News Release USDL: 97-99
Thursday, March 20, 1997
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming, (202) 219-8151
OSHA CD-ROM Price Halved, Capabilities Expanded
Users of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's
1997 CD-ROM can now print individual documents easily, link to
new agency documents on the Internet and easily install the disc
on networks for about half the cost of the old version.
New search software on the 1997 release of OSHA's popular
CD-ROM has both cut the cost and expanded the options for users,
the agency announced today. For $38, instead of $77, purchasers
will get a one-year subscription including four quarterly discs
or they can buy a single disc for $15.
The OSHA poster is now included on the disc, and CD-ROM
buyers can print it out, in color or black and white, on two
pages that can be taped together. Another new feature on the
disc helps the user link to new information on OSHA's Internet
site added after release of the disc. Also the "Help" section is
now easier to use.
OSHA's CD-ROM gives users all they want to know about OSHA--and more.
It includes all OSHA standards, the OSH Act and
Federal Register notices as well as preambles to final rules
(unavailable in the Code of Federal Regulations), Occupational
Safety and Health Review Commission decisions, Mine Safety and
Health Administration standards and OSHA compliance advisor
Also on the disk are standards interpretations and
frequently asked questions, corporate-wide settlement agreements,
fact sheets, the Field Inspection Reference Manual, the
Construction Resource Manual, variances, the OSHA Technical
Manual, Congressional testimony and speeches, chemical sampling
information, OSHA directives and compliance memos, hazard
information bulletins, analytical methods for toxic substance
samples, memoranda of understanding with other agencies, listings
of Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories and approved blood
lead testing labs, Bureau of Labor Statistics recordkeeping
guidelines and other documents.
The OSHA CD-ROM supports Windows, Macintosh and DOS-based
computers. While the disc will work on networks now, only one
user can access it at a time. Windows users can jump from one
related document to another through hypertext links. PC users
can search the text of materials, display documents and view
images. Release A97-1 is current through January 15, 1997.
Titled "OSHA Regulations, Documents, and Technical
Information on CD-ROM," the disc can be purchased from the
Government Printing Office (GPO)as a one-year subscription (stock
number 729-013-00000-5) for $38 or as a single disc for $15. GPO
will accept VISA, MasterCard or GPO Deposit Account charges.
Written orders must be prepaid. Mail checks, payable to
Superintendent of Documents, along with orders to GPO,
Washington, D.C. 20402. For telephone orders, call (202) 512-1800 or
fax (202) 512-2250.
Currently GPO sends out more than 14,000 OSHA CD-ROM discs
each quarter. OSHA's disc is the government's best-selling
Installation instructions, user instructions and a
description of information on the CD-ROM are included in a small
booklet enclosed in the CD-ROM case. OSHA's CD-ROM help desk at
(801) 487-0680 can provide further information and answer
questions on the product.