News Release USDL: 95-407
Friday, October 6, 1995
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming, (202) 219-8151
Revised OSHA Technical Manual Offers Guidance On Hazard Recognition
An updated version of the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration's (OSHA) technical manual is now available to
provide technical information and guidance to employers who need
help in identifying and controlling hazards as part of their safety
and health programs, the U. S. Labor Department announced today.
Originally issued as a compliance directive, the revised 300-plus
page manual is now considered an educational document. The 21
chapters have been reorganized into nine topic sections covering
sampling, measuring methods and instruments; health hazards; safety
hazards; construction operations; health care facilities;
ergonomics; personal protective equipment; safety and health
management and general information.
The technical manual includes a new chapter on controlling
lead exposures in the construction industry. Chapters covering
sampling, technical equipment and sample shipping and handling have
been revised and updated.
The manual will be available soon on OSHA's CD-ROM disc and on
OSHA's Internet web page (http://www.osha.gov/). A limited number
of paper copies are available to requestors who send a self-addressed
mailing label to OSHA Publications, P.O. Box 37535,
Washington, D.C. 20013-7535.