Starting from the assumption that you’ve already bookmarked the websites for federal OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), here are some sites you may be less familiar with that you may find very useful.
- U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). Established as an independent federal agency, the CSB conducts root-cause investigations of chemical accidents at fixed industrial facilities. The agency does not issue fines or citations but does make recommendations, issue hazard bulletins, and create training materials. Check out their video library for great resources.
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- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). On its driving safety page, the NHTSA provides information employers can use to address operator safety issues, including drowsy, drugged, and distracted driving, motorcycles, and older drivers. On its vehicle safety page, the NHTSA provides information on keeping cars safe, including recall and defect notices. It’s a great place to find information on this leading cause of injuries and illnesses.
- Canada’s Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) provides an OSH Answers page with free safety information on many relevant topics, prepared in response to inquiries from Canadian employers and workers.
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- Great Britain’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a governmental source for workplace health and safety information. It’s an informative resource for health and safety materials in multiple languages. HSE’s Campaigns page assembles in-depth safety information on specific topics, like dermatitis among hairdressers, and HSE’s free leaflets may cover some topics you’ll have trouble finding elsewhere, like ceramics, working near water, and airport hazards.
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