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OSHA National News Release
U.S. Department of Labor
News Release USDL: 97-99
Thursday, March 20, 1997
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming, (202) 219-8151
OSHA CD-ROM Price Halved, Capabilities Expanded
Users of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's 1997 CD-ROM can now print individual documents easily, link to new agency documents on the Internet and easily install the disc on networks for about half the cost of the old version.
New search software on the 1997 release of OSHA's popular CD-ROM has both cut the cost and expanded the options for users, the agency announced today. For $38, instead of $77, purchasers will get a one-year subscription including four quarterly discs or they can buy a single disc for $15.
The OSHA poster is now included on the disc, and CD-ROM buyers can print it out, in color or black and white, on two pages that can be taped together. Another new feature on the disc helps the user link to new information on OSHA's Internet site added after release of the disc. Also the "Help" section is now easier to use.
OSHA's CD-ROM gives users all they want to know about OSHA--and more. It includes all OSHA standards, the OSH Act and Federal Register notices as well as preambles to final rules (unavailable in the Code of Federal Regulations), Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission decisions, Mine Safety and Health Administration standards and OSHA compliance advisor software.
Also on the disk are standards interpretations and frequently asked questions, corporate-wide settlement agreements, fact sheets, the Field Inspection Reference Manual, the Construction Resource Manual, variances, the OSHA Technical Manual, Congressional testimony and speeches, chemical sampling information, OSHA directives and compliance memos, hazard information bulletins, analytical methods for toxic substance samples, memoranda of understanding with other agencies, listings of Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories and approved blood lead testing labs, Bureau of Labor Statistics recordkeeping guidelines and other documents.
The OSHA CD-ROM supports Windows, Macintosh and DOS-based computers. While the disc will work on networks now, only one user can access it at a time. Windows users can jump from one related document to another through hypertext links. PC users can search the text of materials, display documents and view images. Release A97-1 is current through January 15, 1997.
Titled "OSHA Regulations, Documents, and Technical Information on CD-ROM," the disc can be purchased from the Government Printing Office (GPO)as a one-year subscription (stock number 729-013-00000-5) for $38 or as a single disc for $15. GPO will accept VISA, MasterCard or GPO Deposit Account charges. Written orders must be prepaid. Mail checks, payable to Superintendent of Documents, along with orders to GPO, Washington, D.C. 20402. For telephone orders, call (202) 512-1800 or fax (202) 512-2250.
Currently GPO sends out more than 14,000 OSHA CD-ROM discs each quarter. OSHA's disc is the government's best-selling subscription CD-ROM.
Installation instructions, user instructions and a description of information on the CD-ROM are included in a small booklet enclosed in the CD-ROM case. OSHA's CD-ROM help desk at (801) 487-0680 can provide further information and answer questions on the product.
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