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OSHA Approves Spanish Version of WaterFed Pole

Monday, September 16, 2013  
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OSHA Approves Spanish Version of WaterFed Pole
Through the OSHA and IWCA Alliance, the primary goal is for the IWCA to provide expertise and develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards and provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information in English, Spanish and/or other languages (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the IWCA's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.

The most recent Alliance product created by the IWCA is the Water-Fed Pole Safety Training Program. Through the OSHA and the IWCA Alliance, IWCA developed a safety training program which provides employees in the window cleaning industry with information on safe use of water-fed poles. This PowerPoint program contains practical precautions and instruction to help window cleaners reduce risks at job sites while taking into account the requirements for the job. On August 12, 2013, OSHA formally approved the Spanish translation of this program and as a result it is now available to view here:

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