Through OSHA Challenge, launched in 2004 as a pilot program, OSHA provides participating employers and workers an avenue to work with their designated Challenge Administrators to develop and/or improve their safety and health management program. Challenge participants do not receive exemptions from OSHA programmed inspections.
Through OSHA Challenge, OSHA-approved volunteer third party Challenge Administrators collaborate with participating employers to improve their safety and health management programs through mentoring, training and progress tracking.
OSHA Challenge's three stages guide Challenge participants from the initial planning and development process through the implementation of an effective safety and health management program.
Challenge participants who complete Stage III have safety and health management programs that are consistent with OSHA's Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines (1989 Guidelines) and include:
After each stage completion, OSHA will provide Challenge participants with letters of recognition.
Benefits of participating in OSHA Challenge:
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