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OSHA publishes new and revised materials on worker safety

November 3 2011

OSHA recently released several new and revised publications explaining workers’ and employers’ rights, as well as how to protect workers from hazards in construction and other industries. These include:

OSHA’s Small Entity Compliance Guide for Respiratory Protection Standard: Provides small businesses with a comprehensive step-by-step guide complete with checklists and commonly asked questions that will aid both employees and workers in small businesses with a better understanding of OSHA’s respiratory protection standard.

Employer Rights and Responsibilities: Explains what happens after an inspection, and defines the types of violations for which an employer may be cited as a result of an inspection.

Permit-Required Confined Spaces in General Industry: QuickCard explains what workers should do before entering a confined space, such as an underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, silos or manholes.

Working Safely in Trenches: QuickCard provides illustrations of protective systems that should be used to prevent worker injuries and death from trench cave-ins.

For a complete list of new and revised materials, click here.

To order free copies of these materials online, visit OSHA’s Publications page or call OSHA’s toll free number at 800-321-6742.

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