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Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs:
Hazard Communication Program 29 CFR 1910.1200
All companies that work with hazardous materials of any type are required to develop and implement a "Hazard Communication" program.
Personal Protective Equipment 29 CFR 1910.132
All employers are required to perform an assessment on each operation in their workplace to determine the need for personal protective equipment.
Respirator Protection Program 29 CFR 1910.134
The employer must develop and implement an effective written Respirator Protection Program in work places where respirators are required to be worn.
Emergency Action Plan 29 CFR 1910.38
All companies must have an Emergency Action Plan to ensure employee safety in the event of an emergency. Companies with 10 or more employees must have this plan in writing.
Control of Hazardous Energy 29 CFR 1910.147
Employers must have a written Lockout/Tagout Program when workers perform maintenance or repair work and could be injured by unexpected startup of machinery or equipment.
Bloodborne Pathogens 29 CFR 1910.1030
Workers in many different occupations are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS. Employer must develop a written Exposure Control Plan to ensure employee protection when potentially exposed to these pathogens.
Hearing Conservation Program 29 CFR 1910.95
Employers must have a written Hearing Conservation Program where employees are exposed to noise levels over 85 dBA averaged over eight hours. The plan must include annual audiogram testing and required hearing protection.
Chemical Hygiene Program 29 CFR 1910.1450
This written program applies to laboratories and the use of hazardous chemicals.
Overhead and Gantry Cranes 29 CFR 1910.179
There are many types of cranes, hoists, and rigging devices found within establishments. A written Safety and Operations Plan which includes equipment inspections and employee training to maintain a safe workplace.
Confined Space Program 29 CFR 1910.146
Employers must have a written Confined Space Program where workers are required to enter spaces which are not for human occupancy.
OSHA Compliance Assistance Quick Start Guide:
Step-by-step Guide for General Industry, Healthcare and Construction
Trenching and Excavation Safety Publication #2226
Oregon OSHA, Safe Practices for Small Business Owners and Contractors Publication #2174