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Sample Programs

OSHA requires businesses to have plans and written programs in place to support their safety and health efforts.

Exactly which programs you need depends on your operations. It also depends on whether you are working in general industry or construction.

These sample written programs can help you create customized programs for your exact needs. You must make your programs specific to your facility and operations. Most samples are in Word format so you can easily adapt them.

There are links to OSHA standards and booklets to enhance your understanding.

Safety Writer (website) , which is hosted by the consultation program at the University of South Florida, can assist you with written programs through their online system.

OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs (website) can also guide you through the process.

Written Programs and Information for General Industry

Written Programs and Information for Construction

Some of the programs for Construction are the same as General Industry. If that’s the case, you will be sent to General Industry information in the following links.

OSHA’s website has a lot of information about the construction industry.

  • Construction Accident Prevention Program
  • When it comes to confined spaces in construction, OSHA Standard 1926.21 (b)(6)(i) states: “All employees required to enter into confined or enclosed spaces shall be instructed as to the nature of the hazards involved, the necessary precautions to be taken, and in the use of protective and emergency equipment required”.OSHA standards do not require the construction industry to have a written program for confined spaces. But we strongly recommend you develop one if needed. Use the OSHA General lndustry 29 CFR 1910.146 – Permit Required Confined Spaces standard as a guide for best practices.

General Industry Confined Spaces Information

Self-Inspection Checklists

Self-inspection checklists can be an important part of your safety and health management system. Checklists from OSHA’s Small Business Handbook are available in Word format so you can edit them as needed. The checklists are typical for General Industry.