All Compliance Topics

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Bloodborne Pathogens

How to comply with BBP requirements including Exposure Control Plans, vaccinations, hazard assessment and training and how OSHA enforces the BBP standard. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Business Case For Safety

How to show management that your health and safety programs generate a positive return on investment, save money, increase productivity and boost the company’s bottom line. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Confined Spaces

How to comply with confined spaces requirements, including permit required confined space programs, classification of spaces, permits, atmospheric testing, emergency response and evacuation and training. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Contractors

How to manage safety risks created by contractors, including pre-qualification and screening, contract negotiation and due diligence, contractor management systems, coordination of safety programs and contractor monitoring. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Discipline

How to create and enforce workplace safety rules including use of progressive discipline. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Electricity

Protective devices, hazardous (classified) locations, safe work practices, PPE and training requirements to ensure electrical safety. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Environmental Compliance

Chemical safety, spill control and response, emergency preparedness, transportation of dangerous goods and other environmental issues affecting health and safety. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Ergonomics

The general duty clause, hazard assessment, engineering controls, safe lifting and other safe work practices and other issues to avoid citations for ergonomic hazards. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Fall Protection

The OSHA Walking Working Surfaces standard includes guidelines that address the required use of fall protection and the related PPE required in those situations.. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best fall protection resources - to access them, click here.

Fire Protection

Exit routes, Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plans, fire extinguishers, detection systems, protective clothing, fire brigades, training and flammable, combustible and explosive substances.

First Aid

How to comply with OSHA requirements for first aid training, equipment, first response communication and emergency response. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

GHS Transition

Getting Your Haz Com Program Ready for GHS - What you will and won’t need to change and when.

HazCom

MSDSs, labelling requirements, chemical awareness and training, spill response and other key aspects of the OSHA Hazard Communication standard. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Hazwoper & Emergency Response

How to comply with the hazardous waste operations and emergency response standard. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Heat & Cold Stress

Protecting workers from temperature extremes, including via hazard assessment, engineering controls, safe work practices, protective clothing and equipment and training. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Illness Injury Prevention Program

OSHA I2P2 rule and the elements of an OHS management system, including hazard assessment, selection of safety controls, performance measurement, incident investigation, accident and near miss reporting, auditing, corrective action and reporting to management. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Ladders

Ladder safety requirements are covered under OSHA's walking/working surface standards. This section is intended for any company who's workers use wooden, metal or fixed ladders to perform their duties.

Lockout Tagout

Measures to control the hazards of stored energy, including energy control procedures, LOTO devices, training and communication and periodic inspections. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Machine Guarding

General machine guarding and equipment-specific requirements for power presses, abrasive wheels, forging machines, woodworking, mills and calenders. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Materials Handling & Storage

Forklifts and powered industrial trucks, overhead cranes, derricks, slings and servicing of rim wheels. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Noise & Hearing

Noise exposure levels, audiometric measuring, hearing conservation programs, monitoring, hearing protection equipment, training and recordkeeping. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

OSHA Inspections

The OSHA inspection and citation process, how to survive the inspection, appeal OSHA citations and handle OSHA officials. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Platforms

Elevated platforms are covered under OSHA's walking/working surface standard. This section includes guidance for those working on or operating powered platforms, manlifts, and vehicle-mounted work platforms.

Power Tools

Portable power tools, power actuated fastening devices, pneumatic tools, portable abrasive wheels, chainsaws and jacks. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Powered Industrial Trucks

Forklifts, equipment selection, use limitations, required PPE and training. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

PPE

Respiratory protection, hardhats, hand protection, foot protection, eye and face protection and other protective equipment and clothing. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Process Safety Management (PSM)

OSHA's PSM standard is designed to prevent or minimize catastrophic releases of highly hazardous substances. It applies to chemical “processes” that involve the storage, manufacturing, handling or moving of listed toxic and reactive chemicals in amounts above specific thresholds.

Recordkeeping

Exemptions, work-relatedness, recording criteria, new cases, the OSHA 300 and 300-A, reporting of fatalities and serious injuries, training, communication, multiple establishments, etc. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Safety Training

Keep your worker’s up-to-date on the current safety measures and expectations of your workplace. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Scaffolding

Scaffolding requirements are covered under OSHA's walking/working surface standard. This section covers safety requirements for erecting and working on or around scaffolding.

Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are covered under OSHA's walking/working surface standard. This section deals specifically with guarding floor and wall openings and holes, stairs and other slip, trip and fall hazards that workers may face.

Technology

Engineering and safety devices and equipment for the workplace and software and other solutions to help you manage your OHS systems and programs.

Transportation Safety

Texting, cell phones and other distracting devices, drunk, fatigue and impaired driving, fleet safety, DOT requirements, vehicle inspection, repair and maintenance and training.

Whistleblowers

OSHA whistleblower enforcement activities and how to avoid liability for taking reprisals against workers for exercising safety and other workplace rights.

Workplace Violence

Violence hazard assessment, environmental and work controls, policies and procedures, domestic violence prevention, training, reporting of violence and other measures to prevent workplace violence, harassment and bullying. Our editors have "cherry picked" the best resources - to access them, click here.

Polls

OSHA has argued that safety programs that offer incentives/rewards are inherently flawed. What do you think?

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