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OSHA Trade Release
May 9, 2003
Contact: Layne Lathram
Phone: (202) 693-1999
New Page on Agency's Website Presents Useful Information, Links
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is providing information on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that may be useful for employers and employees. The information is available on the agency's website at www.osha.gov.
"As new issues about safety and health in the workplace evolve, it is important to put information in the hands of people who need it the most," said John L. Henshaw, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. "There is still much we do not know about SARS, but sharing what we do know helps everyone make informed decisions about assessing risks and taking appropriate precautions.
Information on OSHA's website includes a PowerPoint presentation that employers may find useful in discussing the risks of SARS in the workplace, information about precautions to be taken in working with patients with SARS, and links to other agencies' fact sheets, guidance and information on SARS, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
As more information about SARS becomes available, OSHA will add to its webpage.
OSHA is dedicated to saving lives, preventing injuries and illnesses and protecting America's workers. Safety and health add value to business, the workplace and life. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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