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What are some good OSHA safety plan templates?

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OSHA offers templates that address general safety guidelines for a company, and specific practices within a business, on its website. Because different work environments carry different inherent risks, a safety plan should be tailored to your specific workplace; the requirements for your workplace can vary based on the environment you are in, and your unique risk factors.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created as a means of establishing minimum safety standards for workers. The administration requires businesses to provide relevant training, risk awareness, and assistance to employees, in order to reduce on-the-job injuries and fatalities. OSHA requirements can address general safety requirements, as well as providing standards for hazard labeling, responsible training and maintenance of powered industrial trucks, and safety practices for handling potential bloodborne pathogens. The administration also requires employers to track, and report, all workplace incidents. All employers must track their annual number of incidents, and include the incident type, details, and the severity of any resulting injuries (including deaths). This information must be shared with employees, as part of OSHA's goal of promoting operational safety awareness. OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor and reports to the Secretary of Labor, a member of the President's cabinet.

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