OSHA requires every business with one or more employees to have a written safety manual (also known as IIPP or Injury, Illness and Prevention Program) in place.
Your safety manual must cover all aspects of OSHA standards and fines result if they are incomplete or outdated.
What is a safety manual?
A safety manual is a collection of information, instructions, policies, and procedures intended to ensure the safe operation of a device and safe conduct in the workplace.
How do you make an OSHA safety manual?
How to Write an OSHA Work Place Safety Manual
- Determine the type of job or industry your workplace is identified with.
- Create a list of all machinery, equipment and work tasks required in your company.
- Go to the OSHA web site and review it carefully.
- Use a simple heading description with the CFR number such as Personal Protective Equipment – 1926.28 ACTUAL COPY.
What is an OSHA manual?
The OSHA Technical Manual (OTM) provides technical information about workplace hazards and controls to OSHA’s Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs). This information supports OSHA’s enforcement and outreach activities to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women.
What is an OSHA safety plan?
An OSHA Safety Plan is a written plan that describes the potential hazards in the workplace, and the company policies, controls and work practices used to minimize those hazards. However, you may have specific workplace conditions or chemicals present that do require an OSHA Safety Plan.