Maine safety manual hits the market

A publishing company recently announced it has released the Maine Handbook on Occupational Safety and Health, 2011-2012 edition.

According to The Times Record of Maine, Compliance Publications in Damariscotta, Maine, produced the 500-page large-format manual. The material was provided by Maine's Department of Labor.

Daniel Goldenson, the president of Compliance Publications, explained that the manual is "hands on" and designed to educate safety managers on the most up-to-date policies in the Pine Tree State. The handbook also comes with a CD and a Quick Start Guide.

The manual “brings together in one place the key information that employers need in order to operate their workplaces safely and in compliance with both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Maine State Division on Workplace Safety," said David Wacker, the director of Workplace Safety and Health in Maine's Labor Department.

In 2009, an average of 3.1 out of every 100 workers in Maine missed days from work, transferred, or had restricted capabilities due to a work-related injury or illness.

Employers can avoid these incidents by purchasing reliable safety equipment for their employees. Items such as work gloves, hard hats, and ear plugs can help workers avoid injuries. 

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