The General Industry Safety and Health Program provides a great starting point for developing your safety and health program. The program is easily customizable, and is a great foundation for any company safety and health program. It includes:
- General Company Safety and Health Policies
- An OSHA Record keeping Policy
- A Fire Prevention Plan
- A Hazard Communication Standard
- A Personal Protective Equipment Plan
- Walking and Working Surfaces
These are the most commonly required components of any safety and health program. Our website also offers safety programs focused on unique requirements, such as operation of forklifts. These can be easily merged into your company safety plan.
How does it work?
It's easy! Just download the program from our website. Review the program and update the grey marked areas with company specific information. You will have a complete plan in minutes!
Included with the plan are:
- Incident Reporting Forms
- Incident Investigation Forms
- Chemical Inventory List
- Fire Emergency Action Plan
- Fire Hazard Survey
- Job Hazard Analysis Form
- OSHA 300 Workplace Injury Form
- OSHA 300A Annual Summary
- OSHA 301 Injury Form
- Training Evaluation Form
- Training Record Form
Guidance on Developing Your Safety Program
Building a company safety and health program is a time-consuming, yet important process. There are seven basic steps for establishing a functioning company safety program.
Step 1 - OSHA Requirements That Apply To Most Employers
Nearly every employer must implement the following programs:
- Hazard Communication Standard
- Emergency Action Plans
- Fire Safety
- Exit Routes
- Walking & Working Surfaces
- Medical And First Aid
The General Industry Safety and Health Program contains all of these policies.
Step 2 - Special Requirements That May Apply To Your Workplace
In addition to the general requirements covered in Step 1, many employers may also have the following requirements:
- Machine Guarding
- Lockout Tagout
- Electrical Hazards
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Hearing Conservation
- Confined Spaces
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)
Step 3 - Survey Workplace For Additional Hazards
OSHA's General Duty Clause requires that employers protect workers from hazards, even if they are not covered by a specific standard. Only by surveying the workplace for additional hazards can employers be sure that they are protecting their workers.
Step 4 - Develop a Comprehensive Job site Safety and Health Program.
Once the hazards have been identified, a job site safety and health program must be developed that contains policies to manage these hazards. The General Industry Safety and Health Program will provide the backbone and structure for your safety and health program.
Step 5 - Train Your Employees
These policies must be communicated to your employees in the form of training. Affordable Safety Training offers easy to use training programs on these important subjects.
Step 6 - Record keeping, Reporting, and Posting
OSHA has several strict recording and reporting requirements. These include:
- Recording All Work Related Injuries and Illnesses.
- Reporting Injuries and Illnesses To OSHA
- Reporting Injuries and Illnesses To Workers (Names are Confidential)
- Posting Required OSHA Posters.
- Providing Employee Access to Their Medical and Exposure Records
Step 7 - Continuing Safety Research
Continue to search for new ways to minimize hazards to employees. Ergonomics, pandemic flu, young workers, and other concerns are all things worth investigating.