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February 27, 2006 9:30 AM CST

OSHA Offers New Construction Compliance Assistance Module

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) debuted a new construction module for its Compliance Assistance Quick Start web tool, the agency's web-based guide that introduces employers and employees, especially those at new or small businesses, to the compliance assistance resources on OSHA's website.

The construction module provides a step-by-step guide to help employers and workers in the construction industry comply with OSHA's construction standards. Visitors to the page can generate a set of compliance assistance materials tailored to their job sites.

"This new Compliance Assistance Quick Start module is another example of how OSHA is making valuable information immediately and easily accessible to employers, employees and businesses so they can build and sustain safe and healthy work environments," said OSHA Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor Jonathan L. Snare. "It's important we make every effort to help put this kind of material in the hands of those who need it."

The construction module introduces users to the OSHA standards addressing the leading hazards at construction sites, such as falls and electrical hazards, and provides links to the relevant OSHA compliance assistance resources, including OSHA quick cards, fact sheets, booklets, posters and web pages. The module also includes information on training, record keeping and developing a work site safety and health program. In addition, it features a collection of OSHA's Spanish outreach resources for the construction industry.

To use the Construction Module, visit www.osha.gov/dcsp/compliance_assistance/quickstarts/.


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