June 17th, 2010
11:19 AM ET

BP agrees to oversee safety issues for fishermen, letter says

Scott Zamost

New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) - BP has formally agreed to take responsibility for ensuring fishermen and other contract workers comply with federal safety guidelines as the massive oil spill clean-up continues in the Gulf, according to a letter obtained by CNN.

The letter, dated June 16, states that BP is "committed to the safety and well-being of all employees and contractors who are performing clean-up activities in response to the Deepwater Horizon incident."

Specifically, the company said it "will comply with all applicable OSHA and (Coast Guard) regulations, and to the extent it enters into contracts with such response contractors, BP will require those contractors and their subcontractors to comply" with the same regulations.

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