Occupational Health and Safety

How the workplace is prepared and organized for and responds to workplace hazards and injuries is assessed by these questions.

Click on a question to find resources that help to support each activity.

During the past 12 months, did your worksite:

107. Include improving or maintaining job health and safety in the business objectives or organizational mission statement?

National Safety Council, the Business Case for Investment in Safety - A Guide for Executives

National Safety Council - Safety Management System Module 2: Management Commitment and Employee Involvement - See p.2-9

OSHA Safety and Health Management Systems eTool: Management Leadership

108. Have a written injury and/or illness prevention program?

National Safety Council, The Business Case for Investment in Safety - A Guide for Executives

OSHA Factsheet: Voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

US Department of Labor - Safety and Health Management eTool: Sample Safety and Health Program

109. Employ or contract for an occupational health and safety professional?

OSHA: Occupational Health Professionals

110. Encourage reporting of injuries and near misses?

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.: Watch out for barriers to reporting work-related injuries

National Safety Council, Fact Sheet on Near-Miss Reporting

111. Provide opportunities for employee input on hazards and solutions?

OSHA Safety and Health Management Systems eTool: Employee Involvement

OSHA Safety and Health Management Systems eTool: Worksite Analysis

112. Have a program to investigate the causes of injuries or illnesses?

OSHA Safety and Health Management Systems eTool: Incident Investigation

113. Provide informational materials about health and safety at work to employees in most departments?

OSHA, Resource for the Development and Delivery of Training to Workers

NC Dept. of Labor, Publications (for workers)

114. Provide all new workers formal, comprehensive training on how to avoid accidents or injury on the job?

OSHA Factsheet: Voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

OSHA Safety and Health Management Systems eTool: Safety and Health Training

115. Coordinate programs for occupational health and safety with program for health promotion and wellness?

NIOSH Total Worker Health

Have the following policies or benefits for employees been in place?

116A. Paid time off (PTO) for days or hours due to illness of employees or dependents (full-time, non-exempt employees).

About Money: Sample Paid Time Off Policy

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Commission to Build A Healthier America. Work Matters for Health, Issue Brief 4. Work and Health. Dec 2008 - See p. 7, 11, 14.

116B. Paid vacation time or personal days or hours to full-time, non-exempt employees).

About Money: Sample Paid Time Off Policy

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Commission to Build A Healthier America. Work Matters for Health, Issue Brief 4. Work and Health. Dec 2008 - See p. 7, 11, 14.