The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on November 20 unveiled a new Publications page (www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.html) 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