An effective safety and health program is the key to returning workers home safely at the end of the day and maintaining a productive workplace. Thirty years ago, OSHA released Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs as a model for organizations to use to create their own safety and health programs. OSHA recently announced the availability of a new program that reflects changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new Recommended Practices are applicable to a wide variety of small and medium-sized business settings and “present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program, built around seven core elements that make up a successful program.”
For more information on the new Recommended Practices, visit https://www.osha.gov/shpguidelines/.
-Information excerpted from www.osha.gov.
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