Safety-Related Documents

Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry
This instructional guide establishes OSHA's general enforcement and guidance policy for its standards addressing personal protective equipment. It instructs OSHA enforcement personnel on both the agency's interpretations of those standards and the procedures for enforcing them.

Targeting the Deadly Dozen
Courtesy of IMPACT, the Ironworkers National Training Fund has developed a comprehensive training module that utilizes job site footage, student manuals, and instructor PowerPoint photographs to illustrate common hazards, proper installation and work techniques. In many cases, incident reports have revealed the lack of instruction on specific hazards as a contributing factor.

OSHA Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool
This OSHA "expert system" helps create a simplistic Emergency Action Plan (EAP) in about 10-15 minutes given basic input from the user. There are also useful links to background information to help the user understand the requirements and develop an EAP that meets their specific needs.

OSHA Hazard Communication Reference Page
Various resources and information regarding the Hazard Communication Standard has been organized for convenient access; this page contains links on a variety of HCS topics, including relevant Interpretations, FAQs and the like.

Crisis Management
A presentation by Frank Kollman from NASCC 2012, discussing crisis management, emergency action plans, how to respond, who to call, and more. This link will require Flash Player. Handout can be downloaded.

(This page previously had a link to the State of Michigan document EMD-PUB-062, "Site Emergency Planning Workbook." That document was relatively old and has been discontinued by the State of Michigan. Please also note that the document, while useful, was aimed at very large facilities and therefore contained much information that is not relevant to structural fabrication shops. Nevertheless, if you wish to receive an archived PDF copy contact [email protected])