Trade News Release
Tuesday, October 3, 2000
Contact: Frank Meilinger
PHONE: (202) 693-1999
OSHA UNVEILS PARTNERSHIP PAGE
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a new page on its
website that highlights successful safety and health partnerships and encourages new voluntary
partnerships in order to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.
Under the banner of "Partner with OSHA: New Ways of Working," the new site
describes nearly 80 current partnerships. Many of these joint ventures focus on areas addressed
in OSHA's Strategic Plan. The site also provides valuable information on public/private
collaborations and a step-by-step guide on how to initiate new partnerships.
"We are always striving for new and effective ways to reduce workplace injuries and
illnesses," said OSHA Administrator Charles N. Jeffress. "This site highlights successful
partnerships and offers recommendations on ways to establish new working relationships and
address our common goal of improving workplace safety."
Program partners may receive outreach, training, technical assistance and onsite
consultation services. Partnerships also benefit employers and employees by reducing workplace
injuries and decreasing workers' compensation premiums.
OSHA incentives offered to partnering employers include focused inspections limited to
only the most serious hazards, reduced fines, no penalties or citations for other-than-serious
violations and new opportunities to share safety and health program expertise and resources.
The new partnership page is available on OSHA's web site, www.osha-slc.gov/dcsp/partnerships/index.html, under the What's New and Outreach pages.
The text of this news release is on the World Wide Web at www.osha.gov. Information on this news release will be made available to sensory-impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 693-1999.