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Trade Release
June 10, 2005
Contact: Elaine Fraser
Phone: (202) 693-1999

OSHA Debuts Web Page for Lumber and Building Material Dealer Industry
Product of Alliance with National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association

WASHINGTON - Workers and employees involved in the lumber and building material dealer industry will benefit from a new Safety and Health Topics page debuted today by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The page stems from an Alliance formed between OSHA and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association.

"This new page is an important tool for creating both a safe and productive workplace for thousands of workers throughout the industry," said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jonathan L. Snare. "It is a classic example of how our Alliance program can leverage resources to improve worker safety and health."

OSHA's new Topics page features information about OSHA standards for and the hazards present in the lumber and building material dealer industry. It also provides detailed information and links to related OSHA enforcement policies, such as directives and interpretation letters; various electronic assistance tools; and training courses related to the industry.

Workers and employers can access information to develop and implement comprehensive safety and health programs and link to sites that identify hazards in the lumber and building material dealer industry and possible solutions to those hazards.

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employe