Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Safety and Health Program Voluntary Standards

A number of standards, guidelines, and recommended practices exist to help you as you set up your program. Some of these are considered official industry standards that can be used to register your program following audits conducted by third-party certification bodies. Others are strictly voluntary guidance intended to help you consider best practice approaches.

You may choose to follow one or several of these. Each has something to offer and you will find they contain many common themes and recommendations. The following standards and guidance documents all focus on the elements of an effective safety and health program:

In addition, a new international standard is expected to be published in 2017 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Information about that standard, designated as ISO 45001, will be provided once the standard is finalized. For more information about ISO 45001, visit the ISO 45001 home page.

  • CPWR's Safety Culture and Climate webpage contains Worksheets and a Rating Tool to Help You Strengthen Jobsite Safety Climate at your workplace (http://www.cpwr.com/safety-culture).
  • Your Construction Safety & Health Program: Safe Students, Safe Workers - A guide and set of program self-assessment tools to help you build safety and health management systems and education into your Career and Technical Education (CTE) Training Programs. Guide includes Action Steps and resource links for administrators, instructors, and industrial advisory committee members.

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.