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Full text of written safety policies and procedures - some currently in use.

Accident Analysis » Accident Investigation

Accident investigation programs, job safey analyses, etc.

Accident Investigation Process [pdf] [15581] ?

Uses the scientific method research technique

Accident/Illness Reporting and Recording Procedures & Forms [pdf] [18903] ?

Sample procedures and forms in use by a US government agency

Chemical Safety » Asbestos Safety

Asbestos control programs, health effects, abatement, technical resources, etc.

Asbestos Control Manual [pdf] [25463] ?

An asbestos management plan

Asbestos Safety Checklist [pdf] [18885] ?

Sample asbestos safety checklist and standard operating procedures

Chemical Safety » Chemical Hazards

Chemical safety guidelines, NIOSH Pocket Guide, harmful chemical health hazards

Beryllium - Working Safely [1880] ?

Training reference for beryllium workers

Chemical Safety » Compressed Gas

Compressed gas cylinder safety, pressure line safety, etc.

Compressed Gas Safety Checklist [pdf] [18894] ?

Checklists for compressed gas safety, hydrogen safety, cylinder inspections

Gas Cylinder Safety [16870] ?

Safe operating procedures for gas cylinders

Chemical Safety » Hazardous Waste

Guides for hazardous waste management, site remediation, waste minimization

Chemical Waste Disposal [2315] ?

Procedures for disposal of chemical hazardous wastes

Chemical Safety » Hazcom

Full text of hazard communication programs and resources

Hazard Communication Program [pdf] [18892] ?

Sample hazard communication program procedures

Chemical Safety » Lead Safety

Information and resources on lead and lead poisoning

Construction Industry Guide for Managing Lead [35244] ?

Relevant forms, checklists and information sheets that can be adapted to different work sites

Lead-Based Paint - General Guidelines [2236] ?

Guidelines for workers involved in managing and working around lead-based paints

Chemical Safety » Storing Chemicals

Guidelines for proper storage of chemicals, compatibility charts, etc.

Laboratory Waste Management Best Practices [1142] ?

Management of laboratory waste containers is the key to proper disposal of hazardous waste, etc

Construction Safety » Contractor Safety Manual

Sample construction safety programs, rules, policies, checklists, SOPs

Canada: Safe Construction Work Practices [22067] ?

Safe work practice documents for the construction industry

Construction Industry Guide for Managing Lead & Silica [35245] ?

Relevant forms, checklists and information sheets that can be adapted to different work sites

Construction Safety » Excavation Safety

Resources on excavation and trenching safety requirements

Trenching And Excavation Operations Checklist [pdf] [18886] ?

Sample trenching safety checklist and standard operating procedures

Construction Safety » Fall Protection

Falls from elevations and fall protection safety resources

Fall Protection Checklist [pdf] [18881] ?

Sample Fall Protection procedure

Construction Safety » Jobsite Safety

Workplace safety and health resources for construction hazards

Contractor Work Rules [pdf] [35016] ?

An example of job site safety rules

Pipeline Job Site Safety Plan [35242] ?

Contractor safety resources

Construction Safety » Work Zone Safety

Best practices for minimizing delay & enhancing safety in highway construction

Work Zone Safety Program [14811] ?

As implemented by the State of North Carolina

Work Zone Safety Program [14812] ?

Materials to be used to institute a work zone safety program

Emergency Management » Emergency Plans

Examples of emergency management and action plans

Building Emergency Plan Template [36497] ?

In use by a major university

Emergency Program Elements [14050] ?

A campus emergency program

Facilities Safety and Emergency Preparedness [13995] ?

Full text of emergency preparedness policies of NIEHS

Hospital Disaster Plan [pdf] [21753] ?

The basic hospital disaster plan

Emergency Management » Evacuations

Guidelines on emergency evacuation programs, fire drills, etc.

Occupant Evacuation Plan [pdf] [28883] ?

Example of a plan in use by the National Institutes of Health

Equipment Safety » Cranes-Hoists

Crane and hoist safety program materials

Crane Safety on Construction Sites [27185] ?

American Society of Civil Engineers policy statement

Cranes, Hoists And Slings Checklist [pdf] [18907] ?

Sample checklist and safety rules for the use of cranes, hoist and slings

Rules for Rigging [pdf] [26062] ?

Inspections and general requirements for rigging safety

SOP Hoists and Cranes [pdf] [27071] ?

Recommendations for safe work procedures when using cranes and hoists

Equipment Safety » Forklift Safety

Forklift safety program materials

Forklift Checklist [pdf] [18880] ?

Sample pre-operational checklists and forklift safety checklists

Equipment Safety » Lockout/Tagout

Equipment electrical safety, lockout/tagout programs, preventing electrical shoc

Control of Hazardous Energy Sources Checklist [pdf] [18889] ?

Sample lockout/tagout checklist and safety rules

Sample Lockout/Tagout Procedures [18915] ?

Typical minimal lockout procedures

SOP: Lockout - Tagout Handbook [25413] ?

Standard operating procedures and safety rules for LOTO

Equipment Safety » Machine Guarding

Machine safeguarding materials

Machine Guarding Checklist [pdf] [18905] ?

Sample checklist and safety rules for machine guarding

Equipment Safety » Tool Safety

Safety fact sheets and tips on the safe use of hand and power tools

Chain Saw Safety [26417] ?

Safety ripa when using chain saws

Hand and Power Tool Safety Checklist [pdf] [18904] ?

Sample checklist and safety rules for the use of hand and power tools

Equipment Safety » Welding Safety

Bulletins, guidance on safety in welding

Hot Work Permit Template and Checklist [pdf] [18879] ?

Sample hot work permit template, safety checklist and procedures

Hot Work Permit Tips [pdf] [3334] ?

Requirements for safe practices

Fire Safety » Exits

Means of egress requirements, emergency lighting, etc.

Corridor Clearance and Use Guidelines [pdf] [28882] ?

Example of a policy for adequate access and use by emergency personnel and for unobstructed evacuations

Means of Egress - Corridor Clearance [pdf] [28881] ?

Example of a university's policy for healthcare buildings - providing a safe means of egress

Fire Safety » Fire Engineering

Documents on fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, fire protection

School Fire Safety Report [15766] ?

Standard operating procedures in use by the State of New York

Fire Safety » Fire Programs

Full text fire safety programs, checklists and support materials

Fire Protection Program Guidance Manual [19421] ?

Guidance on a fire protection safety program

Sample Fire Prevention Plan [pdf] [18891] ?

Template for a fire prevention plan

Fire Safety » Firefighter Safety

Firefighter safety documents

Fire Department Volunteer Policies & Procedures [26840] ?

A guide to using fire department volunteers

Fire Safety » Flammables

Controlling the hazards from flammable and combustible liquids and gases

Battery Charging and Storage Operations Checklist [pdf] [18900] ?

These systems may include lead acid batteries, lithium chloride batteries, and other similar devices

Flammable & Combustible Liquid Storage Checklist [pdf] [18901] ?

Sample checklist and safety rules for safe storage of flammable and combustible liquids

Fire Safety » Life Safety

Resources related to the Life Safety Code

Occupant Load Calculations [pdf] [33581] ?

How to calculate occupant load using NFPA 2000 Life Safety Code

Fire Safety » Sprinklers

Technical resources on fire sprinklers, halon, fire protection engineering

Fire System Shutdown Procedures [22404] ?

Fire sprinkler and alarm shut down notification procedures

Fleet Safety » Fleet Policies

Sample fleet-related company policies - vehicle use, drivers, seat belts, etc.

Employee Vehicle Use Guidelines [25286] ?

Example of a policy in use at a major university

Sample Fleet Safety Policy [pdf] [28994] ?

Example of a sample corporate policy related to fleet safety

Suggested Driver Selection Guidelines [24453] ?

Example of an MVR point system and general rules for driver selection and approval

Volunteer Drivers Best Practices [35760] ?

A tool kit that provides the framework for developing and maintaining volunteer driver programs

Fleet Safety » Vehicle Inspections

Procedures for inspecting trucks, buses, cargo tanks, etc. Pre-trip inspections.

Motor Vehicle Safety, Vehicle Inspection & Snomobile Pre-Trip Checklists [pdf] [18883] ?

Sample checklists and safety rules for motor vehicle safety, snomobiles and snowcats

Food Safety » Food Safety

Guidance on food safety from production to consumption

Egg Safety [7361] ?

Food safety guidelines from the American Egg Board

Health Inspector's Guide to Water [6588] ?

Symptoms of water problems & water treatment guidelines

Food Safety » HACCP

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans - food safety

Foodservice HACCP Program [22105] ?

Sample plans and resources for the development of your HACCP program

State HACCP Contacts Directory [6085] ?

The Contact is generally the State meat and poultry program director

Food Safety » Restaurants

Safety talks and information for restaurants and food operations

Kitchen Safety Rules [22407] ?

A list of safety rules for anyone who works in a kitchen

Health Care Safety » Hospital Safety

Sample worker safety programs & guidance on pollution elimination in hospitals

Medical Center Safety Manuals [13478] ?

Full text of safety manuals in use by a major university's medical center (pdf)

Updated Patient Safety for Patients [2783] ?

Bringing patients into the hospital safety process

Health Care Safety » Infection Control

Infection control in hospitals and healthcare institutions

Infectious Substance Shipping [pdf] [13474] ?

The text of a hospital's policy regarding shipping infectious substances

Health Care Safety » Patient Safety

Medical errors, medication errors, patient safety guidance

Guidelines for the Use and Handling of Hazardous Drugs [pdf] [13476] ?

Full text of a hazardous drug handling policy in use by a major university's medical center

Laboratory Safety » Activation-Closure

Procedures to follow when designing, activating, moving or closing laboratories

Design Requirements Manual for Biomedical Laboratories and Animal Research Facilities [16828] ?

A detailed design requirements and guidance manual for biomedical research laboratory and animal research facilities

Laboratory Safety » Chemical Hygiene Plan

Samples of CHP: Chemical Hygiene Plans for laboratory safety

Chemical Hygiene Plan Model [pdf] [27876] ?

An example of a model CHP

Model Chemical Hygiene Plan [13354] ?

Must be customized by each laboratory for regulatory compliance

Laboratory Safety » Fume Hoods

Fume hood safety, maintenance, chemical fume removal.

Design Criteria for Laboratories [3331] ?

Based on NFPA, ANSI, ASHRAE requirements

Fume Hood Safety [16869] ?

Safe operating procedures for fume hoods

Fume Hoods: Design Criteria [pdf] [16829] ?

Design requirements for fume hoods

Fume Hoods: Guidelines and Performance Standards [2239] ?

Guidelines and performance standards for fume hoods used in labs at the Univ of Kentucky

Laboratory Safety » Lab Biosafety

Procedures for handling biosafety hazards in the laboratory

Lab Hazard Rank (LHR) [13346] ?

Criteria in use by a major university

Laboratory Biological Safety Manual [pdf] [2902] ?

Text of a 50+ page manual

Laboratory Safety » Lab Hazards

Chemical Hygiene Plans, standard operating procedures, lab safety programs, etc.

Chemical Spill Procedures [pdf] [3335] ?

Standard operating procedures for spills in labs

Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment [2240] ?

Performance standards for emergency eyewash and shower equipment at the Univ of Kentucky

Laboratory Spill Response [9761] ?

Recommended equipment and supplies for a laboratory spill

Magnet Cell Laboratory Safety Procedures [pdf] [26737] ?

Magnetic field safety

Marine Safety » Boating Safety

Resources on boating and marine safety

Small Boat Safety [pdf] [18878] ?

Sample small boat safety checklist, accident report form and float plan

Marine Safety » Marine Safety Manuals

Sample marine safety programs, crewman's handbook, etc

Vessel Safety Check (VSC) [pdf] [29073] ?

Checklist to be completed by a US Coast Guard approved Vessel Examiner

Physical Hazards » Hearing Conservation

Hearing conservation programs, acoustics, hearing protection devices, etc.

Hearing Conservation Checklist [pdf] [18896] ?

Sample Format for Audiometric Test Records & Hearing Conservation Program Checklist

Physical Hazards » Slips and Falls

Technical safety materials on falls from walking and working surfaces

Walking - Working Surfaces Checklist [pdf] [18899] ?

Guidelines to reduce potential slips, trips, and falls

Physical Hazards » Thermal Comfort

TLV\'s for heat and cold exposure, thermal stress, thermal comfort guidelines

Canada: TLVs for Heat and Cold Exposure [18887] ?

Canadian health and safety regulations with respect to thermal conditions in the workplace

PPE Programs » Eye Safety

Protective eyewear materials

Emergency Eyewash and Safety Shower Installation [pdf] [16827] ?

A Guide to Eyewash and Safety Shower Facilities

PPE Programs » PPE Safety Programs

Sample PPE safety programs, checklists, tutorials, technical briefs

PPE Checklist [pdf] [18893] ?

Sample checklist for PPE use - eye & face protection and more

SOP: PPE - Construction [pdf] [14813] ?

Full text of a Standard Operating Procedure for construction workers wearing PPE

PPE Programs » Respirator Safety

Respirator-related materials such as APF, CBRN respirator standards, change-out,

Fit Testing Procedure for N95 Respirators [pdf] [5415] ?

Outlines the general steps for fit testing respirators on employees

Radiation Safety » Laser Safety

Technical resources related to the safe use of lasers

Laser Operations Checklist [pdf] [18906] ?

Sample checklist and safety rules for laser operations - covers Class 1, 2, and 3a lasers

Laser Safety Program [pdf] [26478] ?

Sample policy on the safe use of laser equipment (pdf)

Radiation Safety » Medical Radiation

Resources related to nuclear medicine

Medical Center Radiation Safety Management Plan [13477] ?

Full text of a patient & employee radiation safety program in use by a university's medical center

Radiation Safety » Workplace Radiation

Radiation control programs, technical manuals, tutorials and more

Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation Checklist [pdf] [18902] ?

Sample checklist and safety rules for ionizing and non-ionizing radiation

Manual for the Safe Handling of Radioactive Substances [pdf] [16830] ?

A manual on radiation safety

Radiation Food Safety and Japanese Food [3333] ?

USDA U.S. Food, Animal and Agricultural Commodities Import Safety Process

Recreation Safety » Swimming Safety

Pool and spa safety - drowning prevention

Pool and Spa Tips and Information [5743] ?

Guidelines on pool and spa water chemistry and maintenance and safety tips

Pool Safety [9201] ?

11 safety rules related to pool safety

Respiratory Safety » Confined Space Program

Technical resources related to confined space requirements

Confined Space Entry Checklist [pdf] [18897] ?

Sample Confined-Space Entry Permit and Checklist

Respiratory Safety » Indoor Air Quality

IAQ guides, checklists, fact sheets, sick building syndrome & more

Indoor Air Quality Checklist [pdf] [18898] ?

A sample form of indoor air quality management

Respiratory Safety » Mold Hazards

Guidance on indoor air quality and molds

Fungal Abatement Safe Operating Procedure [24164] ?

SOP for the removal of mold-bearing building materials

Respiratory Safety » OSHA Air Toxics

OSHA technical resources on chemicals used in the workplace

Methylene Chloride Compliance Guides [5801] ?

Series of 11 guides assist in compliance with the methylene chloride standard

Respiratory Safety » Respiratory Protection

Respirator fit, full text of respiratory programs, etc.

Respiratory Protection Checklist & Program [pdf] [18895] ?

Sample respiratory protection program and checklist, respirator medical evaluation questionnaire

Respiratory Safety » Sampling

Technical guides on industrial hygiene air & noise sampling, monitoring, etc

Methods to Sample and Analyze Environmental Lead [6228] ?

NIOSH lead sampling recommendations

Respiratory Safety » Ventilation Safety

Fume hoods and other ventilation technical resource information

Oxygen Deficiency Hazard Safety [27141] ?

How to recognize and protect workers from oxygen deficient atmospheres

Safety Forms » Disaster Checklists

Emergency preparedness checklists, bomb threat checklists

Emergency Action Plan Checklist [pdf] [18890] ?

Sample EAP checklist for creating a site-specific plan

Emergency Response Agreements Checklist [pdf] [18909] ?

Checklist currently in use by the US National Weather Service

Safety Forms » Safety Forms

Forms used by safety departments

Developing Safety Procedures [pdf] [35343] ?

How to write and manage safety standard operating procedures (SOP)

Sample Pre-Digging Safety Checklist [14808] ?

Download a safety department form to document safety inspection prior to digging

Student Laboratory Safety Contract [16100] ?

Sample form for students to sign indicating their acceptance of science classroom safety rules

Safety Programs » ISO 9000

Info on development, content & application of ISO 9000 standards to quality mgt

Example System Design [6128] ?

Example quality system documentation

Safety Programs » Safety Departments

Home pages of environmental health & safety departments

MI-University of Michigan Department of Occupational Safety & Environmental Heal [13328] ?

Home page to the university's EHS department

Safety Programs » Safety Management

Strategies for loss control & workplace safety programs, safety incentives, etc.

Sample Workplace Safety Policy [2029] ?

A template

Safety Programs » Safety Programs

Full text of over 30 workplace safety and health programs & manuals

MN-Minnesota Safety Policies [16823] ?

Full text of safety policies in use by a major university

Safety / Loss Control Program Materials [15600] ?

Sample safety checklists, forms, programs and manuals

Workplace Safety Manual [pdf] [18385] ?

Full text of a state's transportation agency's operations

Safety Programs » Safety Rules

Examples of safe operating procedures (SOPs) and safety rules

Biomedical Sample SOP Template [25623] ?

How to create standard operating procedures for the handling of biomedical samples in the laboratory

Chemical Safety Standard Operating Procedures [14859] ?

Chemical and electrical safety SOP

Emergency Response Rules [pdf] [26842] ?

Employee rules for fire emergency, disasters, severe weather, etc.

Environmental Response Team Standard Operating Procedures [20211] ?

Full text of air, water, etc. sampling procedures in use by the EPA's ERT

Example Employee Safety Policy & General Safety Rules [16098] ?

Can be signed by the employee

Fire Extinguisher SOP [pdf] [22035] ?

Standard operating procedures on the use of fire extinguishers

Fire Protection & Control Rules [pdf] [26841] ?

Employee rules related to fire safety

General Safety Rules [24231] ?

Issued to provide a safe and healthy working environment

Industrial Hygiene Practices [32313] ?

US Department of Energy standard operating procedures for industrial hygienists

Lab Safety SOP's [25340] ?

Standard operating procedures on how to safely handle specific laboratory chemicals

Updated Laboratory and Chemical Safety [18460] ?

Laboratory safety standard operating procedures and more

Laboratory Biosafety Manual [pdf] [17373] ?

Biosafety precautions to take when operating lab equipment

Laboratory SOPs [37346] ?

Standard safety operating procedures for laboratories

Physical Facilities Safe Operating Procedures [32613] ?

Over 30 SOPs for workplace safety

Safe Operating Practices - Equipment, Tools, Instruments, Accessories [35641] ?

Sample SOPs for ATV, golf cart, loaders, heavy equipment, trucks, hand tools, power equipment and more

Safe Operating Practices - Field Work [35639] ?

Approximately 40 SOPs for those who work in the outdoors

Safe Operating Practices - Job Activities and Work Sites [35640] ?

SOPs for those who work in workshops and maintenance shops

Safe Operating Procedures [32611] ?

A large number of safety rules and safety checklists for industry, construction, safety hazard controls

Safety & Health Services SOP's [885] ?

Sample standard operating procedures - includes industrial hygiene SOPs

Safety Policy Manual [35647] ?

A series of safety policies for a series of safety hazards

SOP Development Form for Hazardous Material [doc] [22018] ?

Standard operating procedures guidelines and template for hazardous materials

SOP for Safe Handling of Carcinogenic Materials [pdf] [6656] ?

A fill-in-the-blank form outlines the standard operating procedure for carcinogens and highly toxic materials

SOP's for Developing Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Chemicals [21801] ?

Methodology for developing acute exposure guideline levels (AEGLs) for toxic substances from inhalation exposures.

SOP: Work Sites [pdf] [14816] ?

Full text of a large number of Standard Operating Procedures for injury prevention at work sites

Standard Operating Procedures - Safety [23289] ?

Full text of a wide variety of safety SOP's

Water Incursion SOP [pdf] [27442] ?

A sample standard operating procedure in the event of water incursion into any building

Safety Training » Safety Orientation

Safety orientation for new hires

Sample Safety Orientation Outline [pdf] [18908] ?

Sample outline for employees, visitors and contractors

School Safety » School Safety Programs

Resources related to school safety & health hazards, sample safety progams

University Safety Program [25300] ?

Text of the safety policies in use at a major university

Specific Industries » Industry Safety

Safety and health hazards & controls in specific industries

College IIPP Manual [18924] ?

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Manual for a College

Painting Operations Safety Rules [18402] ?

General safety rules

Postal Employees Guide to Safety [pdf] [18419] ?

Safety rules for postal employees

Specific Industries » Office Safety

Checklists, office safety programs, training materials, home offices, etc.

Office Safety Checklist [pdf] [18882] ?

Sample office safety checklist and instructions

Specific Industries » Petrochemical Safety

Petrochemical industry-specific environmental safety and health materials

Petroleum Industry Recommended Practices [22058] ?

Over 20 different recommended safety practices for the petroleum industry

Specific Industries » Public Sector Safety

Safety materials for local and municipal governments

Local Government - Managing Your Risk [25285] ?

Addresses risk management, safety and insurance issues

Municipal Safety Program - Canada [18427] ?

For a safety program for employees of a municipality

Specific Industries » Shop Safety

Safety hazards and controls associated with shop work






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