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Following are safety and health products developed by OSHA's Alliance Program participants to provide information to employers and employees on specific industries or hazards covered by the Alliances. These products are for informational purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the official views of OSHA or the U.S. Department of Labor.

Aerial Devices and Elevating Equipment

  • Aerial Devices - Vehicle-Mounted Elevating & Rotating Work Platforms (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed "Aerial Devices - Vehicle-Mounted Elevating & Rotating Work Platforms." The pamphlet provides information in English and Spanish to help employers inform their employees about the hazards with working on aerial devices and identifies guidelines for employees to follow. (2008, January; Spanish Translation 2008, August)
  • Aerial Equipment - Electrical Hazards (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed "Aerial Equipment - Electrical Hazards." The pamphlet provides information in English and Spanish to help employers inform their employees about the electrical hazards associated with working on aerial devices and identifies guidelines for employees to follow. (2008, January; Spanish Translation 2008, August)
  • Operator Training for Aerial Equipment (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed "Operator Training for Aerial Equipment - General Training Guidance." The pamphlet provides information in English and Spanish to help employers identify the training recommended for employees on the inspection and operation of aerial equipment. (2008, January; Spanish Translation 2008, August)

Airline Industry

Ammonia Safety

Biological Safety

  • Biological Safety Officer (BSO)/Biological Safety Professional (BSP) Competency Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Alliance, ABSA developed a fact sheet providing the definition, skills level, knowledge, and experience required for the BSO and BSP. (2011, November).
  • BioSafety Levels (US) (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Alliance, ABSA developed a document that describes the four levels of biosafety. (2008, April).
  • General Microbiology Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Alliance, ABSA developed a fact sheet providing laboratory workers with a reference tool for the most common diseases including information on transmission, signs and symptoms, and incubation period as well as a micrograph visual aid. (2010, December).
  • Lentivirus Vector Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Alliance, ABSA developed a fact sheet that provides professional staff a reference tool on the proper handling and safety procedures for working with these infectious systems in a laboratory. (2012, October).
  • Principles of Biosafety Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Alliance, ABSA developed a fact sheet providing laboratory workers with safety information through twelve valuable rules of biosafety. (2008, April).
  • Principles of Good Microbiological Practice Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Alliance, ABSA developed a fact sheet providing laboratory workers with a reference tool on the proper handling and safety procedures for working with infectious agents or materials. (2011, May).
  • Select Agent Diseases Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Alliance, ABSA developed a fact sheet providing laboratory workers with a reference tool that includes the symptoms, transmission, and treatment for some of the most commonly encountered pathogens or biological toxins that are federally regulated and have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety. (2008, July).
  • Zoonotic Diseases Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Alliance, ABSA developed a fact sheet providing laboratory workers with a reference tool that includes the symptoms, transmission, and treatment for some of the most commonly encountered diseases that are generally found in animals but can be spread to humans. (2008, July).

Concrete Sawing and Drilling

  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Aggressive Driving and Road Rage Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA), CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that identifies factors that can lead to aggressive driving and/or road rage. (2012, September).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Defensive Driving Fact Sheet English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA), CSDA developed "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Defensive Driving." The Fact Sheet addresses best practices for defensive driving of motor vehicles. (2009, January).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Distracted Driving English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses steps employers and employees can take to avoid distracted driving. (2011, November; Spanish translation 2012, September).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Electrical Safety Fact Sheet English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses best practices for working around electrical conductors and equipment. (2010, March; Spanish translation 2011 September).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Hearing Conservation Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses best practices for reducing noise-induced hearing loss. (2011, November).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Highway Workzone Safety Checklist English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Highway Workzone Safety Checklist" The Checklist identifies hazards associated with sawing and cutting adjacent to a highway workzone and safe work practices to help reduce or eliminate the risk of injuries or illnesses. (2007, January).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Ladder Safety Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that identifies precautions and guidelines for the safe use of step ladders and straight (extension) ladders in the sawing and drilling industry. (2011, July).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Reducing Silica Exposure Fact Sheet English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Reducing Silica Exposure Fact Sheet." The Fact Sheet addresses best practices for reducing exposure to airborne silica during concrete cutting, coring, drilling, quarrying and brick/block operations. (2007, October).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Scaffold Safety Fact Sheet English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses best practices for general scaffold setup requirements and use. (2011, July Spanish translation 2012, September).

Cranes and Hoists

  • Fact Sheets
    • Fact Sheet No. 1: Proper Inspection and Maintenance of Overhead Cranes and Hoists (PDF*) and Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with inspection and maintenance of overhead cranes and hoists, including information on standards, reference manuals, and safety tips for the application and operation of overhead material handling equipment. (2006, September; Spanish translation 2010, July).
    • Fact Sheet No. 2: Hoists, Cranes, Pullers - Safety & Warning Labels and Test Certification. English (PDF*) and Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with safety and warning labels test certification, including information concerning items that operators and inspectors need to know when purchasing, installing or using hoist, crane and puller equipment. (2006, September; Spanish translation 2010, March).
    • Fact Sheet No. 3: Proper Inspection of Wire Rope Used on Hoists (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the inspection of wire ropes used on hoists, including information to determine if a wire rope is damaged and should be replaced. (2011, June).
    • Fact Sheet No. 4: Radio Controls Can Enhance Safety and Productivity (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with radio controls improving safety and productivity when used with overhead cranes. (2012, December).
    • Fact Sheet No. 5: Crane Components That Can Improve Safety, Reliability, and Maintenance (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed fact sheet addressing crane components that can improve safety, reliability, and maintenance, including horns, warning/crane lights, and walkways. (2012, December).
  • Flowcharts
    • Crane Assembly & Disassembly - Around Power Lines Flowchart English/Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed a flowchart to help employers comply with OSHA's requirements for assembly and disassembly of cranes around power lines. (2012, April; Spanish translation, 2013 September).
    • Crane Operation Around Power Lines Flowchart English/Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed a flowchart to help employers comply with OSHA's requirements for crane operation around power lines. (2012, April; Spanish translation, 2013 September).
  • Safety Tips Cards
    • Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: General Tips (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips card addressing issues associated with overhead crane safety, including general safety tips for overhead crane operators. (2010, September).
    • Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Before Each Shift (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips card addressing issues associated with overhead crane safety, including tips for overhead crane operators to follow before each shift or before the crane is used each shift. (2010, September).
    • Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Before Operating the Crane and Applying the Load (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips card addressing issues associated with overhead crane safety, including tips for overhead crane operators to follow before operating cranes and applying loads. (2010, September).
    • Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Operating the Crane and Moving the Load (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips card addressing issues associated with overhead crane safety, including tips for crane operators to follow while operating a crane and moving loads, (2010, September).
    • Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Parking the Load (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips card addressing issues associated with overhead crane safety, including tips for overhead crane operators to follow before parking the load. (2010, September).
    • Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Fall Protection for Overhead Crane Operators and Service Providers (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips card addressing issues associated with overhead crane safety, including tips for overhead crane operators to follow to prevent falls. (2010, September).
  • Safety Tips Sheets
    • Safety Tips Sheet No. 1: Proper Use of Hand Signals for Cab-Controlled Cranes English (PDF*) and Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tip sheet addressing issues associated with the use of hand signals for cab-controlled cranes, including information regarding nine industry standard hand signals that are used for communication between the operator in the crane cab and the floor person. (2006, September; Spanish translation 2012, August).
    • Safety Tips Sheet No. 2: Pre-Operational Equipment Check of Cranes and Hoists English (PDF*) and Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips sheet addressing issues associated with safe crane operation, including information on a pre-operational equipment checklist for cranes and hoists. (2006, September; Spanish translation 2012, August).
    • Safety Tips Sheet No. 3: Safe Lifting Practices English (PDF*) and Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips sheet addressing issues associated with safe lifting practices, including information for workers moving loads of material. (2006, September; Spanish translation 2010, March).
    • Safety Tips Sheet No. 4: Hoist Operation English (PDF*) and Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips sheet addressing issues associated with hoist operation, including information on what an operator should and should not do while operating a hoist. (2006, September; Spanish translation 2012, August).
    • Safety Tips Sheet No. 5: Employee Guidelines for Safe Carrying and Transporting Loads (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips sheet providing workers with guidelines on the safe carrying and transporting of loads. (2008, May).
    • Safety Tips Sheet No. 6: Management Guidelines for Safe Carrying and Transporting of Loads (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips sheet that provides employers with information on the safe carrying and transporting of loads. (2008, May).
    • Safety Tips Sheet No. 7: Hazard Evaluation Checklist for Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, or Pulling (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips sheet providing workers with a checklist to help identify hazards when moving loads of material. (2008, May).
    • Safety Tips Sheet No. 8: Alternatives to Manual Handling of Individual Containers (PDF*). Through the Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips sheet providing workers with information regarding alternatives to manual handling of containers. (2008, May).
    • Safety Tips Sheet No. 9: When and Why to Use Overhead Lifting as Opposed to Manual Lifting (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips sheet providing workers with information on when to use overhead lifting opposed to manual lifting techniques. (2009, December).
    • Safety Tips Sheet Tip Sheet No. 10: 4 Ways Cranes and Monorails Can Improve Ergonomics (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips sheet providing workers with information on ways cranes and monorails can improve ergonomics. (2009, December).

Designing For Safety

Electrical Safety

  • 29 CFR 1910 Electrical Standard Subpart S Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Alliance, IEC developed a fact sheet to provide the electrical industry with information about the updates OSHA made to CFR 29 1910 Subpart S-Electrical Standard. (2007, September; updated 2011, January).
  • 240/120 Volt Single-Phase Electrical - Work Safety Program (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Alliance, IEC developed this guidance document to increase awareness of the hazards involved in working on or near energized electrical conductors and circuit parts. This guidance document describes precautions that can be taken to minimize the dangers associated with working on energized/hot electrical power. (2011, June).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Electrical Safety Fact Sheet English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses best practices for working around electrical conductors and equipment. (2010, March; Spanish translation 2011 September).
  • High Voltage (>1000 Volts) Electrical Safety and Injuries (PDF*). Through the OSHA and the Energy Recovery Council (ERC) Alliance, ERC developed "High Voltage (>1000 Volts) Electrical Safety and Injuries." The fact sheet reviews how workers can protect themselves during high voltage work. (2010, February).
  • NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Presentation (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Alliance, IEC developed a presentation to provide the electrical industry with information about electrical safety practices and procedures. (2007, August; updated 2013, July).
  • Quick Tips for Identifying Counterfeit Marks (PDF*). Developed through the OSHA and ACIL Alliance, the Quick Tips provides information on how to identify counterfeit marks and products in the workplace. (2006, September).
  • White Paper: The Threat of Counterfeit Product Approval Marks Warrants Aggressive Detection and Enforcement Action (PDF*). Developed through the OSHA and ACIL Alliance, the White Paper provides information to help safety and health professionals and the public understand the dangers of products with counterfeit marks. (2006, September).

Ergonomics

  • Beyond Getting Started: A Resource Guide for Implementing a Safe Patient Handling Program in the Acute Care Setting (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP) Alliance, AOHP developed a guide that addresses patient handling with the goal of providing the necessary tools for the occupational health professional to implement a safe patient handling program. (2006, June; updated 2011, November; updated 2014; April).
  • Ergonomic Guidelines for Common Job Function Within the Telecommunications Industry (PDF*). Through the OSHA and National Telecommunications Safety Panel (NTSP) Alliance, NTSP developed "Ergonomic Guidelines for Common Job Functions Within the Telecommunications Industry." The Guidelines provide information to help telecommunications industry employees prevent ergonomic injuries. (2004, March; updated 2007, November).
  • Laptop Computers (PDF*). Through the OSHA and National Telecommunications Safety Panel (NTSP) Alliance, NTSP developed "Laptop Computers." The document provides information to help employees prevent ergonomic injuries when using laptop computers. (2007, November).
  • Prevention of Strains, Sprains, and Material Handling Injuries in Construction (PPSX*) and (PDF*). Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed a slide presentation on the prevention of strains, sprains, and material handling injuries in construction. (2010, July).
  • Retail Store Ergonomics Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and National Telecommunications Safety Panel (NTSP) Alliance, NTSP developed "Retail Sales Ergonomics Fact Sheet." This Fact Sheet highlights potential cumulative trauma disorder risk factors and provides practical solutions for improving health and comfort for wireless retail associates. (2010, May).
  • Shoveling Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and National Telecommunications Safety Panel (NTSP) Alliance, NTSP developed "Shoveling Fact Sheet." The fact sheet provides ergonomic tips and suggestions for safe shoveling. (2010, March).
  • Sprains and Strains Prevention Toolbox Safety Talk (PDF*). Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed a toolbox talk on the prevention of sprains and strains in construction. (2010, July).
  • Strains, Sprains and Material Handling Safety Tips for Employers (PDF*). Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed safety tips sheets for employers and workers focusing on the reduction of strains and sprains in the construction industry. (2011, February).

Excavation and Trenching

  • Best Practices Fact Sheets
    • Backhoe Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel and Operators English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the operation of backhoe equipment such as pre- and post-operation procedures and safe operation considerations. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
    • Dozer Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel and Operators English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the operation of dozer equipment such as pre- and post-operation procedures and safe operation considerations. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
    • Excavation and Trenching Best Practices for Operators English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with excavation and trenching activities such as worksite preparation, personal protective equipment, and collapse prevention. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
    • Excavation and Trenching Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with supervision of workers who are engaged in excavation and trenching activities such as worksite preparation, personal protective equipment, and collapse prevention. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
    • Excavator Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel, Operators, and Workers English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the operation of excavation equipment such as pre- and post-operation procedures, safe operation considerations, and supervisory recommendations. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
    • Horizontal Directional Drilling Best Practices for Operators English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the operation of horizontal directional drilling equipment such as pre- and post-operation procedures and safe operation considerations. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
    • Horizontal Directional Drilling Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA a fact sheet addressing issues associated with supervision of workers who are engaged in the operation of horizontal directional drilling equipment such as pre- and post-operation procedures and safe operation considerations. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
    • Locating Underground Lines English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with locating and identifying underground pipelines/utilities before beginning an excavation. (2012, July; Spanish Translation March 2013).
    • Pressure Testing Best Practices for Personnel Conducting the Test English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with pressure testing activities such as pre-test preparation, connection hazards, and worker protection. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
    • Pressure Testing Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the supervision of workers who are engaged in pressure testing activities such as pre-test planning, leak testing, and test medium disposal. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
    • Sideboom Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel, Operators, and Workers English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the operation of sideboom equipment such as understanding sideboom operational/equipment requirements and safe operation considerations. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
    • Telehandler Operation – For Supervisory Personnel and Operators (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a best practices fact sheet for supervisory personnel and operators addressing pre-operation, operation, and post operation of telehandlers. (2014, September).
  • Safety Cards
    • Trenching Safety Card (English and Spanish) (PDF*). Through the OSHA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Alliance, NAHB developed a safety card addressing the most common trenching hazards in the residential construction industry. (2010, October).
  • Toolbox Safety Talks. Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed the following toolbox talks for employers and workers:
    • Distracted Driving English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk on distracted driving, including the types of distractions and common distractions, such as texting. (2012, September).
    • Tool Box Safety Topic: Abrasive (Sand) Blasting (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed "Tool Box Safety Topic: Abrasive (Sand) Blasting." The toolbox talk addresses issues associated with abrasive blasting activities such as respirators, air supply, and compressors. (2009, October).
    • Tool Box Safety Topic: Bloodborne Pathogens English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed "Tool Box Safety Topic: Bloodborne Pathogens." The toolbox talk addresses issues associated with bloodborne pathogens such as personal protective equipment and cleaning and sanitizing the workplace and waste handling. (2009, December; Spanish translation 2010, December).
    • Tool Box Safety Topic: Confined Spaces English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing issues associated with confined spaces such atmospheric hazards and permit required spaces. (2009, December; Spanish translation 2010, December).
    • Tool Box Safety Topic: Electrical Safety English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed "Tool Box Safety Topic: Electrical Safety." The toolbox talk addresses issues associated with electrical safety such as most frequent causes of electrical injuries and ground fault protection. (2009, December).
    • Tool Box Safety Topic: Excavation and Trenching English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed "Tool Box Safety Topic: Excavation and Trenching." The toolbox talk addresses issues associated with excavation and trenching activities such as cave in hazards, competent person, and occupied excavation. (2009, October).
    • Tool Box Safety Topic: Hazard Communication English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing hazard communication issues such as hazardous materials written programs, material safety data sheets, respirators, and hazardous materials identification systems. (2009, October; Revised 2013, February; Spanish translation September, 2013).
    • Tool Box Safety Topic: Personal Protective Equipment English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing personal protective equipment issues such as eye protection, foot protection, and hearing protection. (2009, October; Spanish Translation 2011, February).
    • Tool Box Safety Topic: Respiratory Protection English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing issues associated with respiratory protection such respiratory protection written programs and respirator use. (2009, October; Spanish Translation 2011, February).
    • Tool Box Safety Topic: The Spotter English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing issues associated with the use of spotters such as when to use a spotter, equipment operator and spotter responsibilities, and hand signals. (2010, July).
    • Toolbox Safety Topic: Working Around Heavy Equipment (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing issues associated with working in the danger zone around heavy equipment. (2010, December).
    • Toolbox Safety Topic: Working in Close Proximity to Overhead Power Lines (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk on protecting workers who work near overhead power lines. (2010, December).

Fall Protection

  • Fall Protection English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Fall Protection Workgroup, the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute developed a slide presentation on fall protection issues in the construction industry, including fall protection systems. (2007, June; Spanish translation 2009, April).
  • Fall Protection Safety Tips Sheets for Employers and Employees. Through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection Workgroup, the Fall Protection Workgroup participants developed "Fall Protection Safety Tips Sheets for Employers and Employees." The Tips Sheets describe general safety tips to help prevent fall-related injuries. (2005, May).
  • Fall Protection Training Module (PPT*). Through the OSHA and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Alliance, AWEA developed a safety training program which provides employees in the wind industry with an introduction on fall protection. The program contains practical precautions and instruction to help workers reduce risks at job sites while taking into account the requirements for the job. (2013, August).
  • Lack of Fall Protection Measures Place Workers at Increased Risk (PDF*). Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a case study focusing on the need for fall protection measures in construction to protect worker safety. (2013, January).
  • Outdoor Advertising Fall Protection Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and the Lamar Alliance, Lamar developed a Fact Sheet that identifies fall hazards associated with outdoor advertising (billboards) and provides guidance to prevent potential injuries from inadequate anchor points and highlights good practices. (2011, December).
  • Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries in Construction English (PPT*), Spanish (PPT*). Through the Construction Roundtable, representatives from construction-related Alliances developed "Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries in Construction." The slide presentation focuses on the top causes of falls in the construction industry and provides fall prevention guidance for design engineers, contractors and workers. (2008, October).

Forging Industry

  • Help Prevent Eye Injuries Tips Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Forging Industry Association (FIA) Alliance, FIA developed "Help Prevent Eye Injuries Tips Sheet." The Tips Sheet identifies activities and tasks in the forging industry that may cause an eye injury and provides information on how to help prevent eye injuries. (2008, March).
  • Help Prevent Hand Lacerations Tips Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Forging Industry Association (FIA) Alliance, FIA developed "Help Prevent Hand Lacerations Tips Sheet." The Tips Sheet addresses reducing the risk of hand lacerations in the forging industry. (2008, March).
  • Reduce the Risk of Back Injuries Tips Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Forging Industry Association (FIA) Alliance, FIA developed "Reduce the Risk of Back Injuries Tips Sheet." The Tips Sheet provides information on reducing the risk of back injuries in the forging industry. (2008, March).

Foundry Industry

  • Control of Silica Exposure in Foundries (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Foundry Society (AFS) Alliance, AFS developed "Control of Silica Exposure in Foundries." The document is designed to provide foundry industry employers and employees with information that can help control the potential hazards of respirable crystalline silica. (2008, April).
  • Fact Sheet: Hearing Protection in Metalcasting Facilities (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Foundry Society (AFS) Alliance, AFS developed "Hearing Protection in Metalcasting Facilities." This Fact Sheet provides metalcasting employers and workers with an overview of how to manage noise exposure in metalcasting facilities. (2010, April).
  • Guide for the Selection & Use of Personal Protective Equipment & Special Clothing for Foundry Operations (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Foundry Society (AFS) Alliance, AFS developed "Guide for the Selection & Use of Personal Protective Equipment & Special Clothing for Foundry Operations." The Guide describes special considerations for the selection and use of personal protective equipment and special clothing in the foundry industry. (2005, September).

General Industry

  • Office Lighting Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and National Telecommunications Safety Panel (NTSP) Alliance, NTSP developed "Office Lighting Fact Sheet." The fact sheet explains the relationship between office lighting and ergonomics. (2009, October).
  • QuickTips. Through the OSHA and American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alliance, AIHA developed one-page Quick Tips for occupational health and safety professionals to use for at-a-glance information on specific hazards. The following QuickTips include hazard descriptions, methods of control, and resources for additional information.
  • Safety Alert. Through the OSHA and Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Alliance, CMAA developed the following safety alert for membership club employers and employees:
    • Chemical Cocktails in Your Club (PDF*). The "Chemical Cocktails in Your Club" Safety Alert helps employers and others inform their employees about the potentially fatal effects of mixing products containing bleach and ammonia or other incompatible chemicals. The Safety Alert includes information about how to prevent this from occurring. (2009, December).
  • Through the OSHA and NTSP Alliance, NTSP developed the following success stories that highlight successful safety and health programs or best practices that the association's member companies have implemented in their workplaces that have led to positive results, including a reduction of work-related injuries.
  • Toolbox Talks for Club Employees. Through the OSHA and Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Alliance, CMAA developed the following toolbox talks for membership club employers and employees:
    • Avoiding Heat Stress (PDF*). The "Avoiding Heat Stress" toolbox talk helps employers inform employees about the hazards associated with working outdoors during the summer months and identifies guidelines for employees to follow. (2007, May).
    • Cold Weather Safety (PDF*). The "Cold Weather Safety" toolbox talk helps employers inform employees about the hazards associated with working outdoors during the winter months and it identifies guidelines for employees to follow. (2007, July).
    • Employee Safety and Health Orientation (PDF*). The "Employee Safety and Health Orientation" toolbox talk helps employers inform employees about safety and health-related policies in their workplaces. (2007, April).
    • The Importance of Handwashing (PDF*). "The Importance of Handwashing" toolbox talk describes the importance of handwashing in the workplace to prevent the spread of illnesses and details proper handwashing techniques. (2009, January).
    • Knife Safety (PDF*). The "Knife Safety" toolbox talk helps employers and others inform their employees about knife safety. (2008, July).
    • Ladder Safety (PDF*). The "Ladder Safety" toolbox talk helps employers inform employees of the hazards associated with improper ladder use and provides safety tips. (2007, May).
    • Make Safety a Priority (PDF*). The "Make Safety a Priority" toolbox talk helps employers keep employees focused on the important safety and health aspects of their jobs. (2007, April).
    • Pesticides and Fertilizer Spraying (PDF*). The "Pesticides and Fertilizer Spraying" toolbox talk helps employers inform employees of guidelines for the employees to follow when handling pesticides and fertilizers. (2007, July).
    • Preventing Sprains and Strains (PDF*). The "Preventing Sprains and Strains" Toolbox Talk helps employers and other to inform their employees about proper material handling. The toolbox talk includes information about the first steps to material handling, pre-lift assessment, lifting/lowering and other tips for safe material handling. (2009, August).
    • Slips and Falls Inside the Clubhouse (PDF*). The "Slips and Falls Inside the Clubhouse" toolbox talk helps employers inform employees about slips and falls hazards inside the clubhouse and how to avoid injuries. (2007, May).
    • Trenching Safety (PDF*). The "Trenching Safety" toolbox talk helps employers inform employees about safety rules and practices to follow when working in or around excavations. (2007, October).
    • Youth Workers (PDF*). The "Youth Workers" toolbox talk helps employers identify regulations regarding youth employees and inform employees about what operations and equipment young workers are prohibited from performing and using. (2007, June).
  • Toolbox Talks Fact Sheets and Forms. Through the OSHA and Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Alliance, CMAA developed the following supplemental information for the membership club employers and employees that use the toolbox talks:
  • Twelve Steps to Safety. Through the OSHA and Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Alliance, CMAA developed the following articles as informational products for membership club employers and employees.
    • Step One: How and Where Does One Start? (PDF*). The "Step One: How and Where Does One Start?" article highlights the benefits of starting a workplace safety and health program. (2008, February).
    • Step Two: Recordkeeping and Reporting (PDF*). The "Step Two: Recordkeeping and Reporting" article assists employers in recording and maintaining the required records of employee injuries and illnesses. (2008, March).
    • Step Three: Accident Prevention and Investigation (PDF*). The "Step Three: Accident Prevention and Investigation" article assists employers in addressing accident prevention, hazard assessment and accident investigation in the workplace. (2008, April).
    • Step Four: Hazard Communication (PDF*). The "Step Four: Hazard Communication" article assists employers in developing and implementing a written hazard communication program at their facilities. (2008, May).
    • Step Five: Respiratory Protection (PDF*). The "Step Five: Respiratory Protection" article assists employers in evaluating the hazards in their workplaces to determine if a respiratory protection program is required at the facility. (2008, June).
    • Step Six: Landscaping and Horticulture (PDF*). The "Step Six: Landscaping and Horticulture" article highlights the eventualities that can occur when working outdoors including landscaping and horticulture activities. (2008, July).
    • Step Seven: Housekeeping (PDF*). The "Step Seven: Housekeeping" article assists employers in assessing and addressing the safety and health hazards associated with housekeeping. (2008, August).
    • Step Eight: Kitchens, Including Satellite Kitchens (PDF*). The "Step Eight: Kitchens, Including Satellite Kitchens" article assists employers identifying hazards in the kitchen areas including sharp items, electricity, wet floors and hazardous chemicals and how to address the issues through communication and training. (2008, September).
    • Step Nine: Disaster Planning (PDF*). The "Step Nine: Disaster Planning" article provides an overview of planning for disasters including tasks associated with an effective plan. (2008, October).
    • Step Ten: Young (Teen) Workers (PDF*). The "Step Ten: Young (Teen) Workers" article helps employers in understanding that young workers often lack experience and the maturity to deal with hazardous situations and assists employers in the proper training of young employees. (2008, November).
    • Step Eleven: Utilizing OSHA's Consultation Program (PDF*). The "Step Eleven: Utilizing OSHA's Consultation Program" article provides information about OSHA's On-site Consultation Program that assists managers in identifying potential hazards at their worksites and the benefits of the program in eliminating those hazards. (2008, December).
    • Step Twelve: Other Resources (PDF*). The "Step Twelve: Other Resources" article highlights additional electronic safety and health resources. (2009, January).
  • Warehouses: Monthly Workplace Safety and Health Self-Inspection (PDF*). Through the OSHA and International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA)/Warehouse Education Research Council Alliance, IWLA developed a checklist; Warehouses: Monthly Workplace Safety and Health Self-Inspection. The document is intended to help focus attention on the equipment, and commodities at a typical warehouse operation and the most common activities associated with materials handling and storage. (2007, October 26).

Hazard Communication

  • Carcinogenicity (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the GHS definition and classification of carcinogenicity and addresses classification of carcinogens under GHS and hazard communication labeling. (2011, August; updated 2014, April).
  • Corrosive to Metal (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the GHS definition and classification for materials that are corrosive to metals and addresses classification under GHS and hazard communication labeling. (2015, February).
  • Flammable Gases (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the GHS definition and classification of flammable gases and addresses classification of carcinogens under GHS and hazard communication labeling. (2015, February).
  • Flammable Solid (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the GHS definition and classification of flammable solids and addresses classification of carcinogens under GHS and hazard communication labeling. (2015, February).
  • Gases Under Pressure (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the GHS definition and classification for gases under pressure and addresses classification under GHS and hazard communication labeling. (2015, February).
  • Germ Cell Mutagenicity (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the GHS definition and classification of germ cell mutagenicity and addresses classification under GHS and hazard communication labeling. (2010, May; updated 2014, April).
  • Info Sheet #1: Pictograms English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with pictograms, symbols of classification, labeling of chemicals, and corresponding chemical hazards as used in the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). (2010, January; Spanish translation 2012, January).
  • Info Sheet #2: Flammable and Combustible Liquids English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides details on how U.S. regulations and consensus standards define flammable and combustible liquids, how the GHS classification and labeling of chemicals harmonizes its flammable liquid criteria, and GHS label elements for flammable and combustible liquids. (2010, January; Spanish translation 2012, January).
  • Info Sheet #3: What is the GHS? English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the definition and benefits of GHS classification and labeling of chemicals and addresses how the GHS will affect compliance with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. (2010, March; Spanish translation 2012, January).
  • Info Sheet #4: Labeling-OSHA vs. GHS English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the definition of a label for both GHS and OSHA. In addition, it also addresses the purpose, requirements and label verbiage differences between OSHA and GHS. (2010, March; Spanish translation 2012, January).
  • Info Sheet #5: Eye Damage/Eye Irritation English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the GHS definition of each injury and labeling requirements and addresses GHS substance classification based on animal testing and physical characteristics of a compound. (2010, May; Spanish translation 2012, January).

Healthcare

Heat Stress

  • Establishing a Foundry Heat Stress Management Program (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Foundry Society (AFS) Alliance, AFS developed "White Paper: Establishing a Foundry Heat Stress Management Program." The White Paper is designed to provide foundry industry employers and employees with information that can help control the potential hazards of heat stress. (2008, December).

Hexavalent Chromium

  • Surface Finishing Safe Work Practices Manual (PDF*). Through the OSHA and National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) Alliance, NASF developed "Surface Finishing Safe Work Practices Manual." The Manual provides practical information on industry recommended work practices to improve safety and health in metal surface finishing facilities. The purpose of these work practices is to identify potential hazards associated with metal finishing operations and the precautions that should be adopted for the safety and health of all personnel involved in these processes. (2009, July).
  • Quick Card: Hexavalent Chromium - Automotive Collision Repair Industry (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Coordinating Committee for Auto Repair (CCAR) Alliance, CCAR developed the "Quick Card: Hexavalent Chromium - Automotive Collision Repair Industry." The Quick Card provides employees in the automotive collision repair industry with precautions that must be taken when refinishing motor vehicle parts. (2009, January)

Injury and Illness Prevention Programs

  • The Business Case for Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) (PDF*). Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, NSC developed a fact sheet on the economic and other benefits of implementing comprehensive injury and illness prevention programs. (2014, September).
  • How to Conduct an Incident Investigation (PDF*). Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, NSC developed a fact sheet on how to conduct an investigation following an unintentional injury to a worker. (2014, December).
  • Near Miss Reporting Systems (PDF*). Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a case study focusing on near misses in the workplace, including best practices on establishing a near miss reporting system. (2013, May).

Ladder Safety

  • Ladder Safety Toolbox Talks. Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed a series of toolbox talks focusing on ladder safety. (2007, October; Spanish Translation 2011, July):

Landcare and Horticulture

  • Chipper Saftey (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed a brochure that provides information in English and Spanish to help employers identify the training recommended for employees as well as tips on the inspection, transportation, and work practices of chipper operators and chipper devices. (2011, August).
  • Gasoline Powered Cut-off Machines Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card describing general safety tips to help prevent injuries to those working with gasoline powered cut-off machines. (2008, November, Updated 2009, March).
  • Interior Plantscaping General Safety Tips Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card describing general safety tips to help prevent injuries during interior plantscaping activities. (2012, November; Spanish translation; 2013, January).
  • Interior Plantscaping Ladder Safety Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card describing general safety tips and best practices to help prevent injuries when using ladders to maintain plants that are above shoulder level in plantscaping. (2010, October; Spanish translation 2011, December).
  • Leaving a Job Site in the Middle of a Landscape Design/Build Installation Project. English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a fact sheet providing safety tips for leaving a job site, including information related to site access and security, slipping/tripping hazards, and equipment and materials. (2012, November; Spanish translation March 2013).
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Mixing Chemicals in Lawn Care Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card describing the best practices for personal protective equipment when mixing chemicals in lawn care. (2008, November, Updated March, 2009).
  • Preventing Injuries to your Eyes and Ears in Landscaping Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card describing general safety tips to help prevent injuries to eyes and ears during landscaping operations. (2012, November; Spanish Translation 2013, January).
  • Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries in Interior Plantscaping English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card providing general safety information on how interior plantscaping workers can prevent and reduce the severity of repetitive motion injuries. (2013, September; Spanish translation October 2013).
  • Roadside Safety English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card providing general safety information on how to work next to motor vehicle traffic during landscaping projects, including the use worker safety apparel and temporary traffic safety barriers. (2013, September; Spanish translation November 2013).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 1: Slip and Trip Injuries English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). This PLANET-developed tips sheet for employers and employees describes the possible causes of slip and trip injuries in the landcare industry and how the injuries could be prevented. (2006, June).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 2: Reducing the Risk of Lifting Injuries in the Landscape and Horticultural Industries English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). This PLANET-developed tips sheet for employers and employees describes possible causes of lifting injuries in the landcare industry and how the injuries could be prevented. (2006, June).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 3: Driving Defensively to Reduce the Risk of a Motor Vehicle Crash English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). This PLANET-developed tips sheet for employers and employees describes possible conditions that can cause a motor vehicle crash and offers defensive driving safety tips. (2006, June).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 4: Reducing the Risk of an Amputation English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). This PLANET-developed tips sheet for employers and employees provides information on amputations in the horticultural industry and offers safety tips for reducing the risk of amputations. (2006, June).
  • Using Small Equipment Safely in Landscaping Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card describing general safety tips to help prevent injuries to those working with small equipment in landscaping. (2008, November, Updated 2009, March).

Laser Safety

  • 10 Steps to Starting a Medical Laser Safety Program in Health Care Facilities Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Laser Institute of America (LIA) Alliance, LIA developed a fact sheet to assist health care facilities establish a medical laser safety program. The fact sheet focuses on the basic information needed to establish an effective laser safety program in health care facilities such as hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, clinics and medical spas. (2014, November).
  • Hazards of Laser Welders, Cutters, Heat Treaters and Punch Presses (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Laser Institute of America (LIA) Alliance, LIA developed " Hazards of Laser Welders, Cutters, Heat Treaters and Punch Presses." The Fact Sheet addresses hazards associated with using high-power welders and cutters in industrial settings. (2009, November).
  • Laser Effects on the Human Eye (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Laser Institute of America (LIA) Alliance, LIA developed "Laser Effects on the Human Eye." The Fact Sheet focuses on the effect lasers have on the human eye. (2009, November).
  • Laser Safety Checklist (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Alliance, AORN developed a checklist providing guidance for perioperative personnel to ensure a safe environment for patients and health care workers during the use of laser technology. (2011, June).
  • Laser Safety Information Bulletin. Through the OSHA and Laser Institute of America (LIA) Alliance, LIA developed "Laser Safety Information Bulletin." The Bulletin focuses on the concerns and issues related to laser safety. (2006, September).
  • Preventing Injury from Laser Skin Treatment (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Laser Institute of America (LIA) Alliance, LIA developed " Preventing Injury from Laser Skin Treatment." The Fact Sheet provides information on the potential injury from lasers used for dermatological purposes such as tattoo removal, vascular lesions, and other dermatological surgery. (2009, November).
  • Questions That An OSHA Inspector May Ask You About Laser Safety Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Laser Institute of America (LIA) Alliance, LIA developed a fact sheet that provides some of the questions that an OSHA Compliance Officer may ask during inspections of facilities with lasers. (2014, November).

Maritime

Metalforming Industry

  • Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Alliance, PMA developed this poster that provides safety tips for employees on how to avoid slips, trips and falls in the metalforming industry. (2008, March).
  • Dress for Safety (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Alliance, PMA developed this poster that identifies how employees can dress safely when working around equipment in the metalforming industry. (2008, March).
  • Ergonomics Checklist (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Alliance, PMA developed a checklist providing information to help evaluate and identify ergonomics-related issues in the workplace. (2007, October).
  • Lockout/Tagout Checklist (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Alliance, PMA developed a lockout/tagout checklist that provides information to help identify potential safety issues commonly found in industrial facilities. (2011, December).
  • Machine Guarding Checklist (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Alliance, PMA developed a machine guarding checklist that provides information to help identify potential safety issues commonly found in industrial facilities. (2012, March).
  • Mechanical Power Presses Checklist (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Alliance, PMA developed a checklist providing information to help evaluate and identify mechanical power press-related issues in the plant. (2007, November).
  • Protect Yourself from Injury (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Alliance, PMA developed this poster that provides safety tips for employees working with machinery in the metalforming industry. (2008, March).
  • Reduce the Risk of Back Injuries (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Alliance, PMA developed this poster that provides safe lifting and packing tips for employees in the metalforming industry. (2008, March).
  • Safety First Training Program. Through the OSHA and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Alliance, PMA revised the "PMA Safety First Training Program" DVD which provides a first-day-on-the-job safety awareness introduction for new employees, temporary workers, and contractors in the metalforming industry. (2008, September).

Metalworking Fluids

  • Dermal Assessment Guide PDF*. Through the OSHA and Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) Alliance, ILMA developed "Dermal Assessment Guide." The Guide helps small businesses understand the possible connection between instances of employee dermatitis and facility operations that use metal removal fluids. (2007, January)
  • Metalworking Fluids in Small Business: A Health and Safety "QUICKSTART" Guide. Through the OSHA and Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) Alliance, ILMA developed the "Metalworking Fluids in Small Business, Health and Safety QUICKSTART Guide." The Guide provides a step-by-step outline on how to work safely with metalworking fluids (MWFs) and is designed to help small businesses and their employees effectively manage the health, safety and environmental impacts of MWFs. (2005, December)

Motor Vehicle Safety

  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Aggressive Driving and Road Rage Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA), CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that identifies factors that can lead to aggressive driving and/or road rage. (2012, September).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Defensive Driving Fact Sheet English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Defensive Driving." The Fact Sheet addresses best practices for defensive driving of motor vehicles. (2009, January).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Distracted Driving English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses steps employers and employees can take to avoid distracted driving. (2011, November; Spanish translation 2012, September).
  • Quick Card: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Vehicles - Automotive Repair Industry (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Coordinating Committee for Auto Repair (CCAR) Alliance, CCAR developed the "Quick Card: CNG-Powered Vehicles - Automotive Repair Industry." The Quick Card provides information to workers in the automotive repair industry on the basic safety requirements before working on CNG vehicles. (2010, February).
  • Quick Card: Hexavalent Chromium - Automotive Collision Repair Industry (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Coordinating Committee for Auto Repair (CCAR) Alliance, CCAR developed the "Quick Card: Hexavalent Chromium - Automotive Collision Repair Industry." The Quick Card provides employees in the automotive collision repair industry with precautions that must be taken when refinishing motor vehicle parts. (2009, January).

Plastics Industry

  • Injection Molding Machine Safety Training Course. Through the OSHA and Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) Alliance, SPI developed "Injection and Molding Machine Safety Training Course." The Course contains machine-specific modules on machine guarding and lockout/tagout and helps to identify the types of injuries that can occur while operating an injection molding machine and ways to avoid those injuries. (2006, June)
  • Roll-fed and Inline Thermoforming Machine Safety Training Course. Through the OSHA and Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) Alliance, SPI developed "Roll-fed and Inline Thermoforming Machine Safety Training Course." The Course contains machine-specific modules on machine guarding and lockout/tagout and helps to identify the types of injuries that can occur while operating roll-fed and inline thermoforming machines. (2006, June)
  • Rollstock and Sheet Extrusion Machine Safety Training Course. Through the OSHA and Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) Alliance, SPI developed "Rollstock and Sheet Extrusion Machine Safety Training Course." The Course contains machine-specific modules on machine guarding and lockout/tagout and helps to identify the types of injuries that can occur while operating an extrusion molding machine and ways to avoid those injuries. (2006, June)

Power Tools

  • Power Nailer Safety Card (PDF*). Through the OSHA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Alliance, NAHB developed a safety card that provides tips regarding the safe use of power nailer equipment. (2011, February; Spanish Translation 2011, June)
  • Table Saw Safety Training Program. Through the OSHA and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers (KCMA) Alliance, KCMA developed the following table saw safety training program for cabinet manufacturers. (2010, March)
    • Table Saw Safety Training Presentation (PPT*)
    • Table Saw Safety Tip Sheet (PDF*)
    • Table Saw Safety Test (PDF*)
    • Answer Sheet (PDF*)
    • Training Evaluation Checklist (PDF*)

Portuguese-Language Products

Rough Terrain Vehicles
  • Preventing Rough Terrain Forklift Accidents Best Practices English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed "Preventing Rough Terrain Forklift Accidents Best Practices." The document provides users of rough terrain forklifts with information to prevent injury or death when operating rough terrain forklifts and addresses how to prevent overturn and run-over accidents. (2008, March; Portuguese translation 2010, May)
  • "To See" Best Practices Bulletin English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a best practices bulletin addressing critical issues to be aware of when operating rough terrain forklifts. (2009, December)
Scaffolding
  • Mast Climbing Work Platform Safety Tips English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Alliance, SIA developed "Mast Climbing Work Platform Safety Tips." The tips sheet addresses issues associated with the use of mast climbing work platforms such as fall hazards and stable erection. (2009, October; Portuguese translation 2010, July; Spanish translation 2011, February)
  • Transport Platform (TP) Safety Tips English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Alliance, SIA developed a tip sheet addressing issues associated with the safe and proper use of Transport Platforms. (2010, March; Portuguese translation 2010, July; Spanish translation 2011, February)

Powered Industrial Trucks

Roadway Work Zone

Rough Terrain Vehicles

  • Designated/Certified Operators Only Decal (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a decal to affix to cranes to remind operators that only owner designated and properly certified individuals should be allowed to operate the equipment. (2011, June).
  • Employer-Certified Operators Only Decal (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a decal to affix to rough terrain forklifts to remind operators that only properly qualified individuals should be allowed to operate the equipment. (2010, July).
  • Personnel Work Platforms: Preventing Rough-Terrain Forklift Accidents (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a best practices bulletin providing general safety guidelines on the operation of rough-terrain forklifts equipped with a personnel work platform. (2011, September).
  • Preventing Rough Terrain Forklift Accidents Best Practices Bulletin English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). The OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a best practices bulletin providing users of rough terrain forklifts with information to prevent injury or death when operating rough terrain forklifts and addressing how to prevent overturn and run-over accidents. (2008, March; Portuguese translation 2010, May; Spanish translation 2011, May).
  • "See and Be Seen" Best Practices Bulletin (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a best practice bulletin intended to prevent job site accidents by making workers more aware of the job site and equipment around them. (2012, September).
  • "To See" Best Practices Bulletin English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*), Spanish (DOC*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a best practices bulletin addressing critical issues to be aware of when operating rough terrain forklifts. (2009, December; Portuguese translation 2011, May; Spanish translation 2012, April).

Safety and Health Professional Certification

Scaffolding

  • Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) Tip Sheets. Through the OSHA and Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) Alliance, SAIA developed tip sheets for AWPs which provide employees in the construction industry with information for a worksite inspection, a checklist for equipment inspection, the preparation for transport, required fall protection, and rescue plans. The tip sheets contains practical precautions and instruction to help workers reduce risks at job sites:
  • Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Ground Conditions Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Alliance, SIA developed a fact sheet providing information to ensure that the ground under the mast climber is solid and secure and that it remains safe during erection or dismantling of the structure. (2011, April).
  • Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Tying to the Structure Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Alliance, SIA developed a fact sheet providing information to ensure that the method of tying the unit to the structure is properly planned and executed and that it remains safe during erection or dismantling of the structure. (2011, April).
  • Mast Climbing Work Platform Safety Tips English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Alliance, SIA developed "Mast Climbing Work Platform Safety Tips." The tips sheet addresses issues associated with the use of mast climbing work platforms such as fall hazards and stable erection. (2009, October; Portuguese translation 2010, July; Spanish translation 2011, February).
  • Rolling Towers/Mobile Scaffold: Inspection, Maintenance, and Use Tip Sheet (PDF*) - 130 KB. Through the OSHA and Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) Alliance, SAIA developed a tip sheet for mobile/rolling tower scaffolding which provides employees in the construction industry with information for a worksite inspection along with a checklist for equipment inspection, maintenance and use. (2013, August).
  • Transport Platform (TP) Safety Tips English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Alliance, SIA developed a tip sheet addressing issues associated with the safe and proper use of Transport Platforms. (2010, March; Portuguese translation 2010, July; Spanish translation 2011, February).

Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Industry

  • Fall Protection English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Fall Protection Workgroup, the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute) developed "Fall Protection." The slide presentation addresses fall protection issues in the construction industry, including fall protection systems. (2007, June; Spanish translation 2009, April).
  • Hazards and Safe Use of Multi-Component Chemical Products in Construction (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute) Alliance, SWRInstitute developed a guidance document to help employers and workers identify key hazards, OSHA requirements, and safe handling procedures for multi-component products used in this industry. (2012, June).
  • Safety and Health Field Manual English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute) Alliance, SWRInstitute developed a manual to help employers and workers identify the key hazards and OSHA requirements in this industry. (2010, February; Spanish translation 2010, November).
  • Safety and Health Manual. Through the OSHA and Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute) Alliance, SWRInstitute developed a manual to help employers understand how to develop a written safety and health program that covers topics such as hazard communication, confined space, fall protection, recordkeeping, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection and scaffolding. (2007, October).
  • Safety Toolbox Talks. Through the OSHA and Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute) Alliance, SWRInstitute developed a series of toolbox talks to help employers and workers identify the key hazards and OSHA requirements in the construction industry:

Silica

  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Reducing Silica Exposure Fact Sheet English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Reducing Silica Exposure Fact Sheet." The Fact Sheet addresses best practices for reducing exposure to airborne silica during concrete cutting, coring, drilling, quarrying and brick/block operations. (2008, January).
  • Occupational Health Program for Exposure to Crystalline Silica in the Brick Industry (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Brick Industry Association (BIA) Alliance, BIA developed "Occupational Health Program for Exposure to Crystalline Silica in the Brick Industry." The document provides the brick industry with a monitoring and medical surveillance program to control occupational exposures and associated respiratory health effects of respirable crystalline silica. (2008, April).

Spanish-Language Products

Aerial Devices and Elevating Equipment
  • Aerial Devices - Vehicle-Mounted Elevating & Rotating Work Platforms (English and Spanish) (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed "Aerial Devices - Vehicle-Mounted Elevating & Rotating Work Platforms." The pamphlet provides information in English and Spanish to help employers inform their employees about the hazards with working on aerial devices and identifies guidelines for employees to follow. (2008, January; Spanish Translation 2008, August).
  • Aerial Equipment - Electrical Hazards (English and Spanish) (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed "Aerial Equipment - Electrical Hazards." The pamphlet provides information in English and Spanish to help employers inform their employees about the electrical hazards associated with working on aerial devices and identifies guidelines for employees to follow. (2008, January; Spanish Translation 2008, August).
  • Operator Training for Aerial Equipment (English and Spanish) (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed "Operator Training for Aerial Equipment - General Training Guidance." The pamphlet provides information in English and Spanish to help employers identify the training recommended for employees on the inspection and operation of aerial equipment. (2008, January; Spanish Translation 2008, August).
Ammonia Safety
  • Ammonia Safety Poster: Emergency Action Plans English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and GCCA Alliance, GCCA developed a poster on ammonia safety focusing on emergency action plans. (2012, March; Spanish translation 2013, May).
  • Ammonia Safety Poster: Identifying Ammonia Leaks English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and GCCA Alliance, GCCA developed a poster to help identify ammonia leaks. (2011, March; Spanish translation 2012, January).
Concrete Sawing and Drilling
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Defensive Driving Fact Sheet English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Defensive Driving." The Fact Sheet addresses best practices for defensive driving of motor vehicles. (2009, January).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Distracted Driving English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses steps employers and employees can take to avoid distracted driving. (2011, November; Spanish translation 2012, September).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Highway Workzone Safety Checklist English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Highway Workzone Safety Checklist" The Checklist identifies hazards associated with sawing and cutting adjacent to a highway workzone and safe work practices to help reduce or eliminate the risk of injuries or illnesses. (2007, January).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Reducing Silica Exposure Fact Sheet English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Reducing Silica Exposure Fact Sheet." The Fact Sheet addresses best practices for reducing exposure to airborne silica during concrete cutting, coring, drilling, quarrying and brick/block operations. (2008, January).
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Scaffold Safety Fact Sheet English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses best practices for general scaffold setup requirements and use. (2011, July Spanish translation 2012, September).
Cranes and Hoists
  • Fact Sheet No. 1: Proper Inspection and Maintenance of Overhead Cranes and Hoists English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with inspection and maintenance of overhead cranes and hoists, including information on standards, reference manuals, and safety tips for the application and operation of overhead material handling equipment. (2006, September; Spanish translation 2010, July).
  • Fact Sheet No. 2: Hoists, Cranes, Pullers - Safety & Warning Labels and Test Certification English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with safety and warning labels test certification, including information concerning items that operators and inspectors need to know when purchasing, installing or using hoist, crane and puller equipment. (2006, September; Spanish translation 2010, March).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 1: Proper Use of Hand Signals for Cab-Controlled Cranes English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tip sheet addressing issues associated with the use of hand signals for cab-controlled cranes, including information regarding nine industry standard hand signals that are used for communication between the operator in the crane cab and the floor person. (2006, September; Spanish translation 2012, August).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 2: Pre-Operational Equipment Check of Cranes and Hoists English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips sheet addressing issues associated with safe crane operation, including information on a pre-operational equipment checklist for cranes and hoists. (2006, September; Spanish translation 2012, August).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 3: Safe Lifting Practices English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips sheet addressing issues associated with safe lifting practices, including information for workers moving loads of material. (2006, September; Spanish translation 2010, March).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 4: Hoist Operation English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a safety tips sheet addressing issues associated with hoist operation, including information on what an operator should and should not do while operating a hoist. (2006, September; Spanish translation 2012, August).
Electrical Safety
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Electrical Safety Fact Sheet English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses best practices for working around electrical conductors and equipment. (2010, March; Spanish translation 2011 September).
Excavation and Trenching
  • Backhoe Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel and Operators English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the operation of backhoe equipment such as pre- and post-operation procedures and safe operation considerations. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
  • Dozer Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel and Operators English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the operation of dozer equipment such as pre- and post-operation procedures and safe operation considerations. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
  • Excavation and Trenching Best Practices for Operators English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with excavation and trenching activities such as worksite preparation, personal protective equipment, and collapse prevention. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
  • Excavation and Trenching Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with supervision of workers who are engaged in excavation and trenching activities such as worksite preparation, personal protective equipment, and collapse prevention. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
  • Excavator Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel, Operators, and Workers English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the operation of excavation equipment such as pre- and post-operation procedures, safe operation considerations, and supervisory recommendations. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling Best Practices for Operators English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the operation of horizontal directional drilling equipment such as pre- and post-operation procedures and safe operation considerations. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA a fact sheet addressing issues associated with supervision of workers who are engaged in the operation of horizontal directional drilling equipment such as pre- and post-operation procedures and safe operation considerations. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
  • Locating Underground Lines English (PDF*) Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with locating and identifying underground pipelines/utilities before beginning an excavation. (2012, July; Spanish Translation March 2013).
  • Pressure Testing Best Practices for Personnel Conducting the Test English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with pressure testing activities such as pre-test preparation, connection hazards, and worker protection. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
  • Pressure Testing Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the supervision of workers who are engaged in pressure testing activities such as pre-test planning, leak testing, and test medium disposal. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
  • Sideboom Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel, Operators, and Workers English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a fact sheet addressing issues associated with the operation of sideboom equipment such as understanding sideboom operational/equipment requirements and safe operation considerations. (2008, February; Spanish Translation 2009, March).
  • Tool Box Safety Topic: Bloodborne Pathogens English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed "Tool Box Safety Topic: Bloodborne Pathogens." The toolbox talk addresses issues associated with bloodborne pathogens such as personal protective equipment and cleaning and sanitizing the workplace and waste handling. (2009, December; Spanish translation 2010, December).
  • Tool Box Safety Topic: Confined Spaces English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing issues associated with confined spaces such atmospheric hazards and permit required spaces. (2009, December; Spanish translation 2010, December).
  • Tool Box Safety Topic: Electrical Safety English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing issues associated with electrical safety such as the most frequent causes of electrical injuries and ground fault protection. (2009, December; Spanish Translation 2012, October).
  • Tool Box Safety Topic: Excavation and Trenching English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing issues associated with excavation and trenching activities such as cave in hazards, competent person, and occupied excavation. (2009, October; Spanish Translation 2012, October)
  • Tool Box Safety Topic: Personal Protective Equipment English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing personal protective equipment issues such as eye protection, foot protection, and hearing protection. (2009, October; Spanish Translation 2011, February).
  • Tool Box Safety Topic: Hazard Communication English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing hazard communication issues such as hazardous materials written programs, material safety data sheets, respirators, and hazardous materials identification systems. (2009, October; Revised 2013, February; Spanish translation September, 2013).
  • Tool Box Safety Topic: Respiratory Protection English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing issues associated with respiratory protection such respiratory protection written programs and respirator use. (2009, October; Spanish Translation 2011, February).
  • Tool Box Safety Topic: The Spotter English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk addressing issues associated with the use of spotters such as when to use a spotter, equipment operator and spotter responsibilities, and hand signals. (2010, July; Spanish Translation 2012, October).
  • Trenching Safety Card (English and Spanish) (PDF*). Through the OSHA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Alliance, NAHB developed a safety card addressing the most common trenching hazards in the residential construction industry. (2010, October).
Fall Protection
  • Fall Protection (Spanish) (PDF*). Through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Fall Protection Workgroup, the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute developed "Fall Protection." The slide presentation addresses fall protection issues in the construction industry, including fall protection systems. (2007, June; Spanish translation 2009, April).
  • Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries in Construction English (PPT*), Spanish (PPT*). Through the Construction Roundtable, representatives from construction-related Alliances developed "Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries in Construction." The slide presentation focuses on the top causes of falls in the construction industry and provides fall prevention guidance for design engineers, contractors and workers. (2008, October).
Hazard Communication
  • Info Sheet #1: Pictograms English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with pictograms, symbols of classification, labeling of chemicals, and corresponding chemical hazards as used in the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). (2010, January; Spanish translation 2012, January).
  • Info Sheet #2: Flammable and Combustible Liquids English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides details on how U.S. regulations and consensus standards define flammable and combustible liquids, how the GHS classification and labeling of chemicals harmonizes its flammable liquid criteria, and GHS label elements for flammable and combustible liquids. (2010, January; Spanish translation 2012, January).
  • Info Sheet #3: What is the GHS? English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the definition and benefits of GHS classification and labeling of chemicals and addresses how the GHS will affect compliance with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. (2010, March; Spanish translation 2012, January).
  • Info Sheet #4: Labeling-OSHA vs. GHS English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the definition of a label for both GHS and OSHA. In addition, it also addresses the purpose, requirements and label verbiage differences between OSHA and GHS. (2010, March; Spanish translation 2012, January).
  • Info Sheet #5: Eye Damage/Eye Irritation English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the GHS definition of each injury and labeling requirements and addresses GHS substance classification based on animal testing and physical characteristics of a compound. (2010, May; Spanish translation 2012, January).
  • Info Sheet #6: Germ Cell Mutagenicity English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed an information sheet which provides employees with the GHS definition and classification of germ cell mutagenicity and addresses classification under GHS and hazard communication labeling. (2010, May; Spanish translation 2012, January).
Healthcare
  • American Heart Association Safety Tips: Bloodborne Pathogens English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Heart Association (AHA) Alliance, AHA developed a safety tips sheet for workers and volunteers focusing on bloodborne pathogens, including information on how to prevent exposure to blood or other potentially infectious body fluids. (2010, September; Spanish translation March 2013).
Ladder Safety
  • Ladder Safety Toolbox Talks. Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed a series of toolbox talks focusing on ladder safety. (2007, October; Spanish Translation 2011, July):
Landcare and Horticulture
  • Gasoline Powered Cut-off Machines Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card describing general safety tips to help prevent injuries to those working with gasoline powered cut-off machines. (2008, November, Updated 2009, March).
  • Interior Plantscaping General Safety Tips Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card describing general safety tips to help prevent injuries during interior plantscaping activities. (2012, November; Spanish translation; 2013, January).
  • Interior Plantscaping Ladder Safety Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a Quick Card describing general safety tips and best practices to help prevent injuries when using ladders to maintain plants that are above shoulder level in plantscaping. (2010, October; Spanish translation 2011, December).
  • Leaving a Job Site in the Middle of a Landscape Design/Build Installation Project. English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a fact sheet providing safety tips for leaving a job site, including information related to site access and security, slipping/tripping hazards, and equipment and materials. (2012, November; Spanish translation March 2013).
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Mixing Chemicals in Lawn Care Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card describing the best practices for personal protective equipment when mixing chemicals in lawn care. (2008, November, Updated March, 2009).
  • Preventing Injuries to your Eyes and Ears in Landscaping Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card describing general safety tips to help prevent injuries to eyes and ears during landscaping operations. (2012, November; Spanish Translation 2013, January).
  • Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries in Interior Plantscaping English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card providing general safety information on how interior plantscaping workers can prevent and reduce the severity of repetitive motion injuries. (2013, September; Spanish translation October 2013).
  • Roadside Safety English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card providing general safety information on how to work next to motor vehicle traffic during landscaping projects, including the use worker safety apparel and temporary traffic safety barriers. (2013, September; Spanish translation November 2013).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 1: Slip and Trip Injuries English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Alliance, PLANET developed "Safety Tips Sheet No. 1: Slip and Trip Injuries." The Tips Sheet describes the possible causes of slip and trip injuries in the landcare industry and how the injuries could be prevented. (2006, June).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 2: Reducing the Risk of Lifting Injuries in the Landscape and Horticultural Industries English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Alliance, PLANET developed "Safety Tips Sheet No. 2: Reducing the Risk of Lifting Injuries in the Landscape and Horticultural Industries." The Tips Sheet describes possible causes of lifting injuries in the landcare industry and how the injuries could be prevented. (2006, June).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 3: Driving Defensively to Reduce the Risk of a Motor Vehicle Crash English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Alliance, PLANET developed "Safety Tips Sheet No. 3: Driving Defensively to Reduce the Risk of a Motor Vehicle Crash." The Tips Sheet describes possible conditions that can cause a motor vehicle crash and offers defensive driving safety tips. (2006, June).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 4: Reducing the Risk of an Amputation English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Alliance, PLANET developed "Safety Tips Sheet No. 4: Reducing the Risk of an Amputation." The Tips Sheet provides information on amputations in the horticultural industry and offers safety tips for reducing the risk of amputations. (2006, June).
  • Using Small Equipment Safely in Landscaping Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and PLANET Alliance, PLANET developed a card describing general safety tips to help prevent injuries to those working with small equipment in landscaping. (2008, November, Updated 2009, March).
  • Chipper Safety (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed a brochure that provides information in English and Spanish to help employers identify the training recommended for employees as well as tips on the inspection, transportation, and work practices of chipper operators and chipper devices. (2011, August).
Maritime
Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Distracted Driving English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, APCA developed a toolbox talk on distracted driving, including the types of distractions and common distractions, such as texting. (2012, September).
Power Nailers
  • Power Nailer Safety Card (English and Spanish) (PDF*). Through the OSHA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Alliance, NAHB developed a safety card that provides tips regarding the safe use of power nailer equipment. (2011, February; Spanish Translation 2011, June).
Rough-Terrain Vehicles
  • Preventing Rough Terrain Forklift Accidents Best Practices Bulletin English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a best practices bulletin providing users of rough terrain forklifts with information to prevent injury or death when operating rough terrain forklifts and addressing how to prevent overturn and run-over accidents. (2008, March; Portuguese translation 2010, May; Spanish translation 2011, May).
  • "To See" Best Practices Bulletin English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*), Spanish (DOC*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a best practices bulletin addressing critical issues to be aware of when operating rough terrain forklifts. (2009, December).
Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Industry
  • Safety and Health Field Manual English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWR Institute) Alliance, SWR Institute developed a manual to help employers and workers identify the key hazards and OSHA requirements in this industry. (2010, February; Spanish translation 2010, November).
  • Toolbox Talks for the Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Industry. Through the OSHA and Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute) Alliance, SWRI developed the following toolbox talks for employers and workers in the industry:
    • Aerial Lifts English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). (2012, January; Spanish translation 2013, July).
    • Driving Safety English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). (2012, January; Spanish translation 2013, July).
    • Fall Protection (PDF*). (Spanish translation 2013, August).
Scaffolding
  • Mast Climbing Work Platform Safety Tips English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Alliance, SIA developed "Mast Climbing Work Platform Safety Tips." The tips sheet addresses issues associated with the use of mast climbing work platforms such as fall hazards and stable erection. (2009, October; Portuguese translation 2010, July; Spanish translation 2011, February).
  • Transport Platform (TP) Safety Tips English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Alliance, SIA developed a tip sheet addressing issues associated with the safe and proper use of Transport Platforms. (2010, March; Portuguese translation 2010, July; Spanish translation 2011, February).
Waste Haulers
Window Cleaning
  • Water-Fed Pole Quick Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA) Alliance, IWCA developed a Quick Card which provides employees in the window cleaning industry with information on safe use of water-fed poles. The document contains practical precautions to help reduce the hazards at job sites for workers in the window cleaning industry and provides a quick reference to safe practices. (2012, June; Spanish translation 2012, November).
  • Water-Fed Pole Safety Training Program English (PDF*, PPTX*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and the International Window Cleaning Association (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. The program contains practical precautions and instruction to help window cleaners reduce risks at job sites while taking into account the requirements for the job. (2011, September; Spanish translation 2013, August).

Waste Haulers

  • Safety: Do It For Life. Through the OSHA and Energy Recovery Council (ERC) Alliance, ERC developed "Hauler Safety Campaign, Safety: Do It For Life." The annual campaign educates public and private waste haulers, municipal and private owners and operators, and facility employees about best practices on tipping floor safety. The following products were developed for use in those campaigns:

Window Cleaning

  • Water-Fed Pole Safety Training Program English (PDF*), ( PPTX*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and the International Window Cleaning Association (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. The program contains practical precautions and instruction to help window cleaners reduce risks at job sites while taking into account the requirements for the job. (2011, September; Spanish translation 2013, August)
  • Water-Fed Pole Quick Card English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA) Alliance, IWCA developed a Quick Card which provides employees in the window cleaning industry with information on safe use of water-fed poles. The document contains practical precautions to help reduce the hazards at job sites for workers in the window cleaning industry and provides a quick reference to safe practices. (2012, June; Spanish translation 2012, November)

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