All OSHA - Required Written Safety Programs

All OSHA - Required Written Safety Programs

Jill James

Jill James

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Standard

Section

Required

Description

Emergency Action Plans – 1910.38

38(b)

Yes, if more than 10 employees

Written and oral emergency action plans. An emergency action plan must be in writing, kept in the workplace, and available to employees for review. However, an employer with 10 or fewer employees may communicate the plan orally to employees.

Fire Prevention – 1910.39

39(b)

When Required and more than 10 employees

Written and oral fire prevention plans. A fire prevention plan must be in writing, be kept in the workplace, and be made available to employees for review. However, an employer with 10 or fewer employees may communicate the plan orally to employees.

Powered Platforms – 1910.66

66(e)(9)

Yes

Emergency planning. A written emergency action plan shall be developed and implemented for each kind of working platform operation. This plan shall explain the emergency procedures which are to be followed in the event of a power failure, equipment failure or other emergencies which may be encountered. The plan shall also explain that employees inform themselves about the building emergency escape routes, procedures and alarm systems before operating a platform. Upon initial assignment and whenever the plan is changed the employer shall review with each employee those parts of the plan which the employee must know to protect himself or herself in the event of an emergency.

Occupational Noise Exposure – 1910.95

95(c)(1)

Yes, if TWA equal to 85 decibels or above

The employer shall administer a continuing, effective hearing conservation program, as described in paragraphs (c) through (o) of this section, whenever employee noise exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour ti me-weighted average sound level (TWA) of 85 decibels measured on the A scale (slow response) or, equivalently, a dose of fifty percent. For purposes of the hearing conservation program, employee noise exposures shall be computed in accordance with appendix A and Table G-16a, and without regard to any attenuation provided by the use of personal protective equipment.

Process Safety Management – 1910.119

119(d)

Yes

In accordance with the schedule set forth in paragraph (e)(1) of this section, the employer shall complete a compilation of written process safety information before conducting any process hazard analysis required by the standard.

119(e)(5)

Yes

The employer shall establish a system to promptly address the team's findings and recommendations; assure that the recommendations are resolved in a timely manner and that the resolution is documented; document what actions are to be taken; complete actions as soon as possible; develop a written schedule of when these actions are to be completed; communicate the actions to operating, maintenance and other employees whose work assignments are in the process and who may be affected by the recommendations or actions.

119(f)

Yes

The employer shall develop and implement written operating procedures that provide clear instructions for safely conducting activities involved in each covered process consistent with the process safety information and shall address at least the following elements.

119(j)(2)

Yes

The employer shall establish and implement written procedures to maintain the on-going integrity of process equipment.

119(l)(1)

Yes

The employer shall establish and implement written procedures to manage changes (except for "replacements in kind") to process chemicals, technology, equipment, and procedures; and, changes to facilities that affect a covered process.

119(m)(4)

Yes

A report shall be prepared at the conclusion of the investigation which includes at a minimum:

119 (o)(3)

Yes

A report of the findings of the audit shall be developed.

Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response – 1910.120

120(b)(1)(i)

Yes

Employers shall develop and implement a written safety and health program for their employees involved in hazardous waste operations. The program shall be designed to identify, evaluate, and control safety and health hazards, and provide for emergency response for hazardous waste operations.

120(l)(1)(i)

Yes

An emergency response plan shall be developed and implemented by all employers within the scope of paragraphs (a)(1)(i) through (ii) of this section to handle anticipated emergencies prior to the commencement of hazardous waste operations. The plan shall be in writing and available for inspection and copying by employees, their representatives, OSHA personnel and other governmental agencies with relevant responsibilities.

120(p)(1)

Yes

Safety and health program. The employer shall develop and implement a written safety and health program for employees involved in hazardous waste operations that shall be available for inspection by employees, their representatives and OSHA personnel. The program shall be designed to identify, evaluate and control safety and health hazards in their facilities for the purpose of employee protection, to provide for emergency response meeting the requirements of paragraph (p)(8) of this section and to address as appropriate site analysis, engineering controls, maximum exposure limits, hazardous waste handling procedures and uses of new technologies.

120(q)(1)

Yes

Emergency response plan. An emergency response plan shall be developed and implemented to handle anticipated emergencies prior to the commencement of emergency response operations. The plan shall be in writing and available for inspection and copying by employees, their representatives and OSHA personnel. Employers who will evacuate their employees from the danger area when an emergency occurs, and who do not permit any of their employees to assist in handling the emergency, are exempt from the requirements of this paragraph if they provide an emergency action plan in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.38.

Personal Protective Equipment – 1910.132

132(d)(2)

Yes

The employer shall verify that the required workplace hazard assessment has been performed through a written certification that identifies the workplace evaluated; the person certifying that the evaluation has been performed; the date(s) of the hazard assessment; and, which identifies the document as a certification of hazard assessment.

Respiratory Protection – 1910.134

134(c)

Yes

…requires the employer to develop and implement a written respiratory protection program with required worksite-specific procedures and elements for required respirator use.

Permit-Required Confined Spaces – 1910.146

146(c)(4)

Yes

If the employer decides that its employees will enter permit spaces, the employer shall develop and implement a written permit space program that complies with this section. The written program shall be available for inspection by employees and their authorized representatives.

146(c)(5)(ii)(H)

Yes

The employer shall verify that the space is safe for entry and that the pre-entry measures required by paragraph (c)(5)(ii) of this section have been taken, through a written certification that contains the date, the location of the space, and the signature of the person providing the certification. The certification shall be made before entry and shall be made available to each employee entering the space or to that employee's authorized representative.

The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) – 1910.147

147(c)(4)

Yes

Procedures shall be developed, documented and utilized for the control of potentially hazardous energy when employees are engaged in the activities covered by this section.

Welding, Cutting, and Brazing – 1910.252

252(a)(2)(iv)

Recommend

Authorization. Before cutting or welding is permitted, the area shall be inspected by the individual responsible for authorizing cutting and welding operations. He shall designate precautions to be followed in granting authorization to proceed preferably in the form of a written permit.

Yes via reference NFPA 51B

Basic precautions. For elaboration of these basic precautions and of the special precautions of paragraph (d)(2) of this section as well as a delineation of the fire protection and prevention responsibilities of welders and cutters, their supervisors (including outside contractors) and those in management on whose property cutting and welding is to be performed, see, Standard for Fire Prevention in Use of Cutting and Welding Processes, NFPA Standard 51B,1962, which is incorporated by reference as specified in Sec. 1910.6. The basic precautions for fire prevention in welding or cutting work are:

NFPA 51B
5.4.1

Before hot work operations begin in a non-designated location, a written Hot Work Permit by the PAI shall be required.

Electrical Safety – 1910.304

304(b)(3)(ii)(C)(1)

Yes

A written description of the program, including the specific procedures adopted by the employer, shall be available at the jobsite for inspection and copying by the Assistant Secretary of Labor and any affected employee;

Electrical Safety – 1910.333

333(b)(2)(i)

Yes

"Procedures." The employer shall maintain a written copy of the procedures outlined in paragraph (b)(2) and shall make it available for inspection by employees and by the Assistant Secretary of Labor and his or her authorized representatives.

Commercial Diving – 1910.420

420(a)

Yes

The employer shall develop and maintain a safe practices manual which shall be made available at the dive location to each dive team member.

Asbestos Safety – 1910.1001

1001(f)(2)(i)

Yes

Where the TWA and/or excursion limit is exceeded, the employer shall establish and implement a written program to reduce employee exposure to or below the TWA and to or below the excursion limit by means of engineering and work practice controls as required by paragraph (f)(1) of this section, and by the use of respiratory protection where required or permitted under this section.

Lead Safety – 1910.1025

1025(e)(3)(i)

Yes

Each employer shall establish and implement a written compliance program to reduce exposures to or below the permissible exposure limit, and interim levels if applicable, solely by means of engineering and work practice controls in accordance with the implementation schedule in paragraph (e)(1).

Bloodborne Pathogens – 1910.1030

1030(c)(1)(i)

Yes

Each employer having an employee(s) with occupational exposure as defined by paragraph (b) of this section shall establish a written Exposure Control Plan designed to eliminate or minimize employee exposure.

Respirable Crystalline Silica– 1910.1053

1053(f)(2)

Yes

The employer shall establish and implement a written exposure control plan that contains at least the following elements:

Hazard Communication – 1910.1200

1200(e)

Yes

Employers shall develop, implement, and maintain at each workplace, a written hazard communication program…

Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories – 1910.1450

1450(e)(1)

Yes

Where hazardous chemicals as defined by this standard are used in the workplace, the employer shall develop and carry out the provisions of a written Chemical Hygiene Plan which is:

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