Small firms targeted by N.H. OSHA effort

A new alliance formed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ OSHA Consultation Program and the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center is aimed at keeping the state’s smaller businesses up to date on safety and health information.

Through the alliance, the state program and the SBDC will work with OSHA to develop and deliver seminars on construction safety and health and other topics for New Hampshire businesses, share best practices and effective approaches, conduct outreach and develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the value of safety and health.

They also will encourage businesses to build relationships with OSHA’s area and regional offices and promote their participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs.

“This alliance will assist OSHA in reaching and providing important occupational safety and health information to New Hampshire’s employers, which will help them to better safeguard their employees against on-the-job hazards,” said Rosemarie Ohar, director of the federal agency’s area office in Concord. — JEFF FEINGOLD

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