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OSHA Trade Release
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
For Immediate Release
OSHA Trade Release
Monday, July 21, 2003
Contact: Layne Lathram
Phone: (202) 693-1999
New Pages on Emergency Preparedness, Small Business Provide Useful Info
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced the availability of two new pages on the agency's website which will provide information on workplace emergency preparedness and information on how OSHA helps small businesses.
"OSHA wants to provide the best and most accessible information possible to help employers, employees and businesses stay safe, healthy and successful," said John L. Henshaw, Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health. "It is critical to the health and safety of America's workers that information on emergency preparedness and safety for responders be readily available to those who need it. It is also important to the success of small businesses that they understand what OSHA can do and how OSHA can help them."
The new emergency preparedness page focuses on the occupational safety and health aspects of emergency preparedness and response, providing links for responders and general worksites looking for technical assistance. The site is arranged to provide information based on type of employer (responders and general worksites) as well as on specialty topics like chemical, biological, personal protective equipment or bioterrorism. There are also links to other government websites that offer information and technical assistance.
The redesigned small business page is home to information on the consultation program and a new section on the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). The site has several other new sections, including a section on the benefits OSHA provides to the small business employer and Small Business Success Stories. The page has links to OSHA's Safety and Health Data Tools, Technical Links to Safety and Health Topics, and the wide of array of compliance assistance pages. There is also a Helpful Websites section with links to other governmental compliance assistance sites.
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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