Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features OSHA’s release of a new set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs to help employers improve safety and health in their workplaces.
The new recommendations update OSHA’s 1989 version to better reflect the reality of today’s workplaces, and are built around a core set of business processes that can be implemented to suit workplaces in any industry. Recommendations include seven core elements for a safety and health program: management leadership; worker participation; hazard identification and assessment; hazard prevention and control; education and training; program evaluation and improvement; and communication and coordination for host employers, contractors and staffing agencies. The new version also includes a new, easier-to-use format and should be particularly helpful to small and medium sized businesses.
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