OSHA and NIOSH update handbook for small businesses

Original article published by Safety+Health
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Washington — Self-inspection checklists for ergonomics, young workers, workplace violence and infection control have been added to the OSHA/NIOSH Small Business Safety and Health Handbook.

The revised handbook features checklists on a wide variety of topics, including electrical safety, emergency planning, fire safety, hazard communication, heat illness prevention, noise exposure and fall protection. It also details how to implement a safety and health program and the value of having a program in place.

Users can find contact information for OSHA’s regional offices and learn how to contact federal OSHA as well.

“Employers that make job safety and health a real part of their everyday operations will benefit in the long run,” the handbook states. “Investing in a safety and health program now will help you avoid possible losses in the future. A safe business is a sound business.”

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