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Managers put safety first.

A new alliance between the New York Association of Realty Managers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to reduce on-the-job injuries and fatalities among New York's building employees.

Speaking at NYARM's membership meeting on March 24, OSHA regional administrator Patricia K. Clark, spoke about the ways OSHA can help promote worker safety.

"One of the areas we are focusing on right now is the immigrant labor issue. Language barriers and lack of understanding are a factor in fatalities, particularly with Hispanic employees," Clark noted. "We are also concerned about hazard communication and chemical safety issues. Last weeK, we put forth a new initiative--chemical manufacturers will have to prepare safety and health data sheets for their products. And we're providing some helpful information on our website [about training employees to use chemicals]."

Clark encouraged NYARM members to use OSHA services, such as its website and its consultation teams, to learn about the safety of their work practices and ways they can preserve their employees' well-being. Fewer injuries and fatalities amount to more successful business ventures, she said.

"Safety and health bring a distinct advantage to the workplace," she noted. "Most successful businesses have a strong safety culture. If you reduce injuries, you automatically increase resources."

According to Clark, OSHA has set a five-year goal of reducing injuries in the workplace by 25% and fatalities by 15%.
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Title Annotation:New York Association of Realty Managers
Author:Misonzhnik, Elaine
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Apr 7, 2004
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