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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 Fact Sheet (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)

Cleaning

  • ISSA Safety and Health Portal. Through the OSHA and ISSA Alliance, ISSA developed the ISSA Safety and Health Portal. The Web page includes ISSA Occupational Safety and Health Topics Pages for the cleaning industry on: Bloodborne Pathogens; Cleaning Chemicals in the Workplace (Hazard Communication); Injury & Illness Recordkeeping; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace; Small Business Resources; Spanish Resources, and Warehouse Safety. (2007, November; Updated 2009, March)
  • Minimizing Slips, Trips and Falls (PDF*). Through the OSHA and ISSA Alliance, ISSA developed "Minimizing Slips, Trips and Falls." The checklist provides information to help minimize slip, trip and fall incidents. (2007, April)
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls for Custodians (PDF*). Through the OSHA and ISSA Alliance, ISSA developed "Preventing Slips Trips and Falls for Custodians." The article presents a checklist of common causes for slips, trips and falls and practical tips for avoiding these types of workplace incidents. (2007, April)

Concrete Sawing and Drilling

  • 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. 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. The Checklist is available in English (PDF*) and Spanish (PDF*). (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: 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*) - 233 KB. 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*) - 398 KB. 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*)78 KB, Spanish (PDF*)86 KB. 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*) - 424 KB. 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*) - 558 KB. 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*) - 43 KB. Through the OSHA and American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) Alliance, ACIL developed "Quick Tips for Identifying Counterfeit Marks." 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*) - 55 KB. Through the OSHA and American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) Alliance, ACIL developed "White Paper: The Threat of Counterfeit Product Approval Marks Warrants Aggressive Detection and Enforcement Action." 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 "Beyond Getting Started: A Resource Guide for Implementing a Safe Patient Handling Program in the Acute Care Setting." The Guide addresses patient handling with the goal of providing the necessary tools for the occupational health professional in healthcare to implement a safe patient handling program. (2006, June; updated 2011, November)
  • Ergo Success - Neck Pain (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Dental Association (ADA) Alliance, ADA developed "Ergo Tips-Neck Pain." It was designed to inform dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants how the use of loupes while performing work on dental patients will minimize the use of awkward postures. (2009, October)
  • Ergo Tips - Back Pain (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Dental Association (ADA) Alliance, ADA developed "Ergo Tips-Back Pain." The document provides information to help dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants return to work after a back injury. (2010, November)
  • Ergo Tips - Hand Pain (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Dental Association (ADA) Alliance, ADA developed "Ergo Tips-Hand Pain." The document provides information to help dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants identify common conditions that cause hand pain and ways to prevent hand pain. (2007, August)
  • Ergo Tips - Low Back Pain (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Dental Association (ADA) Alliance, ADA developed "Ergo Tips-Low Back Pain." It was designed to help dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants identify common conditions that cause low back pain and provides helpful hints on how to control low back pain. (2009, October)
  • Ergo Tips - Upper Back Pain (PDF*). Through the OSHA and American Dental Association (ADA) Alliance, ADA developed "Ergo Tips-Back Pain." The document provides information to help dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants identify common conditions that cause upper back pain and ways to prevent upper back pain. (2010, November)
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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:
    • Tool Box Safety Topic: Abrasive (Sand) Blasting English (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*). 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

  • Case Study No. 1: Lack of Fall Protection Measures Place Workers at Increased Risk (PDF*). Through the OSHA and National Safety Council (NSC) Alliance, NSC developed a case study on the need for fall protection measures in construction. (2013, January)
  • 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)
  • 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. 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. The presentation is available in English (PPT*) and Spanish (PPT*). (2008, October)

Forging Industry

  • 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)
  • 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)

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)
  • 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)

General Industry

  • Controlling Slips & Falls in Restaurants (PDF*). Through the OSHA and ISSA Alliance, ISSA developed "Controlling Slips & Falls in Restaurants." The Fact Sheet provides information to help minimize slip and fall incidents in restaurants. (2010, March)
  • 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.
    • Asset Distribution Facility (PDF*)
    • Dual Monitors (PDF*)
    • Ladders (PDF*)
  • 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* - 21 KB. 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:
    • How to Use the Toolbox Talks for Club Employees (PDF*). This document is designed to help employers effectively use the CMAA-developed toolbox talks in the workplace. (2007, April)
    • Safety and Health Education Record (PDF*). This Record is designed to help employers track when CMAA-developed toolbox talks are presented in the workplace. (2007, April)
  • 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 "Warehouses: Monthly Workplace Safety and Health Self-Inspection." The checklist 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. (2008, February)

Hazard Communication

  • Info Sheet #1: Pictograms English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance, SCHC developed "Info Sheet #1: Pictograms." The Info Sheet provides employees with information on the pictograms and symbols used in the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals and the corresponding chemical hazards. It also provides examples of GHS pictograms and symbols. (2008, June; 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 "Info Sheet #2: Flammable and Combustible Liquids." The Info Sheet details on how U.S. regulations and consensus standards define flammable and combustible liquids and how the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals harmonizes its flammable liquid criteria. It also provides GHS label elements for flammable and combustible liquids. (2008, May; 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 "Info Sheet #3: What is the GHS?" The Info Sheet provides employees with the definition and benefits of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. It also 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 "Info Sheet #4: Labeling-OSHA vs. GHS." The Info Sheet 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 "Info Sheet #5: Eye Damage/Eye Irritation." The Info Sheet provides employees with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) definition of each injury and labeling requirements. It also 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 "Info Sheet #6: Germ Cell Mutagenicity." The Info Sheet provides employees with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) definition and classification of germ cell mutagenicity. In addition, it also addresses classification under GHS and hazard communication labeling. (2010, May; Spanish translation 2012, January)
  • Info Sheet #7: 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)

Healthcare

Heat Stress

  • White Paper: 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, October).
  • 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

  • Near Miss Reporting Systems (PDF*) - 848 KB. Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a fact sheet 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 Winch Quick Card. Through the OSHA and TCIA Alliance, TCIA developed "Quick Card: Chipper Winches." The Quick Card addresses the potential hazards and risks and safe work practices regarding operating chipper winches. (2008, July)
  • Drop Zone Fact Sheet. Through the OSHA and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Alliance, TCIA developed a fact sheet outlining good work practices used during tree trimming and removal operations, including recognizing and addressing hazards. (2010, September)
  • Dump Body Quick Card. Through the OSHA and TCIA Alliance, TCIA developed "Quick Card: Hydraulic Dump Body Safety Tips." The Quick Card addresses potential hazards and risks and safe work practices regarding operating truck-mounted hydraulic dump bodies. (2008, July)
  • 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.)
  • Lyme Disease Fact Sheet. Through the OSHA and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Alliance, TCIA developed "Fact Sheet: Lyme Disease." The Fact Sheet addresses issues associated with Lyme disease, including its symptoms and treatment options and tick bite prevention and control. (2008, July)
  • Lyme Disease Quick Card. Through the OSHA and TCIA Alliance, TCIA developed "Quick Card: Lyme Disease." The Quick Card addresses preventing tick bites and identifying Lyme disease. (2008, July)
  • 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)
  • PPE Fact Sheet. Through the OSHA and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Alliance, TCIA developed a fact sheet detailing requirements under the OSHA General Industry standards and the American National Standard for Arboricultural Operations related to personal protective equipment. (2010, September)
  • 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 (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)
  • 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. 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. The Tips Sheet is available in English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). (2006, June)
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 2: Reducing the Risk of Lifting Injuries in the Landscape and Horticultural Industries. 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. The Tips Sheet is available in English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). (2006, June)
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 3: Driving Defensively to Reduce the Risk of a Motor Vehicle Crash. 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. The Tips Sheet is available in [English (PDF*)55 KB, Spanish (PDF*). (2006, June)
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 4: Reducing the Risk of an Amputation. 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. The Tips Sheet is available in [English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). (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)
  • Wood 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)

Laser Safety

  • 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 (PDF*). 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)

Machine Guarding and Equipment

  • Machine Guarding Devices (PPT*). Through the OSHA and Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) Alliance, AHTD developed "Machine Guarding Devices." The slide presentation provides technical information about the use of machine guarding devices in the workplace. (2008, November)
  • Sample Safety Light Curtain Check-out Log (DOC*). Through the OSHA and Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) Alliance, AHTD developed the "Sample Safety Light Curtain Check-out Log." The Log assists employers and employees in developing an actual procedure log for new light curtain machine guarding equipment being installed at their facilities. (2008, June)

Maritime

  • Container Lashing Safety Tip Sheet (PDF*) - 56 KB. Through the OSHA and NMSA Alliance, NMSA developed a safety tip sheet, which provides a quick refresher for Lashers and Lashing Supervisors prior to start of any lashing job. (2009, October)
  • Generic Person in Water (PIW) Recovery Guide (PDF*) - 72 KB. Through the OSHA and National Maritime Safety Association (NMSA) Alliance, NMSA developed a guide addressing issues associated with person in water (PIW) recovery, including factors to be considered with developing a PIW response plan. (2010, November)
  • Marine Terminal Traffic Safety Tip Sheet. Through the OSHA and National Maritime Safety Association (NMSA) Alliance, NMSA developed "Marine Terminal Traffic Safety Tip Sheet" (PDF*) - 147 KB. The Tip Sheet provides marine cargo handling industry employers and employees with information on how to prevent traffic-related injuries and fatalities in a marine terminal. (2008, August)
  • NMSA Fatal Facts Videos. Through the OSHA and National Maritime Safety Association (NMSA) Alliance, NMSA developed the following videos: Safety Video #1 - Longshore Worker killed by top loader; Safety Video #2 - Longshore worker killed during container loading and unloading operations; Safety Video #3 - Longshore worker killed by yard tractor tip-over; and Safety Video #4 - Longshore worker killed by container falling from ship. The videos provide marine cargo handling industry employers and employees with information on how to prevent vehicular and shipping container-related fatalities in a marine terminal. (2009, March)
  • Safety Alert: Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO) Procedures in Shipyard Employment [English (PDF*)173 KB; Spanish (PDF*)153 KB. Through the OSHA and Shipbuilders Council of America, National Shipbuilding Research Program, and American Shipbuilding Association Alliances (now the Shipbuilding Group Alliance) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association and American Society of Safety Engineers Alliances, the participants developed a safety alert providing tips and reminders to control the release of hazardous energy through LO/TO procedures in shipyard building and repair. (2009, February)
  • Safety Alert: Electrocution and Shock Hazards in Shipyard Employment [English PDF* - 162 KB, Spanish (PDF*)201 KB. Through the OSHA and Shipbuilders Council of America, National Shipbuilding Research Program, and American Shipbuilding Association Alliances (now the Shipbuilding Group Alliance) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association and American Society of Safety Engineers Alliances, the participants developed a safety alert providing tips and reminders about electrical shock hazards that may be present in shipbuilding and repair and includes information on preventing and eliminating the hazards. (2008, February; Spanish translation 2010, December)
  • Safety Alert: Prevention of Ergonomic-Related Hazards in Shipyard Employment [English (PDF*)134 KB, Spanish (PDF*)179 KB. Through the OSHA and Shipbuilding Group Alliance and the American Industrial Hygiene Association and American Society of Safety Engineers Alliances, the participants developed a safety alert addressing the prevention of ergonomic-related hazards in shipyard employment, including possible solutions to prevent injuries during the job. (2011, June; Spanish translation 2012, February)
  • Safety Alert: Prevention of Eye Injuries in Shipyard Employment [English PDF*- 133 KB, Spanish PDF*- 186 KB. Through the OSHA and Shipbuilding Group Alliance and the American Industrial Hygiene Association and American Society of Safety Engineers Alliances, the participants developed a safety alert addressing the prevention of eye injuries in shipyard employment, including possible solutions to prevent injuries during the job. (2013, July; Spanish translation, 2013 November)
  • Safety Alert: Prevention of Ventilation Hazards in Shipyard Employment [English (PDF*)134 KB, Spanish (PDF*)84 KB. Through the OSHA and Shipbuilding Group Alliance and the American Industrial Hygiene Association and American Society of Safety Engineers Alliances, the participants developed a safety alert addressing the prevention of ventilation-related hazards in shipyard employment, including possible solutions to prevent injuries during the job. (2010, August; Spanish translation 2012, June)
  • Safety Alert: Welding and Other Hot Work Procedures in Shipyard Employment [English PDF* - 162 KB, Spanish (PDF*)166 KB. Through the OSHA and Shipbuilders Council of America, National Shipbuilding Research Program, and American Shipbuilding Association Alliances (now the Shipbuilding Group Alliance) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association and American Society of Safety Engineers Alliances, the participants developed a safety alert focusing on welding and hot work in shipyard employment, including tips and reminders to help maintain a safe work environment by identifying situations and hazards associated with hot work. (2009, February; Spanish translation 2010, December)
  • Toolbox Talks: Hearing Conservation in the Shipbuilding Industry (PDF*) - 162 KB. Through the OSHA and American Shipbuilding Association, National Shipbuilding Research Program, Shipbuilders Council of America (now the Shipbuilding Group Alliance) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and National Hearing Conservation Association Alliance, the participants developed a series of toolbox talks focusing on hearing conservation issues, including shipbuilding noise levels and selecting hearing protection. (2009, April)

Metalforming Industry

  • Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls (PDF*) - 294 KB. 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*) - 450 KB. 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*) - 31 KB. 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*) - 37 KB. 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*) - 29 KB. 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*) - 61 KB. 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*) - 439 KB. 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*) - 430 KB. 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* - 5 MB. 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*) - 41 KB. 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* - 65 KB, Spanish (PDF*)65 KB. 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*)93 KB, Spanish (PDF*)44 KB. 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)
  • Operating Motor Vehicles: A Guide for Employees in the Automotive Repair Industry. Through the OSHA and Coordinating Committee for Auto Repair (CCAR) Alliance, CCAR developed "Operating Motor Vehicles: A Guide for Employees in the Automotive Repair Industry." The Guide provides employees in the automotive repair industry with information on their responsibilities while driving a motor vehicle for their company. (2007, March)
  • Quick Card: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Vehicles - Automotive Repair Industry [PDF* - 202 KB. 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)

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

  • High Visibility Clothing for Heavy and Highway Construction (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a brochure focusing on the definition and selection of high visibility clothing in highway construction. (2012, April)
  • Internal Traffic Control Plans (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition Alliance, the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition participants developed "Internal Traffic Control Plans." The document provides constructive steps for controlling the flow of vehicles within a construction work site. (2007, February)
  • Protecting Workers on Foot in Road Construction Work Zones (PDF*). Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a fact sheet addressing how to protect workers on foot in highway construction work zones, including tips on what workers can do to protect themselves. (2011, August)
  • Roadway Work Zone-Related Safety Resources. Through the OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance, the participants developed a document that provides links to roadway work zone-related resources from a number of sources, including the Department of Transportation (DOT), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), OSHA, and states. (2011, March)
  • Work Zone Death Reports: Flagger Fatally Injured When Struck by a Car at a Highway Work Zone (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a case study report focusing on the death of a flagger in Washington state who was fatally injured when struck by a car in a highway work zone. (2011, June)
  • Work Zone Death Reports: Hispanic Laborer Run Over and Killed by a Backing Flat Bed Dump Truck (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a case study report focusing on the death of a Hispanic laborer in North Carolina who was run over and killed by a backing flat bed dump truck in a highway work zone. (2011, June)
  • Work Zone Death Reports: Three Construction Workers Killed After Being Struck by a Bus in a Highway Work Zone (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a case study report focusing on the deaths of three construction workers in New York state who were killed after being struck by a bus in a highway work zone. (2011, June)

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)

Safety and Health Professional Certification

  • Career Paths in Safety (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)/Council on Certification of Health, Environment and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) Alliance, BCSP and CCHEST developed "Career Paths in Safety." The document provides details about careers for safety and health professionals. (2006, March; Updated 2008, March)

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

  • 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 (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:

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)
  • Fact Sheet "Silicosis: What you need to know." Through the OSHA and Brick Industry Association (BIA) Alliance, BIA developed the fact sheet" Silicosis: What you need to know." The fact sheet provides workers who are exposed silica dust with information about silicosis and tips to protect themselves from exposure to it. (2010, 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*) and 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*) and 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
  • 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*). 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. 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. The presentation is available in English (PPT*) and Spanish (PPT*). (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 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)
  • 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. 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. The Tips Sheet is available in English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). (2006, June)
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 2: Reducing the Risk of Lifting Injuries in the Landscape and Horticultural Industries. 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. The Tips Sheet is available in English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). (2006, June)
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 3: Driving Defensively to Reduce the Risk of a Motor Vehicle Crash. 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. The Tips Sheet is available in English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). (2006, June)
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 4: Reducing the Risk of an Amputation. 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. The Tips Sheet is available in[English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). (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
Power Nailers
  • 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)
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 Spanish (PDF*). (2012, January; 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
  • 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 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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