OSHA has enhanced its Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA) Web site, which now includes a new look, an improved "Safety Pays" eTool and a new Spanish Language Safety link.

Geared specifically to serve the needs of the small business community, the http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/index.htmlWeb site has been redesigned to highlight categorical pages, or tabs, for easier navigation and data access. The new format showcases focal points, new products and links. The site provides a wide variety of safety and health tools, products and information for small businesses.

The updated "Safety Pays" eTool helps employers estimate the costs of occupational injuries and illnesses and the estimated impact on a company's profitability. This Web-based application allows businesses to identify the direct and indirect costs of injuries and calculate the sales needed to make up for these losses. Advantages of the "Safety Pays" tool include no downloading; access to updated loss-injury figures; automatic results after entering data in the appropriate fields; and the option to create and print additional forms online.

A new addition to the site, the Spanish Language Safety link, contains useful Spanish-language compliance assistance-resources and tools developed by OSHA's State Consultation programs. The page provides small businesses with access to Spanish-language safety cards, booklets and posters. Visitors may access this link from the Small Business Assistance Web page.