OSHA Compliance Assistance Tools


So if you have no clue, or need a guide on what OSHA actually wants, they have these nifty tools that can help.  These cover General Industry, Construction, and Healthcare.  Being OSHA compliant is not the ‘end all’ (remember, OSHA is the minimum you should do), but it is a good place to start.

You know what to do:

General Industry




Free Nursing Home Safety Training Materials from OSHA

Presentations on resident lifting, blood borne pathogens, and other useful items:

Click links below for documents:

Benefits of Implementing a Safe Resident Handling Program in Nursing Homes

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Incidents Fact Sheet

Bloodborne Pathogens – Model Plans and Programs

Bloodborne Pathogens Fact Sheet

Hepatitis B Vaccination Fact Sheet

Implementing a Safe Resident Handling Program in Nursing Homes

Personal Protective Equipment Reduces Exposures Fact Sheet

Safe Patient Handling – Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Nursing Homes

Slips Trips and Falls for Healthcare Workers – NIOSH

Successful Approaches to Reducing Occupational Musculoskeletal Disporders in Healthcare Industry

Free Safety Manuals from Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation

A wide range of subjects – including construction, excavation, healthcare, machine shops, plastics, metal stamping, etc.  Programs are detailed and include all aspects to create a good program.  I may break these down later to individual subjects, but posting now for reference.

Click links below for documents:

Construction Safety Manual

Safety Manual for Excavation

Safety Manual for Extended Care Facilities

Safety Manual for Machine Shops

Safety Manual for Masonry Work

Safety Manual for Metal Stamping and Sheet Metal

Safety Manual for Plastics Work

Free Nursing Home Presentations from OSHA – Safe Resident Lifting

OSHA has two interesting presentations – The first is on WHY you need to have a safe resident handling program, and the second is implementing a safe resident handling program.  For you consultant’s out there, the first can be used to sell the idea.  Obviously most of us already realize it is important.

Click links below for presentations:

Benefits of Implementing a Safe Resident Handling Program

Implementing A Safe Resident Handling Program