24/01/2005

New Hispanic Outreach Web Tool

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has unveiled a new
Hispanic Outreach Module for its Compliance Assistance Quick Start web tool,
the agency's web-based tool that provides a step-by-step guide to identify OSHA
requirements and guidance materials for specific workplaces.

The Hispanic Outreach Module will assist employers with a Spanish-speaking
workforce to learn more about workplace rights and responsibilities.

"This new Hispanic outreach tool is another step in our ongoing efforts to
provide the most useful and accessible information possible so that employers,
employees and businesses stay safe, healthy, and successful," said Acting
Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jonathan L. Snare. "It's important that
we continue to do all we can to inform workers and employers about how OSHA can
provide assistance to those who need it."

Visitors to the site can use a step-by-step guide to identify OSHA
Spanish-language resources on OSHA's website that will help them comply with
the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as well as help them to prevent
employee workplace injuries and illnesses. The site also includes OSHA
English-Spanish and Spanish-English Dictionaries (with phonetic pronunciation
guides) that contain over 2,000 general OSHA and construction safety and health
industry terms.

Compliance Assistance Quick Start is on OSHA's Compliance Assistance web page
and provides step-by-step guidance on how to identify OSHA requirements and
guidance materials that may apply to specific workplaces. It also has a General
Industry module for workplaces that are subject to OSHA's general industry
standards, including manufacturing, wholesale, and retail establishments. The
General Industry module includes a library that lists a collection of forms,
fact sheets, publications, OSHA web pages and electronic tools, and sample
programs.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration