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Guidance Documents

Abatement: Small Entity Compliance Guide for OSHA's Abatement Verification Regulation (29 CFR 1903.19)
(1997) (English: HTML PDF)

Amputations: Safeguarding Equipment and Protecting Employees from Amputations
The revised OSHA guide identifies eight mechanical motions and eight hazardous actions that present possible amputation hazards. The guide also sets forth steps employers can take to reduce these hazards. The material is appropriate for anyone responsible for the operation, servicing, and care of machines or equipment - employers, employees, safety professionals and industrial hygienists. Topics covered in the latest document include hazard analysis, safeguarding machinery, awareness devices and hazardous energy (lockout/tagout).
(OSHA 3170 - 2007) (English: HTML PDF)

Avian Flu: Protecting Employees from Avian Flu
(OSHA 3323 - 2006) (English: HTML PDF Add to Cart)
(OSHA 3324 - 2006) (Spanish: PDF Add to Cart)

Combustible Dust: Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust
(OSHA 3644 - 2013) (English: PDF)

Cranes and Derricks in Construction - Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Final Rule
(OSHA 3433 - 2014) 96 pages (English: PDF)

Emergency Response: Best Practices for Protecting EMS Responders during Treatment and Transport of Victims of Hazardous Substance Releases
(OSHA 3370 - 2009) (English: PDF Add to Cart)

Emergency Response: Hospitals and Community Emergency Response -- What You Need to Know
(OSHA 3152 - Printed: 2008) (English: PDF)

Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders - Guidelines for Shipyards
(OSHA 3341 - 2008) (English: HTML PDF)

Ergonomics: Guidelines for Nursing Homes: Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders
OSHA's Guidelines for Nursing Homes focuses on practical recommendations for employers to reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries by using methods found to be successful in the nursing home environment. (OSHA 3182 - 2009) (English: HTML PDF)

Ergonomics: Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores - Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders
OSHA's Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores provide practical recommendations to help grocery store employers and employees reduce the number and severity of injuries in their workplaces. (OSHA 3192 - 2004) (English: HTML PDF Add to Cart)

Ethylene Oxide (EtO): Understanding OSHA's Exposure Monitoring Requirements
(OSHA 3325 - 2007) (English: HTML PDF)

Ethylene Oxide: OSHA's Small Business Guide for Ethylene Oxide
(OSHA 3359 - 2009) (English: HTML PDF Add to Cart)

General Industry Digest
(OSHA 2201 - 2015) (English: EPUB MOBI PDF)
(OSHA 3573 - 2015) (Spanish: PDF)

Grain Handling Safety Wallet Card
(OSHA 3329 - 2011) (English: PDF)

Green Tobacco Sickness
(OSHA 3765 - 2015) (English: PDF)

Hazard Communication: Hazard Classification Guidance for Manufacturers, Importers, and Employers

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(OSHA 3844 - 2016) (English: PDF)

Hazard Communication: Small Entity Compliance Guide for Employers That Use Hazardous Chemicals
(OSHA 3695 - 2014) (English: EPUB MOBI PDF)

Hazardous Waste: Occupational Safety & Health Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Site Activities
(OSHA NIOSH OSHA USCG EPA 1985) Multiple Parts - Available In Bundled ZIP (English: HTML PDF)

Hexavalent Chromium
(OSHA 3373 - 2009) (English: PDF)

Hexavalent Chromium: Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Hexavalent Chromium Standards
The guide describes the steps that employers are required to take to protect employees from hazards associated with exposure to hexavalent chromium. It provides detailed information on permissible exposure limits (PEL), exposure determination, regulated areas, methods of compliance, respiratory protection, protective work clothing and equipment, hygiene areas and practices, housekeeping, and medical surveillance. (OSHA 3320 - 2006) (English: PDF)

Indoor Air Quality in Commercial and Institutional Buildings
(OSHA 3430 - 2011) (English: PDF)

Laboratory Safety Guidance
(OSHA 3404 - 2011) (English: PDF)

Longshoring and Marine Terminals: Roll-On Roll-Off (RO-RO) Ship and Dock Safety
(OSHA 3396 - 2010) (English: PDF)

Marine Terminals: Traffic Safety
(OSHA 3337 - 2014) (English: HTML PDF)

Meatpacking: Safety and Health Guide for the Meatpacking Industry
(OSHA 3108 - 1988) (English: HTML PDF)

Medical Examiners: Reporting a Work-related Death to OSHA
(OSHA 3593 - 2012) (English: PDF)

Metal Scrap Recycling: Guidance for the Identification and Control of Safety and Health Hazards in Metal Scrap Recycling
(OSHA 3348 - 2008) (English: PDF)

Mold: Preventing Mold-Related Problems in the Indoor Workplace
(OSHA 3304 - 2006) (English: PDF)

Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors
(OSHA 3459 - 2011) (English: EPUB MOBI PDF)
(OSHA 3505 - 2012) (Spanish: EPUB MOBI PDF)

Nail Salon Workers: Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures
(OSHA 3542 - 2012) (English: EPUB MOBI PDF Add to Cart)
(OSHA 3559 - 2013) (Korean: EPUB MOBI PDF Add to Cart)
(OSHA 3793 - 2015) (Nepali: PDF)
(OSHA 3560 - 2012) (Spanish: EPUB MOBI PDF Add to Cart)
(OSHA 3558 - 2012) (Vietnamese: EPUB MOBI PDF Add to Cart)

Pandemic Flu: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic
Developed in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), this publication provides general guidance for all types of workplaces, describes the differences between seasonal, avian and pandemic influenza, and presents information on the nature of a potential pandemic, how the virus is likely to spread and how exposure is likely to occur.
(OSHA 3327 - 2009) (English: HTML PDF Add to Cart)

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employers
(OSHA 3328 - 2007) (English: HTML PDF Add to Cart)

Pandemic Influenza: Workplace Preparation Guide for a Flu Pandemic (Spanish)
(OSHA 3364 - 2009) (Spanish: PDF)

Perchloroethylene: Reducing Worker Exposure to Perchloroethylene (PERC) in Dry Cleaning
This document provides information on the health hazards and current regulations, as well as recommendations on methods for reducing worker exposures. It also provides information on training, personal protective equipment, and some of the new technologies available in the dry cleaning industry.
(OSHA 3253 - 2005) (English: HTML PDF Add to Cart)

Perchloroethylene: Reducing Worker Exposure to Perchloroethylene (PERC) in Dry Cleaning (Korean)
(Korean: PDF)

Poultry: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Poultry Processing (Updated Guidelines)
(OSHA 3213 - 2013) (English: EPUB MOBI PDF Add to Cart)
(OSHA 3749 - 2014) (Spanish: EPUB MOBI PDF Add to Cart)

Resource for Development and Delivery of Training to Workers
(OSHA 3824 - 2015) (English: PDF)

Respiratory Protection Standard: Small Entity Compliance Guide
(OSHA 3384 - 2011) (English: PDF)

Respiratory Protection: Assigned Protection Factors for the Revised Respiratory Protection Standard
(OSHA 3352 - 2009) (English: HTML PDF)

Safe Practices for Tractor Trailer Drivers
(OSHA 3963 - 2018) (Spanish: PDF)

Shipbreaking: Safe Work Practices
(OSHA 3375 - 2010) (English: PDF)

Spirometry Testing in Occupational Health Programs: Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals
(OSHA 3637 - 2013) (English: PDF)

Ventilation: Ventilation in Shipyard Employment
(OSHA 3639 - 2013) (English: PDF)

Workplace Violence: Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers
(OSHA 3148 - 2016) (English: EPUB MOBI PDF)

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