Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Additional Resources by Core Element

OSHA's Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs contain the core elements listed below; each section name links to resources that may be helpful when implementing each core element.

Management Leadership
Worker Participation
Hazard Identification and Assessment
Hazard Prevention and Control
Education and Training
Program Evaluation and Improvement
Communication and Coordination for Host Employers, Contractors, and Staffing Agencies

Management Leadership

Worker Participation

Hazard Identification and Assessment

Hazard Prevention and Control

Education and Training

  • American Management Association Website - Provides management training resources for individuals and enterprises. American Management Association, 2016.
  • ASSE Safety, Health, and Environmental Body of Knowledge - Interactive database of safety resources, including articles, checklists, presentations, and training materials. American Society of Safety Engineers, 2016.
  • Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs (PDF) - Provides recommendations and guidelines for preventing and addressing worker retaliation. OSHA Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs, 2017.
  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) Certification Program - Provides program certification information focused on business management, equipment reliability, manufacturing process reliability, organization and leadership, and work management Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals, 2013.
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Worker Training Program - Provides information about the grant-based safety and health training focused on workers engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation, and emergency response. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Undated.
  • OSHA Consultation Webpage - Provides information about OSHA consultation services for small and medium-sized businesses aimed at helping employers learn about workplace hazards and improve existing safety and health programs. OSHA, Undated.
  • OSHA Listing of Trainings by Language - Provides a list of OSHA trainings available by various languages. OSHA, Undated.
  • OSHA Training for Safety Professionals - Provides course description for individuals interested in teaching the 10 and 30-hour general industry safety and health Outreach training program to their employees. OSHA, Undated.
  • Small Business Handbook (PDF) - Provides information to help small businesses meet the legal requirements imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. OSHA, 2005.
  • Training Requirements in OSHA Standards (PDF) - A collection of training-related requirements in existing OSHA standards. OSHA 2254-09R 2015
  • Foundations for Safety Leadership (PowerPoint, Instructor guide) - This OSHA 30-hour approved elective, which can also be used as a free standing course, introduces supervisory personnel, foremen, and construction workers to 5 critical safety leadership skills. CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2017.
  • CPWR Construction Solutions (website) - Designed for construction contractors and workers, it contains information on how to identify common construction hazards and practical solutions to reduce the risk for injury or illness. CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, updates ongoing.
  • Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health (website) - An online source for information on construction hazards, including assessment tools, training materials and fact sheets. The Center for Construction Research and Training, updates ongoing.

Program Evaluation and Improvement

  • Capitalizing on Technology for Workforce Competency - Campbell Institute's "Best of the Symposium" webinar by Tom McWilliams on how Suncor Energy is developing and retaining talent, then hear from Robert Day, a Competency Metric Analyst, on how the objective third party assessment tool is being used in various organizations to reduce high risk events, empower self-directed learning, and build what has been described as demonstrable due diligence. National Safety Council, 2016.
  • Best Practices in Health and Wellness Programs - Campbell Institute webinar on the keys to a successful wellness program. National Safety Council, 2016.
  • Leading Indicators, from Defining to Designing - The use of leading indicators - proactive, preventive, and predictive measures to identify and eliminate risks and hazards in the workplace - is a hot topic in environmental, health, and safety. This webinar, part of the Campbell Institute research webinar series, will touch briefly on the Institute's previous two years of leading indicators research that has described leading indicators, explained their importance and shared specific examples of indicators. It will then delve into the results of the latest white paper that provides case studies and advice for getting started with leading indicators at your organization. National Safety Council, 2016.
  • Leading Indicators: Metrics, Case Studies & Strategies - This presentation looks into the results of a two-year research project to advance the state of knowledge and practice regarding the use of leading indicators to improve EHS performance. National Safety Council, 2015.
  • Does It Really Work? How to Evaluate Safety and Health Changes in the Workplace (PDF) - Guide to help employers evaluate safety and health changes. Includes brief case studies, basic steps for conducting an evaluation, and list of additional resources. NIOSH, 2004.
  • Elements of an Effective Safety and Health Program (PDF) - Provides information to help youth and employers in agriculture identify common hazards and possible safety solutions. NIOSH, Undated.
  • Elevating EHS Leading Indicators: From Defining to Designing - A practical guide to using world-class EHS leading indicators, focused on defining, aligning, refining, and designing programs to incorporate leading indicators. National Safety Council/Campbell Institute, 2015.
  • National Safety Council Journey to Safety Excellence Webpage - Provides access to safety measurement tools, online forum, guides (e.g., training resources, best practices), and case studies. National Safety Council, 2016.
  • Near Miss Reporting Systems (PDF) - Provides information on near miss reporting systems, including how they can be used to evaluate current safety and control potential hazards. National Safety Council, 2013.
  • Practical Guide to Leading Indicators : Metrics, Case Studies & Strategies (PDF) - Research report on use of leading indicators in industry. Includes a matrix of leading indicators in use by participating organizations. National Safety Council/Campbell Institute, 2015.
  • Transforming EHS Performance Through Leading Indicators (PDF) - Research report investigating use of, and understanding of, leading indicators in industry. National Safety Council/Campbell Institute, 2013.
  • Worksheets and a Rating Tool to Help You Strengthen Jobsite Safety Climate (PDF) - Developed based on workshop findings and additional input from stakeholders, this workbook is designed to help management and safety professionals learn more about eight leading indicators of safety climate and how to strengthen them to improve jobsite safety climate and safety outcomes for construction businesses. CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2016.
  • Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) (website) - This free online tool lets individuals and companies assess their company's level of safety climate maturity, compare it to that of other construction companies, and learn ways to strengthen their safety climate. CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2016.

Communication and Coordination for Host Employers, Contractors, and Staffing Agencies

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