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CCH Provides Updated OSHA Compliance Tools for General Industry, Construction

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., March 9, 2005) – CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of human resources, employment and safety law information and software, has released new editions of its popular handbooks for general industry and construction workplace safety standards. Now available in both print and CD-ROM are Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry (29 CFR Part 1910) and Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry (29 CFR Part 1926). (848 pages, $46.95 in print and $49.95 in CD-ROM; 672 pages, $38.35 in print and $49.95 in CD-ROM, respectively.)

With these 2005 editions, professionals have convenient access to the most recent and complete set of applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards as of January, 2005, to address critical issues in their operations and avoid serious errors, fines and penalties.

Both handbooks also include:

  • Section 1903 regulations on inspections, citations and proposed penalties;
  • Section 1904 regulations covering recording and reporting of occupational injuries and illnesses;
  • Section 1990 carcinogen policy and model standards; and
  • Section 5(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the “General Duty” clause).

General Industry Standards

Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry helps companies ensure compliance with important amendments, additions and other changes to the OSHA standards that have been incorporated into this latest edition, including a new OSHA quantitative fit testing methodology that affects respiratory protection standards (effective September 2004) and a new Sarbanes-Oxley employee protection rule containing procedures for handling discrimination complaints made to OSHA. The handbook features numerous Standards Interpretation Letters in which OSHA answers questions about its standards.

Construction Industry

The up-to-date Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry covers new or expanded topics, including the Respiratory Protection Standard and Sarbanes-Oxley employee protections affecting the construction industry.

In addition, throughout the construction standards in this handbook are cross-references to corresponding sections of the Part 1910 general industry standards, and the text of those standards, making this a convenient one-stop source for construction safety information. New topics from General Industry added to this edition cover: Construction Work; Special Provisions for Air Contaminants; Personal Protective Equipment; Occupational Foot Protection; Electrical Protective Devices; Selection and Use of (Electrical) Work Practices; Lockout/ Tagout; Powered Industrial Trucks; and more.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order, call 1-800-248-3248 or visit Single copy price for Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry is $46.95 for print and $49.95 for CD-ROM; for Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry it is $38.35 in print and $49.95 in CD-ROM plus applicable tax, shipping and handling. Both titles also can be purchased as a bundle in print or CD-ROM combination. Quantity discounts and school adoption pricing are available.  


CCH INCORPORATED is a leading provider of employment law, human resources and safety information for attorneys, human resource and safety professionals. The CCH Human Resources web sites are and Headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., CCH was founded in 1913 and has served more than four generations of business professionals and their clients. CCH is a Wolters Kluwer company ( and, with Aspen Publishers, is part of the Wolters Kluwer Legal unit.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2004) of €3.3 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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EDITORS’ NOTE:Editorial review copies of CCH Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry and CCH Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry, are available upon request for members of the press. Contact Leslie Bonacum, 847-267-7153 or or Neil Allen, 847-267-2179 or


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