OSHA Updates Recommended Workplace Safety and Health Practices For First Time Since 1989

It’s been more than a quarter of a century since the federal government updated its recommended practices for workplace health and safety.

To reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday released an updated set of recommendations. The agency said they  feature a new, easier-to-use format and should be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized businesses.

Also new is a section on multi-employer workplaces and a greater emphasis on continuous improvement. Supporting tools and resources are included.

Key principles include: leadership from the top to send a message that safety and health is critical to the business operations; worker participation in finding solutions; and a systematic approach to find and fix hazards

The press release announcing the new recommendations is here.

Click here to read the new recommendations.

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