Examples of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance checklist can be found on the Grainger website. A more comprehensive list of OSHA requirements and standards can be viewed and downloaded from the OSHA website. It should be noted that the OSHA standards and requirements vary according to the Standard Industry Classification, or SIC, and the number of employees in a business establishment.
OSHA is a federal agency in the United States that is tasked with regulating the safety and health in the workplace. Established by the Congress under the Occupational Hazard and Safety Act, the OSH was signed into law in 1970 by President Richard Nixon and the OSHA was officially formed in April 1971.
As of 2015, the OSHA issues workplace safety and health regulations to construction, general industry, maritime and agricultural industries. Under the OSHA law, both employers and employees have rights and responsibilities. Employers, however, are responsible for ensuring a safe workplace for their employees.
The OSHA website offers a list of checklist that can immediately be used as reference by both employers and employees for self-inspection. The website also has downloadable booklets on various OSHA standards, fact sheets, sample programs and tips for employers for creating their own emergency plan procedures for the workplace.