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Health & safety workplace guide released by PTDA

Chicago, Ill. -- Dec. 4, 2001 -- The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently released Health &...


Chicago, Ill. — Dec. 4, 2001 — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently released Health & Safety in the Workplace, the fourth in a series of Human Resources Solutions products. The guide is designed to work with a company’s existing human resources procedures to assist personnel in writing descriptive safety plans.

Having a formal health and safety plan allows companies to better convey important information about safety processes and procedures to managers, supervisors and employees at every level. This documentation is a tool in communicating and reinforcing the company’s commitment to health and safety.

In response to increased compliance requirements, Health & Safety in the Workplace offers companies solutions to document their compliance with U.S. federal, state and local laws. (Editor’s note: Canadian health and safety regulations are largely based on those in the U.S.) Other topics are related to practices that will help protect company assets, reduce costs or implement good business practices.

Each major section of the guide outlines the scope of a key topic, primary issues to consider, applicable compliance regulations and additional resources.

Topics covered include:

–Why have a safety manual
–How to use a safety manual
–Writing a safety plan
–General safety rules and procedures
–Emergency preparedness and disaster planning
–OSHA compliance programs.

Health & Safety in the Workplace is packaged in a three-ring binder and includes a diskette containing all documents for easy customization. It is available to PTDA members for US$49.95 (non-members $69.95).

For more information or to order any of these products, contact PTDA at 312-876-9461 or ptda@ptda.org, or visit www.ptda.org/catalog.

By Bill Roebuck, Editor