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Materials designed to assist with compliance to US federal and to state OSHA regulations. Publications, databases, statistics, fact sheets, manuals, regulations, interpretations, booklets, etc. Directives and technical manuals for OSHA compliance officers. Complaint procedures, inspections, employer rights. Review Commission resources. Software/calculators. News releases. Full text access to all state OSHA laws and agencies with state approved plans.

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Very large number of technical references related to OSHA requirements in agricultural operations and grain handling.


OSHA references on bloodborne pathogens, needle sticks, tuberculosis, etc.


Numerous resources on OSHA safety requirements for chemicals such as air contaminants, ammonia, asbestos, lead, silica, solvents, etc. Pressure vessel safety materials.

Confined Spaces

Directives, standards and materials related to confined spaces.


Full text of OSHA's resource manual for safety in construction and a job site safety handbook. Other construction safety reference materials include fire safety, excavations, scaffolds, trenching, underground construction, etc.


OSHA reference materials on crane and hoist safety - derricks, etc.


OSHA technical resources to assist with control of electrical hazards. Directives and guidance to OSHA inspectors on lockout/tagout inspections.


Employee rights and employer responsibilities as required by OSHA. US Department of Labor guidelines on the safe employment of teenagers. Imminent danger requirements.


Directives for ergonomic inspection instruction to OSHA inspectors. OSHA technical resources to assist with control of ergonomics hazards.

Fall Prevention

Fall safety resources include fall protection systems criteria and practice, scaffolding, stairways and ladders, walking and working surfaces, etc.

Fire Safety

Very large number of technical resources related to OSHA requirements and spray operations, compressed gas, pressure vessels, welding, cutting and brazing. OSHA fire safety standards.

First Aid

Large number of technical resources related to OSHA medical and first aid requirements.


OSHA consultation resources. Voluntary Protection Programs. Emergency hotline. Definition of 'competent person.'

Hazard Communications

OSHA technical resources for compliance with hazard communication standards. MSDS form that meets the requirements of OSHA's Hazard Communication standard.


Inspection Procedures for Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Interpretations to the standard.

Heat Stress

OSHA technical resources for heat stress information.


Examples of industries: nursing homes, healthcare facilities, meat packing, maritime, textiles, logging.


Explanation and lists of those companies being targeted for OSHA inspections & the list of targeted companies. OSHA's Site Specific Targeting plan for inspections. OSHA policies and procedures for handling worker complaints. Retrieve all inspection and violation information for a particular company or SIC code. OSHA's inspection policies and procedures concerning worksites in an employee's home. Guidance on what employers can expect from an OSHA inspection.


Full text of OSHA's manual on the concepts and techniques of machine safeguarding. Technical resources to comply with OSHA machine guarding standards. OSHA's machine guarding checklist assists in compliance with safeguarding standards. Technical resources for compliance with OSHA robotics standards.


Full text of OSHA Technical Manual, Field Inspection Reference Manual, OSHA Directives.


Information on Legionnaires Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, occupational asthma, reproductive hazards, pulmonary function tests, latex allergies, tuberculosis, medical screening surveillance, etc.


OSHA technical resources for compliance with noise standards.

OSHA Updates

OSHA Federal Register Notices, news releases, what's new pages.


Large number of technical resources for compliance with personal protective equipment.

Process Safety

Technical resources for compliance with OSHA's process safety management standards.


Online access to a wide variety of OSHA publications.


Technical resources related to ionizing radiation hazards, radiofrequency radiation and lasers.


Technical resources for compliance with OSHA recordkeeping requirements. Summary of the OSHA proposal for changes in the recordkeeping requirements.


Full text of all Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards, interpretations, compliance letters and related documents. Rules of Procedure for Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.


Guidance materials for assisting with compliance to new respirator standard.

Safety Programs

OSHA technical resources to assist with instituting safety and health programs. Basic elements for a safety & health program - voluntary guidelines. OSHA technical resources related to motor vehicle safety.


OSHA technical reference materials for industrial hygienists regarding sampling and analytical methods.


Free software includes guidance on asbestos, fire safety, hazard awareness, lead in construction, cadmium, the impact of injuries on profitability, etc.

State OSHA

Access to each OSHA approved plan state agency and to the full text of their state laws.


OSHA statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Lists all sections of the OSHA code for General Industry and Construction that require training programs. OSHA training courses. ull text of OSHA's Small Business Outreach Training Program including overheads & handouts. OSHA training resources.


Technical resources on ventilation, indoor air quality, diesel exhaust, etc.


OSHA policies and procedures for handling worker complaints. Retrieve all inspection and violation information for a particular company or SIC code. Adjudication of workplace safety and health disputes between the Department of Labor and employers. OSHA inspection practices and policies. The relationship between violations and OSHA penalties. Variance. OSHA Review Commission Decisions.


Technical resources to comply with OSHA standards on workplace violence.


Information from federal and state OSHA regarding VPP: Voluntary Protection Programs, Star programs, safety program recognition

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