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Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
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Program Resources

The following references characterize and further explain safety and health programs.


  • $afety Pays Program. Assists employers in estimating the costs of occupational injuries and illnesses and the impact on a company's profitability.
  • Making the Business Case for Safety and Health. Informational website showing that employers who implement effective safety and health management systems may expect to significantly reduce injuries and illnesses and reduce the costs associated with these injuries and illnesses, including workers' compensation payments, medical expenses, and lost productivity.
  • Voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines Fact Sheet [PDF*]. Informational fact sheet that highlights OSHA's safety and health program management guidelines.
  • Small Business Handbook [PDF*]. The handbook helps small business employers meet the legal requirements imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Hazard Identification

  • Job Hazard Analysis. Explains what a job hazard analysis is and offers guidelines to help employers conduct their own step-by-step analysis.

Prevention & Control


  • Safety and Health Programs Training. Assists trainers conducting an OSHA 10-hour general industry outreach training for workers. This material emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, and control.


  • Tools for a Safety and Health Program Assessment. Explains the three basic methods for assessing safety and health program effectiveness and provides more detailed information on how to use these tools to evaluate each element and subsidiary component of a safety and health program.
  • Program Evaluation Profile (PEP). Provides an example auditing tool to assist in the evaluation of a safety and health program.
  • Does It Really Work? How to Evaluate Safety and Health Changes in the Workplace. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-135, (2004, March).
  • Construction Industry Program Evaluation. An evaluation tool tailored to the construction industry.

Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance at (202) 693-1950 for assistance accessing DOC, EPS, GIF, MP4, PDF, PPT or XLS documents.

*These files are provided for downloading.

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