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|Omaha, Nebraska Area Office Uses E-Mail Updates to Provide Safety and Health Information to Wide Audience|
The Omaha, Nebraska Area Office in OSHA’s Region VII uses e-mail updates to provide timely safety and health information to a growing number of people throughout Nebraska. The updates include information on Nebraska workplace fatalities, new OSHA compliance assistance resources, regulatory developments, OSHA enforcement actions and notices of local safety and health training opportunities. The Area Office even uses these e-mail updates to send notices of OSHA job announcements to the local safety and health community.
Doug Fletcher, the Compliance Assistance Specialist for the Omaha Area Office, sends out the e-mail updates at least once a month to employers, employees, union representatives and labor groups, professional and industrial associations, Chambers of Commerce and government agencies. The distribution list also includes participants in OSHA’s cooperative programs, including the Area Office’s Alliances, Strategic Partnership participants and Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) participants in Nebraska. In addition, the e-mail distribution list includes local worksites listed in OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting program, companies that have sustained fatalities in Nebraska and companies that have come to the Area Office for informal conferences to review proposed citations.
"We are pleased that we have been able to send these e-mail updates to provide workplace safety and health information to so many people in Nebraska," said Ben Bare, Area Director of the Omaha Area Office. “This tool has helped us to quickly get critical safety and health information out to those who need it most. We are only now beginning to realize how valuable and versatile this tool can be.”
The Area Office has found that many recipients of the updates are thankful for the information. The following are examples of feedback from the recipients:
For more information, please contact Doug Fletcher.
As of July 2007