Training and Reference Materials Library
This library contains training and reference materials as well as links to other related sites developed by various OSHA directorates.
Workplace Safety and Health Topics
- 29 CFR 1926.1101 - OSHA's Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry. OSHA Slide Presentation, 80 slides.
- Significant Changes in the Asbestos Standard for Construction 29 CFR 1926.1101. OSHA.
- Significant Changes in the Asbestos Standard for General Industry, 1910.1001 (through June 29, 1995). OSHA.
- Asbestos. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Bloodborne Pathogens [ZIP]. OSHA.
- Bloodborne Infectious Pathogens HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Virus. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
- Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Construction Hazards Prevention Videos. OSHA v-Tools, (2011, September). A series of 12 videos depicting how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job. These videos are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards. Most of the videos are 2 to 4 minutes long, presented in clear, easily accessible vocabulary, and show common construction worksite activities. The videos may be used for employer and worker training. Available in English and Spanish.
- Construction Safety: Choice or Chance. OSHA Video, (2000, April), 15 minutes. A 15 minute video which highlights the four leading causes of fatalities on construction sites and stresses the responsibility for safety as a joint effort of government, management, and employees.
- Designing for Construction Safety. This short course has been developed by the OSHA Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable and the Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and is intended to assist employers, workers, and others as they strive to improve workplace health and safety. The goal is to provide contractors, owners, design/build firms, engineers, and architects with information on how to recognize and anticipate construction hazards and how to eliminate them with well thought out design features. The course emphasizes permanent design features that eliminate or reduce the risk to hazards. Numerous examples will be presented which pertain to the 1926 regulations. The course consists of a PowerPoint, Instructor Guide, and Participant Guide.
Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety
- Crane Safety for the Site Superintendent. OSHA Video, (1992), 8 minutes.
- Electrical Discussion. OSHA.
- Electrical [ZIP]. OSHA.
- Controlling Electrical Hazards [PDF]. OSHA Publication 3075.
- Electrical. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Electrical. Safety and Health Topic. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
- Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Industry. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Ground-Fault Protection on Construction Sites [PDF]. OSHA Publication 3007.
- Ergonomic Programs that Work. OSHA Video, (1998), 21 minutes.
- Fireworks Safety. OSHA Video, 32 minutes.
- Industrial Hygiene Overview. OSHA.
- Examining Fatal Shipyard Accidents. OSHA Video, (2005). A two volume series of 16 short videos intended to raise industry awareness of the hazards specific to shipyard work environments. Each video provides accident examinations and discusses factors contributing to the fatalities.
Most Frequently Cited
- Health Hazards in Nail Salons Presentation [PPT]. OSHA Slide Presentation, 12 slides.
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories
OSHA developed this slide presentation for its compliance officers (CSHOs). However, the information contained in the slides can help employers and workers better understand certain product-approval requirements in OSHA safety standards. The products affected by these requirements must be approved (i.e., tested and certified) to help ensure they can be used safely. Moreover, they must be tested and certified by an organization recognized as an NRTL by OSHA. There are only infrequent exceptions to these requirements.
In order to ensure that the testing and certification has been done appropriately, OSHA has implemented the NRTL Program. The NRTL Program establishes the criteria that an organization must meet in order to be recognized as an NRTL by OSHA.
- Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Benefits of Implementing a Safe Resident Handling Program in Nursing Homes. OSHA Slide Presentation, 18 slides.
- Implementing a Safe Resident Handling Program in Nursing Homes. OSHA Slide Presentation, 18 slides.
- Employers Rights and Responsibilities Following an OSHA Inspection [PDF]. OSHA Publication 3000.
- Employee Workplace Rights [PDF]. OSHA Publication 3021.
- Nursing Homes and Personal Care Facilities. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Successful Approaches to Reducing Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Within the Healthcare Industry. OSHA.
- Training Requirements in OSHA Standards [PDF]. OSHA Publication 2254.
- Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards. OSHA
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Assessing the Need for PPE (Discussion). OSHA.
- Personal Protective Equipment [ZIP]. OSHA.
- Chemical Protective Clothing. OSHA Technical Manual.
- Construction, Personal Protective Equipment. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Personal Protective Equipment. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Personal Protective Equipment [PDF]. OSHA Publication 3151.
- Protective Clothing. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Powered Industrial Trucks
- OSHA Standard [1910.178(l)]. OSHA.
- Pocket Cards
- General Industry. OSHA.
- Construction Industry. OSHA.
- Maritime Industry. OSHA.
- Sample Daily Checklists
- Maintenance. OSHA.
- Standard Requirements. OSHA.
- Selected Forklift Fatalities Summary [PDF]. OSHA.
- Powered Industrial Trucks. OSHA eTool
- Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts). OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Introduction to Ionizing Radiation. OSHA Slide Presentation, (2001), 54 slides.
- Non-Ionizing Radiation: Standards and Regulations. OSHA Slide Presentation, (2002), 141 slides.
- Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave (MW) Radiation
- OSHA Regulation for RF Radiation Exposures. OSHA Slide Presentation, (1995), 16 slides.
- OSHA Requirements for Tower Construction Related to RF Radiation. OSHA Slide Presentation, (1999), 42 slides.
- Suggested Update to RF Standards Related to Wireless Communications. OSHA Slide Presentation, (2001), 90 slides.
- Update of RF Radiation Protection Standards. OSHA Slide Presentation, (1999), 29 slides.
- Laser Radiation
- Introduction to Laser Safety. OSHA Slide Presentation, (2001), 48 slides.
- Federal Agency Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements. OSHA Slide Presentation, 72 slides.
- Recordkeeping. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Recordkeeping Training Presentations. OSHA.
OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134, applies to general industry, construction, shipyards, marine terminals, and longshoring.
OSHA's Office of Training and Education has prepared the following outreach training materials for OSHA's respirator standard:
- PowerPoint presentation of 29 CFR 1910.134
- Major Requirements of 29 CFR 1910.134
- Frequently Asked Questions
Links to additional resources for respiratory protection are also given below.
- Respirator Standard. OSHA Slide Presentation, 68 slides.
- Major Requirements of OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard. OSHA.
- Frequently Asked Questions. OSHA.
- Respiratory Protection Videos. OSHA, (2012, January). A series of 17 videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job. These short videos, nine in English and eight in Spanish, provide valuable information to workers in general industry and construction. Topics include OSHA's Respiratory Standard, respirator use, training, fit-testing and detecting counterfeit respirators.
- Respirator Change-Out Schedules. OSHA.
- Respiratory Protection. OSHA eTool.
- Respiratory Protection. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Small Entity Compliance Guide. OSHA Publication.
The following materials based on the Notice of Final Rule, Subpart L-Scaffolds which was effective on November 30, 1996.
- Safety Standards for Scaffolds Used in the Construction Industry (Summary). OSHA.
- Scaffolding: 1926.450 - Subpart L. OSHA Slide Presentation, 50 slides.
- A Guide to Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry. OSHA Publication 3150.
- Scaffolding. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Scaffolding. OSHA eTool.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
- SARS: Protecting Workers. OSHA Slide Presentation, (2002), 18 slides.
- Silica, Crystalline. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Certified B Readers List. Docket #085, (2006, May 22).
- Preventing Silicosis and Deaths in Rock Drillers. Publication No. 92-107, (1992, August)
- Preventing Silicosis and Deaths From Sandblasting. Publication No. 92-102, (1992, August).
- Publications - Silica (By Industry)
- Silica. Safety and Health Topic.
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death due to an infectious agent in the world. Since 1985, the incidence of TB in the general U.S. population has increased 14 percent, reversing a 30-year downward trend. Outbreaks have occurred in hospitals, correctional institutions, homeless shelters, nursing homes, and residential care facilities for AIDS patients. Specific control measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and required by OSHA has contributed to a drop in TB cases in 1994 and 1995.
In February 1996, OSHA issued CPL 2.106, Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis to protect workers against the hazards of TB.
- Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis. OSHA Instruction CPL 02-02-078.
- Hospital: Tuberculosis Module. OSHA eTool.
- Tuberculosis. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
Workplace violence has emerged as an important safety and health issue in today's workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) response to the problem of workplace violence in certain industries has been the production of OSHA's guidelines and recommendations to those industries for implementing workplace violence prevention programs.
In 1996, OSHA published Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers. The guidelines are based on OSHA's voluntary generic Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines.
In 1998, OSHA published Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments. The recommendations are based on OSHA's 1989 voluntary generic Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines.
- Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers [PDF]. OSHA Publication 3148.
- Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments [PDF]. OSHA Publication 3153.
- Workplace Violence. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.