Tuesday, June 9, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell (202) 219-8151
OSHA WEB SITE GETS FACELIFT; NEW STREAMLINED FEATURES MAKE
INFORMATION EASIER TO ACCESS
The official Web site of the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) is sporting a new look this summer.
Shedding its text-based facade and donning a more graphic-oriented
look, the enhanced Web site is more dynamic, user-friendly and
Along with a new color scheme and revolving images, the Web
site combines all of OSHA's resources into a single location --
http://www.osha.gov. Several new features have been added,
and older ones streamlined to make a wealth of documents and
statistics available at a click of your left mouse button.
Some of these new or enhanced features are:
New Alphabetic Index An extensive alphabetic
index, including safety and health topics, is now available
to simplify access to information.
New Expanded Search Users can search across
the entire OSHA Web Site, containing thousands of documents,
by using combinations of words or phrases. Users also can limit
the search to one or more types of documents, such as Regulations
Improved Compliance Assistance Resource
"Compliance Links" consolidate all current OSHA compliance-related
information and interlinks individual subparagraphs of the standards
to specific interpretations. Hypertext links also have been added
relating to compliance guidance, directives, and case laws.
New Pages for the 50 States These pages provide
contact information for consultation programs in every state, while
also offering information for those states operating their own safety
and health programs. Links are also available to Web sites maintained
by state governments concerning safety and health issues.
New Electronic FOIA Page This includes information
on how to file a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request with
OSHA. It also contains the FOIA Act and amendments, policy
documents, manuals and FOIA responses.
The enhanced Web site still offers users insight to the latest issues
concerning OSHA's mission of protecting the safety and health of
America's workers. News releases, official statements, fact sheets
and various OSHA publicatons are available for downloading.
With its facelift, the OSHA website incorporates some of the
latest Web technology to provide users with a pleasant, efficient
and informative guide to the agency.