The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers several avenues for employers to establish alliances with the agency. Possible benefits: free on-site safety advice and protection against random inspections. Possible downside: Drawing unneeded attention. A new OSHA Web page can steer employers to the program that's best suited to them. Find it at www.osha.gov/dcsp/ compliance_assistance/coop_programs.html.
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