Personnel Concepts, according to those I’ve spoken with there recently, is making a big push to create interactive tools for companies to create documents and posters to comply with OSHA and other regulations.

First to come out was the Fire Prevention Program CD-ROM. OSHA requires that every place of business create, print and distribute to every employee a fire prevention plan. This CD lets you do that by answering a series of on-screen questions on your computer monitor. It then creates a file to print out everything you need.

Ditto with Personnel Concepts’ second interactive software tool, the Emergency Action Plan CD-ROM. OSHA requires that employers create, print and distribute exit-route instructions for emergencies, along with emergency action procedures and reporting steps. This clever little tool does that all for you with keystroked input about your workplace.

Other companies offer similar products, but Personnel Concepts seems to be both thorough and authoritative, even offering to pay your fines should these programs not produce the documents you need.

Worth a look, especially since both programs run on Macs and PCs.