Why Other Required Written Programs?

Although there is not a regulatory requirement for businesses, corporations, or companies to have written OSH programs, many of the OSHA regulations have requirements for written programs that coincide with the regulations. This may become a bothersome requirement to many within the workplace, but the failure to have these programs in place and in writing is a violation of the regulations and will result in a citation for the company. At times, it is difficult to determine which regulations require a written program, but in most cases, the requirements are well known. Some of the other OSHA regulations that require written programs are as follows:

  • • Blood-borne pathogens/exposure control plan
  • • Confined space entry program
  • • Crane and derrick safety compliance program
  • • Drug-free workplace compliance program
  • • Emergency action compliance program
  • • Fall protection compliance program
  • • Electrical safety compliance program
  • • Fire prevention compliance program
  • • Hazard communications program
  • • Hazardous waste compliance program
  • • Hearing conservation compliance program
  • • Injury and illness prevention compliance program
  • • Laboratory safety compliance program
  • • Lead safety compliance program
  • • Lockout/tagout/energy control program
  • • Machine safeguarding compliance program
  • • Medical surveillance compliance program
  • • Motor vehicle occupant compliance program
  • • Personal protective compliance program
  • • Process safety compliance program
  • • Respiratory protection compliance program
  • • Safety and health compliance program

The specific requirements for the content of written programs vary with the regulation.

 
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