NIST and OSHA Partner to Help Small Manufacturers Protect Workers

02.02.2015
HR & Safety

Agencies combine resources to reduce injuries, illnesses

OSHA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are teaming up to protect workers in small manufacturing businesses from hazards that can cause injuries and illnesses.

Through OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program and NIST’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the agencies are combining resources to reach small and midsize enterprises, which represent nearly 99% of manufacturing firms in the United States.

NIST provides support to individual manufacturers through its nationwide network of experts and business professionals in local centers. OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program offers free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to small and midsize businesses in all states across the country and in several territories. For more information about the OSHA-NIST collaboration, click here.

In Connecticut, the on-site consultation program is provided through CONN-OSHA, a division of the state Department of Labor. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership services are available through the Connecticut State Technology Extension Program.

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