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  From the Editor
 
It's a busy spring season at OSHA, and this issue of Job Safety & Health Quarterly offers features about a wide range of workplace safety and health issues and new initiatives. Our cover story, "Protecting Workers From Ergonomic Injuries," outlines OSHA's new ergonomics plan, which combines industry-specific guidelines, tough enforcement, outreach, and advanced research to help reduce musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace.

Also in this issue, be sure to see the interview with Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, who discusses her views about workplace safety and health.

Learn how OSHA is reaching out to Hispanics through its national, regional, and area offices to help reduce their disproportionate workplace injury and fatality rates. See how Delta Air Lines became the first commercial airline to join OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs.  Read about the progress in OSHA's efforts to reduce amputations, which rank among the most preventable workplace injuries. Also, enjoy our colorful photo story about the agency's national emphasis program on reducing the many hazards associated with ship-breaking operations.

While catching you up on all that's new at OSHA, this issue looks back to OSHA's roots as well. Don't miss "Remembering Alice Hamilton," an interesting feature that honors a true pioneer in worker safety and health.

There's much more in the pages ahead. Enjoy the issue!

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Donna Miles
Managing Editor