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OSHA – PUBLICATIONS
1. All About OSHA This publication provides a general overview of basic topics related to OSHA, including its history, coverage, enforcement, and standards.
2. Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communications Standards This publication provides an overview of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR Part 1910.1030) and OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard (29 CFR Part 1910.1200).
3. Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout This publication describes OSHA’s general requirements for controlling hazardous energy during service or maintenance of machines or equipment.
4. Controlling Electrical Hazards This publication describes OSHA electrical safety standards and provides a basic overview of electrical safety on the job.
5. Fundamentals Of A Workplace First-Aid Program This publication describes the elements of a workplace first-aid program as part of a comprehensive safety and health management system.
6. Hazard Classification Guidance for Manufacturers, Importers, and Employers This publication explains the pertinent elements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to help manufacturers and importers of chemicals to identify and classify chemical hazards so that workers and downstream users can better understand these hazards.
7. Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response This publication describes the scope and application of OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard to different types of work operations.
8. How To Plan For Workplace Emergencies And Evacuations This publication is designed to help employers plan for emergency situations and describes the essential elements of an emergency response plan (EAP).
9. Job Hazard Analysis This publication explains the concept of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) as a step-by-step process to help employers and employees analyze their own jobs and the associated hazards.
10. Permit-Required Confined Spaces This publication details OSHA requirements and procedures for protecting employees who enter permit-required confined spaces as a part of their job duties.
11. Personal Protective Equipment This publication describes the various types of personal protective equipment (PPE) available for worker protection and explains the strategies for selection of appropriate PPE for a variety of circumstances.
12. Q’s And A’s For Small Business Employers This publication answers some basic safety-related questions to help small businesses in ensuring the safety and health of their workers.
13. Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire Info sheet This informational sheet describes the mandatory medical questionnaire requirements for medical evaluations that must be performed as part of a workplace respiratory protection program.
14. Safety and Health Awareness for Oil Spill Cleanup Workers This training tool has been developed by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) as a health and safety resource for those who will participate in an oil spill response and cleanup.
OSHA – FACT SHEETS
1. Bloodborne Pathogens Standard This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the requirements of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR Part 1910.1030), including Hepatitis B vaccinations and hazard communication programs.
2. Black Widow Spider This fact sheet provides a set of basic guidelines for protecting workers from the Black Widow Spider and the symptoms and treatment for black widow bites.
3. Bloodborne Pathogens: Protecting Yourself When Handling Contaminated Sharps This fact sheet outlines the basic safe work practices for protecting workers when handling contaminated sharps, such as needles, scalpels, broken glass, capillary tubes, and the exposed ends of dental wires.
4. Brown Recluse Spider This fact sheet provides a set of basic guidelines for protecting workers from the Brown Recluse Spider and the symptoms and treatment for brown recluse bites.
5. Fall Prevention This fact sheet enlists the basic safe work practices for working on roofs, scaffolds, and ladders.
6. Fatal Facts – Asphyxiation In Sewer Line Manhole This factsheet highlights the hazards of working in and around confined spaces with the help of a real-life incident on a construction site.
7. Fatal Facts – Confined Space Entry On A Farm This factsheet highlights the importance of identifying confined spaces in agricultural workplaces to prevent injuries and fatalities.
8. General Decontamination This factsheet describes the important considerations for decontaminating clothing, tools, and equipment during a flooding event.
9. Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response This factsheet explains the scope of OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standards for the general industry (29 CFR Part 1910.120) and the construction industry (29 CFR Part 1926.65).
10. Heat Hazards: Working Outdoors in Warm Climates This factsheet describes the hazards of working outdoors in warm climates and the strategies for preventing heat-related illnesses.
11. Lockout/Tagout This factsheet highlights the pertinent elements of OSHA’s standard for the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), as set forth in 29 CFR Part 1910.147.
12. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Inspections This factsheet provides insight into OSHA’s site safety and health inspections, including inspection priorities, the procedures to be followed during an inspection, and the rights of employers and employees to this end.
13. Protecting Workers from Cold Stress This factsheet briefly focuses on the different types of cold stress, their symptoms, preventive strategies, and the course of action in case of an emergency.
14. Trenching and Excavation Safety This factsheet provides a general overview of safe work practices for excavation and trenching operations, including requirements for protective systems and responsibilities of the competent person.
OSHA – QUICK CARDS
1. Comparison of NFPA 704 and HazCom 2012 Labels This quick-card compares the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 704 and OSHA’s HazCom 2012 labels.
2. Permit-Required Confined Spaces This quick-card describes the DOs and DON’Ts of working in and around confined spaces.
3. Electrical Safety This quick card lays out the generic principles for electrical safety on-the-job.
4. General Decontamination This quick-card enlists the requirements for decontaminating clothing, tools, equipment, and surfaces as a means of disease prevention.
5. Hazard Communication Standard Pictogram This quick card contains a visual representation of the pictograms used on labels of hazardous chemicals as required by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
6. Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets This quick card describes the 16 sections of the Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs) as required by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
7. Is Your Workplace Safe And Sound? This publication outlines the methods for developing and implementing a workplace safety and health program.
8. Process Safety Management Depends on You! This publication provides a quick overview of process safety management and the requirements for equipment operation and maintenance.
9. Protect Yourself – Heat Stress This quick-card describes the various types of heat illnesses, their symptoms, and the precautions that must be taken when performing physical work in high temperatures.
10. Protect Yourself – In the Sun This quick-card provides guidelines for preventing exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
11. Protect Yourself – Respirators This quick-card briefly describes the different types of respirators that can be used by workers when working in hazardous environments.
12. Protect Yourself -Construction Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) This quick-card briefly describes the different PPE options available to workers employed on construction sites.
13. Safety Walk-Arounds For Managers This fact sheet provides guidance to help managers and business owners conduct safety walk-arounds to identify hazards in the workplace and communicate with workers about hazards associated with their jobs.
14. THAT WAS NO ACCIDENT! Using Your OSHA 300 Log To Improve Safety And Health This publication is designed for employers and describes the benefits of using the OSHA 300 log as part of the broader road map to finding and fixing hazards.
15. Top Four Construction Hazards This quick-card highlights the four leading causes of fatalities in the construction industry: falls, struck-by, caught-in/between, and electrocutions.
16. TRENCHING SAFETY – 5 Things You Should Know To Stay Safe This quick-card enlists the five essential safety practices for excavation and trenching operations.
17. Work Zone Traffic Safety This publication describes the OSHA requirements for traffic control plans on construction or demolition worksites.
18. Working Safely In Trenches This publication states the basic safe work practices for workers who enter trenches as part of their job duties.
USEFUL LINKS
1. HAZWOPER-OSHA Blog & Latest News Articles Stay updated with all the latest workplace safety and health news and information by subscribing to HAZWOPER OSHA’s daily blogs.
2. Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention This webpage provides guidance for hazard recognition, evaluating and controlling exposure, and regulatory compliance related to workplace exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).
3. Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances This webpage highlights OSHA standards and documents related to chemical and toxic substance hazards in the workplace and associated protective measures.
4. Confined Spaces This webpage describes the characteristics of confined spaces, the hazards of working in and around confined spaces, and OSHA’s confined spaces standards for general industry, maritime, and construction.
5. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) This webpage presents OSHA’s general requirements for controlling hazardous energy during service or maintenance of machines or equipment.
6. Direct-Reading Instruments This webpage provides guidelines for proper operation and maintenance of direct-reading instruments to ensure that accurate information is obtained when evaluating air contaminants.
7. Eye And Face Protection The safety bulletin provides information on what respirators are, how they work, and what is needed for a respirator to provide protection.
8. General Respiratory Protection Guidance for Employers and Workers The safety bulletin provides information on what respirators are, how they work, and what is needed for a respirator to provide protection.
9. Hazard Communication This webpage highlights the updates to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) after it was aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
10. Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) This webpage focuses on the scope and application of OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standards and answers the most frequently asked questions about HAZWOPER training.
11. Non-Ionizing Radiation This webpage describes the different types of non-ionizing radiation and provides links to a set of additional resources for further reading.
12. Occupational Heat Exposure This webpage highlights the risks of working in outdoor and indoor heat environments and the preventive strategies and first-aid requirements for heat-related illnesses.
13. Occupational Noise Exposure This webpage outlines the hazards of exposure to high levels of noise and provides guidance on the development and implementation of a hearing conservation program.
14. Radiation This webpage provides information about sources of non-ionizing and ionizing radiation in the workplace.
15. Respiratory Protection This webpage provides general guidance for the use of respirators in the workplace and contains links to a variety of training videos related to respiratory protection.
16. Toxic Metals This webpage provides regulatory information about toxic metals, including arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead, and mercury.