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T.A.S.C.O. Tip: If you visit the OSHA website, you quickly see how vast it is! There are countless articles on regulations as well as updates to legislation and answers to questions submitted by various types of employers. If you are looking for information on OHSA's main site page about caution signs, personal protective equipment or record-keeping legislation, it might be difficult and time-consuming to access it directly. However, did you know OSHA offers other online sources where you can easily access information about your responsibilities as an employer, download the most common and frequently viewed OSHA publications, and read a Job Hazard Analysis Guide?
Visit www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.html to search for relevant publications via topic, word choice, publication type and industry. You can also find which OSHA publications are the most frequently viewed, including the OSHA 300, 300A and 301 forms, OSHA's Construction Pocket Guide and OSHA's Personal Protective Equipment.
Another great place to visit on OSHA's main site is www.osha.gov/as/opa/worker/employer-responsibility.html. Here you'll find details on compliance assistance, law and regulation interpretation, enforcement, cooperative programs, state programs, media releases, speeches, testimonies and other specific OSHA-related information.
OSHA also recommends ordering its free poster titled: Job Safety and Health, It's the Law. This poster identifies for employees what rights they have in the workplace and information on how to contact OSHA if they wish to file a grievance. That number is 1-800-321-OSHA.