OSHA Small Business Forum in Western Massachusetts

Dec. 2, 1999
Forum is aimed at helping small New England businesses meet their workplace safety and health obligations.

OSHA has scheduled a small business forum in Springfield, Mass., to help small New England businesses meet their workplace safety and health obligations.

According to Ruth McCully, New England regional administrator for OSHA, the Western Massachusetts Small Business Forum will take place on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Western New England College, St. Germain Campus Center.

The program, "OSHA and Small Business: New Ways of Working," will showcase information and services available to help small businesses improve workplace safety and health.

The half-day program will include a panel of occupational safety and health professionals who can answer employers' questions about various topics. Issues to be discussed include:

  • Compliance policies and assistance for small businesses;
  • Sources of technical advice, including demonstrations of new OSHA Expert Advisor programs; and
  • Partnership opportunities for small businesses including Consulting and Voluntary Protection Programs.

"We hope that small employers throughout New England will take advantage of this opportunity to learn how easy it can be to get the help they need in order to meet their obligations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act," said McCully.

Registration for the program is free. Interested companies can contact the Safety Council for Western Massachusetts for more information. Register by phone at (413) 783-1632, or on-line at www.scwm.org.

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