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9/1/2004 Wins Award for Commitment to Worker Safety

Compliance Magazine Commitment to Worker Safety Award has won the Compliance Magazine Commitment to Worker Safety Award in the category of Online Services.

The Commitment to Worker Safety Award recognizes achievements in safety equipment product development. A panel of impartial industry experts evaluated each entry based on innovation, impact on worker safety, and ease of use.

The 2004 judging panel consisted of Michael O'Toole, Ph.D., Professor of Safety, Purdue University Calumet; Edmund Dorner, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Safety, Illinois State University; and Eugene Satrun, CIH, CSP, Industrial Hygienist, ExxonMobil Corp.

This is the sixth annual Compliance Magazine Commitment Award Competition. The winners were announced in the September issue of the magazine.

This is the second major award bestowed upon since its launch in August 2003. The website previously was honored with a Gold Award for "Most Innovative Use of the Medium by an Online Subscription Newsletter or Website" in the 2003 Online Publications Awards Competition, cosponsored by The Newsletter on Newsletters and the Subscription Website Publishers Association. is a premier online source for safety training and compliance solutions.

"Our focus in developing this website was to create an affordable, easy-to-use, one-stop solution for safety professionals," said Steve Quilliam, managing editor of "These awards are a tremendous honor as well as a confirmation that the direction we took early in the development process was correct."

Subscribers have access to thousands of customizable, downloadable safety training tools, including prewritten training meetings, PowerPoints, checklists, quizzes, and clip art—all organized under 90 different safety topics.

The core of the website's compliance information is its plain-English analysis of state and OSHA safety regulations. Subscribers also are kept up to date on the latest safety news, final and proposed regulations, and notices. OSHA full-text regulations and links to state full-text regulations also are available. features a Best Practices section consisting of safety white papers, case studies, and how-to guides. Subscribers can submit their toughest safety questions to be answered by BLR's safety experts in one business day.

In a recent article, Occupational Health & Safety Magazine said the website's comprehensive resources "make a good tool for OSH professionals."

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