Did you know that implementing a safety and health program can improve not only a business’ safety and health performance, but it can help save money and improve your competitiveness?
If you don’t have a safety and health program or if yours needs re-energizing, these worksheets can help you proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause an injury, illness or incident.
Safety & Health Program Worksheets.
OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week helps raise awareness of the need for safety programs in the workplace.
Management Leadership Worksheet
Building your case. This worksheet is the kick-off, so to speak, helping you form a team of “safety champions” who can help drive change in your business and to assess the reasons your business needs a safety and health program. Use the worksheet to identify the “why’s” then rank them to come up with the top three.
Writing your policy. Do you need a little help writing a policy that reflects your company’s values, commitment and approach to safety and health? Think about things such as, why safety and health is important to your business, protection for workers from retaliation for speaking up, and roles and responsibilities. You’ll find sample questions and language to help you draft your policy.
Worker Participation Worksheet
Inclusion in your policy. Don’t forget to involve your company’s most valuable asset in this process, that would be your employees. They are the ones who know the most about potential hazards associated with their jobs and may have some valuable input and recommend effective solutions. Make sure your workers feel valued and have some sense of ownership of the program.
Workers Rights. You want to make sure your workers know they are guaranteed certain rights when it comes to participation in workplace safety and health issues.
- The right to information that employers collect on hazards in the workplace.
- The right to attend any training required by an OSHA standard during normal working hours.
- The right to know about chemical hazards in the workplace.
- The right to file a complaint with OSHA or request an OSHA workplace inspection.
- The right to participate in an OSHA workplace inspection and ask questions of the OSHA inspector.
Hazard Identification Worksheet
Engaging Workers. Identifying hazards in your workplace is the first step toward preventing injuries and illnesses. Be sure to engage your workers; they are often the ones best positioned to identify unsafe conditions, close calls and near misses and actual incidents.
Hazard Information. Make sure you include all worksites, areas, and tasks at your facility, which might include things such as Safety Data Sheets, records of past injuries/illnesses/incidents, minutes from safety and health committee meetings, manufacturer’s literature, results spreadsheets and more.
Use these worksheets and activities to help you develop and implement your safety and health program.