Where Can You Find Templates About Health and Safety?


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The Department of Labor provides free templates for health and safety programs, as seen on the agency's website, which provides examples of written health and safety protocols for various industries and includes links to examples from approved state programs. Many consultants provide customizable and compliant templates for a fee.

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The Occupational Health and Safety Administration sets and enforces safe and healthy working conditions using regulations, training, outreach, education and assistance. Providing health and safety templates is an outreach tool, as indicated on OSHA.gov. Sample templates include protocols for bloodborne pathogen protection, fall protection, respiratory protection, tuberculosis, shipyard employment, logout/tagout, and powered industrial trucks. General health and safety programs and hazard communication templates are also provided. The templates do not supersede regulations set by OSHA, and the agency recommends that employers use the templates to customize programs specific to their workplaces after reviewing the federal and state requirements.

Consultants often provide templates on their websites. Affordable Safety Training, a small business consultant, provides a written sample protection program on its website. For a fee, the company also provides dozens of downloadable and customizable templates compliant with OSHA regulations. As of July 2015, the General Industry Safety and Health Plan costs $99.99, and the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Program costs $34.99, according to the Affordable Safety Training website.

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