Occupational Health and Safety

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

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In the past 12 months, did your worksite...

124. Have and promote a written policy on injury prevention and occupational health and safety?

Journey to Safety Excellence; The Business Case for Investment in Safety. A Guide for Executives

Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs

125. Provide opportunities for employee input on hazards and solutions, and implement these solutions when appropriate?

Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs; Additional Resources/Core Elements/Worker Participation

126. Encourage employees to report uncomfortable, unsafe, or hazardous working conditions to a supervisor, occupational health and safety professional or another reporting channel?

OSHA Memo: Employer Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices

Speaking up

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Employers Should Ensure that Workers Promptly Report Work-Related Injuries

Sample reporting policy

127. Carefully investigate the primary cause of any reported work-related illnesses or injuries and take specific actions to prevent similar incidents in the future?

OSHA Safety and Health Management Systems eTool: Incident Investigation

OSHA Accident Investigation

128. Provide educational materials about health and safety at work?

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

NC Dept. of Labor, Publications (for workers)

OSH Materials Available for Download

National Safety Council (training for Safety staff and workers)

129. Provide and promote interactive educational programming on how to avoid incidents or injury on the job?

OSHA Training and Reference Materials Library

OSHA interactive training webtool on identifying workplace hazards

Interactive Safety Training Better for Hazardous Jobs: Study

130. Have a process in place for measuring and, if necessary, improving worksite air quality?

OSHA Indoor Air Quality

131. Make adjustments or provide resources where necessary to reduce the risk of eye injury or vision impairment?

OSHA Eye and Face Protection

132. Proactively support employees returning to work after illness or injury?

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) How to Create a Light Duty/Return-to-Work Program