Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

OSHA and NIOSH update handbook for small businesses

Original article published by Safety+Health
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Photo: OSHA

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.”


McCraren Compliance offers many opportunities in safety training to help circumvent accidents. Please take a moment to visit our calendar of classes to see what we can do to help your safety measures from training to consulting.

Updated Small Business Handbook

First published by  OSHA

Photo: OSHA

OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have collaborated to issue an updated workplace safety and health handbook for small businesses. The Small Business Safety and Health Handbook (link to handbook) highlights the benefits of implementing an effective safety and health program, provides self-inspection checklists for employers to identify workplace hazards, and reviews workplace safety and health resources for small businesses.

The self-inspection checklists are designed to help general industry employers identify workplace hazards and to ensure workplace safety for their employees. Employers can use the checklists in several ways; including printing the documents, filling them out by hand or entering information in the fillable PDF forms.

Please share this resource with small business stakeholders, as appropriate.


McCraren Compliance offers many opportunities in safety training to help circumvent accidents. Please take a moment to visit our calendar of classes to see what we can do to help your safety measures from training to consulting.