OSHA planning...are you ready?
Staying OSHA compliant is a must for any business, but did you know there are certain activities or safety programs which OSHA requires a written safety plan?
Take a look at the list below, and make sure you're up to date!
Hazard Communication (29 CFR 1910.1200(e)) plan for facilities where workers could be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Failure to have a written hazard communication plan is a very frequently cited OSHA violation
Emergency Action Plan and Fire Prevention Plan (29 CFR 1910.38 and 29 CFR 1910.39)
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan (29 CFR 1910.1030(c)) at facilities that anticipate employee exposure to blood
HAZWOPER Safety and Health Plan (29 CFR 1910.120(b))
Respiratory protection(29 CFR 1910.134(c)) for workplaces where employees are required to use respirators
Hazardous energy control (lockout/tagout) (29 CFR 1910.147(c)) program to prevent injuries during equipment service and maintenance
Permit-required confined space plan (29 CFR 1910.146(c)(4)) for any facility that allows entry to permit-required confined spaces
Ok, now you know that you need a written plan for each, but what should you include? Below are key safety plan elements.
Policy or goals statement
List of responsible persons
Hazard controls and safe practices
Emergency and accident response
Employee training and communication
Stay safe out there!