Back in October, 2016, OSHA created a final version of their new guideline for safety and health management programs, titled Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs. Around the same time, they published a helpful website full of additional materials related to best practices for safety and health programs.
We write about safety and health management from time to time. Before OSHA had finalized the new guideline, we published an article titled What Is a Safety and Health Program? And we’re also currently in the middle of an extended, multi-article series looking at safety and health management programs, which began with a comparison of different safety and health management standards and guidelines and then focused in on ANSI Z.10. And so it only seemed natural that we’d give you an overview of OSHA’s new safety and health management guideline.
We’d love to hear your opinions of and experiences with the new guideline in particular or with safety and health management in general. There’s a comments section at the bottom of this article–don’t be shy about using it.
Please note: this article is about OSHA’s safety management guideline for non-construction industry employers. See the following link for their Construction Safety Management Guidelines.