Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Case Studies

To help start or improve your organization's safety and health program, see the case studies listed below for lessons learned and best practices.

The Electric Power Industry relies on Safety and Health Programs to keep workers safe on the job (PDF)

OSHA's Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes small businesses that operate exemplary safety and health programs. Success stories from these programs highlight:

  • Hazards that OSHA's voluntary On-Site Consultation Program helped companies identify.
  • Methods companies implemented to correct the hazards.
  • Business practices that changed to prevent injuries and illnesses.
  • Challenges, successes, and overall impact on businesses.

More than 60 success stories from 2008 through 2016 are presented from a wide range of industries throughout the country.

OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) recognize employers and workers who have implemented successful safety and health management systems. You can read stories highlighting successes and best practices from companies participating in VPP—21 recent stories arranged by industry—as well as 26 archived stories from 1994 to 2010.

Each year the National Safety Council (NSC) recognizes "CEOs Who Get It" by demonstrating a personal commitment to worker safety and health. These Chief Executive Officers show the key role of management leadership in building a culture of safety. Read about "CEOs Who Get It":

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

The Robert W. Campbell Award Business Case Studies are designed to show future business leaders the business value of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) management. Established in 2004, the award recognizes companies who are the "best of the best" in integrating EHS management into business operations. You can download materials—including a business case study document, teaching notes, PowerPoint presentation, and videos—for case studies on the following companies:

  • Noble Corporation
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Alcan
  • DM Petroleum Operations
  • Fluor Hanford
  • Schneider Electric
  • Dow Chemical

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