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Additional Resources by Topic

Safety and health program resources and tools are listed alphabetically by topic below.

Program Implementation
Policy and Leadership
Model Programs
Goals and Metrics
Reporting
Incident Investigation
Emergency Planning and Response
Case Studies
Program Certification, Registration and Recognition
Safety Certifications
Safety Handbooks
Voluntary Standards

Program Implementation

Policy and Leadership

  • Cal OSHA Model Policy Statements – Provide examples of company policy statements used to inform employees that safety is a priority and encourage employee participation in the safety program. State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, 2005.
  • Sample Safety and Health Program for Small Business – Provides a sample safety and health plan targeted toward small, independent businesses based on OSHA "Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines", published on January 26, 1989 in the Federal Register. OSHA, Undated.

Model Programs

Goals and Metrics

Reporting

Incident Investigation

Emergency Planning and Response

  • American Red Cross Ready Rating – Provides program information and related assessments designed to help businesses, schools and organizations become prepared for disasters and other emergencies. American Red Cross, 2016.
  • Emergency Planning Exercises – Describes different types of exercises used to assess emergency planning and preparedness and also provides resources for exercises. Ready.gov, Undated.
  • Emergency Planning Table Top Exercises – Provides free, downloadable exercises focused on emergency planning. FEMA, 2015.
  • Employee Emergency & Fire Prevention Plans – Provides an overview of OSHA employee emergency and fire prevention plan requirements. Grainger (based on OSHA references), 2016.
  • Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool – Provides information to help small, low-hazard service or retail businesses implement an emergency action plan and comply with OSHA's emergency standards OSHA, Undated.
  • Hurricane eMatrix – Provides information to help employers make decisions during risk assessments that will protect workers in hurricane-impacted areas. OSHA, Undated.
  • Incident Command System eTool – Provides information to help manage emergency response to incidents involving multiple jurisdictions. OSHA, Undated.
  • Responding to Disasters – Describes lessons learned from previous disasters and provides information on assessing evacuation readiness. NSC Safety and Health Magazine, 2013.
  • Tornado Preparedness and Response Webpage – Provides information to help businesses prepare for tornados and provide information about hazards that workers may face in the aftermath of a tornado. OSHA, Undated.

Case Studies

Program Certification, Registration and Recognition

  • Responsible Care Management System (RCMS) Webpage – Provides an overview of Responsible Care Management System for chemical companies that focuses on the key areas of: community awareness and emergency response; security; distribution; employee health and safety; pollution prevention; and process and product safety. Related technical documents also available on site. American Chemistry Council, Undated.
  • Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) – OSHA voluntary program recognizing small business employers who have used OSHA's On-site Consultation Program services and operate an exemplary injury and illness prevention program.
  • Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) – OSHA voluntary program recognizing private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries.

Safety Certifications

Safety Handbooks

Voluntary Standards

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