Press Release Summary:
OSHA unveiled a new publications page at www.osha.gov that allows visitors to access its extensive number of safety and health products. Visitors can search by the publication number or keyword; from an alphabetical listing; by industry or topic, and by type of publication. They can also order up to 25 copies of up to 5 publications using new ordering capability. Page highlights publications recommended by OSHA and most frequently viewed OSHA publications.
Original Press Release:
OSHA's New Publications Web Page Responds to Audience Needs
WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today unveiled a new Publications page on its Web site at www.osha.gov that allows visitors to access OSHA's resources in an efficient and user friendly way.
"The OSHA Publications page is one of the most popular pages on the agency's Web site. In fact, the agency's Publications page receives more than 300,000 visits per month," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "The page was redesigned in an effort to make the site's content easier to access, while maintaining OSHA's commitment to providing valuable safety and health materials."
OSHA undertook the redesign to give the Publications page a more user-friendly look and feel, and to make the page the comprehensive resource for the agency's extensive number of safety and health products. Visitors may now search by the publication number or keyword; from an alphabetical listing; by industry or topic, and by type of publication. In addition to new releases, the revamped page highlights publications "Recommended by OSHA" that may interest visitors and "Most Frequently Viewed OSHA Publications."
The new design is based on feedback from OSHA customers. Visitors may order up to 25 copies of up to five publications using the new ordering capability. This feature is similar to "shopping carts" found on commercial Web sites and helps visitors keep track of the publications they are ordering and the number of copies ordered.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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