologies on workplace safety. The meeting, arranged by representatives of the Peoples’ Republic, provided the group an opportunity to discuss a wide range of occupational safety issues currently faced by companies engaged in international business. Topics for discussion included American safety management systems, as well as the function of local governments and governmental agencies in workplace safety. Foremost on the agenda was establishing an ongoing partnership in workplace safety and a collaboration for future safety projects.