OSHA Unveils Enhanced Small Business Assistance Web Page

OSHA unveiled an enhanced Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA) Web site, http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/index.html, which includes an improved Safety Pays eTool and a new Spanish language safety link.

“OSHA continues to be at the forefront in developing and making resources and tools available to help employers provide a safe and healthful work environment,” said OSHA Administrator Edwin Foulke Jr. “The Safety Pays eTool and the Spanish Language Safety link are examples of our commitment to better serve the needs of the small business community.”

The Small Business Web site features a new design to highlight categorical pages, or tabs, for easier navigation and data access. The new format showcases focal points, new products and links. The site provides a wide variety of safety and health tools, products and information for small businesses.

An updated Safety Pays eTool helps employers estimate the costs of occupational injuries and illnesses and the estimated impact on a company's profitability. It allows businesses to identify the direct and indirect costs of injuries and calculate the sales needed to make up for these losses.

The new Spanish Language Safety link contains useful Spanish-language compliance assistance resources and tools developed by OSHA's State Consultation programs. The page provides small businesses with access to Spanish-language safety cards, booklets and posters.

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