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Training Dec. 12 on recordkeeping rule
Posted: 12/08/2001
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will provide training to employers on its new recordkeeping rule via a satellite broadcast Dec. 12 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Conducted at the Media Theatre in the University Library, the training program will also be simulcast on the Internet and made available via a link at the agency's website (www.osha.gov). The broadcast will remain available for review via the agency's website through June 2002.

"Making training available nationwide via satellite is a first for OSHA," said John L. Henshaw, who heads the agency. "It's part of our extensive outreach program to be sure that all employers have the information they need to meet the new requirements."

Henshaw noted the agency has placed a wide array of materials on its website, including copies of the rule and new forms, fact sheets, a brochure and several PowerPoint training programs.

The rule increases employee involvement, creates simpler forms and gives employers more flexibility to use computers to meet OSHA regulatory requirements.

For more information, contact Richard Costello, UTPA Environmental Health and Safety director, at 956/ 381-2657.

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