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MSHA News Release No. 95-011
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Contact: (703) 235-1452

March 2, 1995

OSHA CD-ROM NOW SUPPORTS WINDOWS AND INCLUDES MSHA REGULATIONS

The U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced that the latest release of its quarterly CD-ROM now supports Windows, Macintosh, and DOS-based PCs. This release also contains regulations and documents from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

The CD-ROM, release A95-1, contains thousands of pages of OSHA documents and regulations issued or updated through the end of December 1994. Retrieval software is included and supports text searching, document display, and viewing of images.

The new release also contains Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSBRC) decisions in full text provided through the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of the Solicitor. The MSHA documents added include legislative history, policy and procedures manual and the MSHA Act.

Other OSHA information available on CD-ROM includes the OSH Act, federal register notices, directives, interpretations of standards, fact sheets, settlement agreements, congressional testimony and chemical sampling procedures. Some documents, such as the OSHA analytical methods, are included on the CD-ROM only in WordPerfect format. GOCAD - Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor, a PC-software application developed by OSHA, is also included. The Safety and Health Regulations in Mexico also are included in WordPerfect format.

The subscription titled, "OSHA Regulations, Documents, and Technical Information on CD-ROM" is available from the Government Printing Office (GPO), as a one-year subscription which includes four quarterly updates. A one-year subscription, stock number 729-013-00000-5, is $88. Single copies are available for $30. GPO will accept VISA, MasterCard, or GPO Deposit Account charges.

Written orders must be prepaid. Mail checks, payable to Superintendent of Documents, along with orders, to: Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Telephone orders may be placed with GPO at (202) 512-1800.

Installation instructions, user instructions, and a description of information on the CD-ROM are included In an 8- page insert in the CD-ROM case.