Workplace Safety Is No Accident
An Employer's Online Toolkit to Protect
Employees and Volunteers


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Table of Contents

Workplace Safety Quiz

Workplace Safety Tutorial

The Foundation

What Is Workplace Safety?


Workplace Safety Committee

Workplace Safety Job Descriptions (coordinator)

Workplace Safety Policy Statement

Concepts and Applications

Why Accidents Happen


Other Factors contributing to unsafe conditions (HR, Op procedures, storage)
  • Human Resources and Policies
  • Operational Procedures—The nature of workplace activities
  • Storage of Supplies and Merchandise

Framework for Safety Culture
  • Language/customs/rituals
  • Being a part of the team: group norms
  • Values and beliefs
  • Rules of the game
  • Climate
  • The ways things are done: patterns of problem solving
  • Framework for Safety Culture Checklist

Characteristics of a Safety Culture
Recognizing Barriers to Setting Up Safety Programs
Accident Reporting Policy and Procedure
Accident Analysis

Loss/Accident Analysis
  • Accident Log

Accident/Incident/Near Miss Investigation
Building an Effective Workplace-safety Program

Setting Up an Effective Safety Program


Four Elements of a Workplace Safety Program
  • Management leadership and employee involvement
  • Workplace Analysis
  • Hazard Prevention and Control
  • Safety and health education
  • Resources

Four Elements of a Workplace Safety Manual
  • Management leadership and employee involvement
  • Workplace Analysis
  • Hazard Prevention and Control
  • Safety and health education
  • Resources

Compiling a Safety Manual

Designing Workplace Safety Training
Keeping the Plan and Training Up-to-date
Using Technology to Keep the Plan Viable
OSHA
Facilities

Building Ownership


Crime Prevention: Prevent Crime Through Design (CPTED)

Landscape and Exterior Lighting
Elevators, Escalators and Stairways
Safety Devices
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Maintenance Issues
Floor Maintenance and Repair

Roof Maintenance and Repair
Water Leakage and Mold
Storage, Care and Repair of Tools
Ladders
Emergency Preparedness
Office

ADA Compliance and Safety Issues

  • Accessibility
  • Architectural Standards
  • Resources
  • Checklist

Design and Layout

Safety and Electricity
Ergonomics
Keeping a Clean and Safe Office Space
Use of Kitchen Equipment
Office Activities
Office Administration Security
Handling Mail and Incoming Packages/Deliveries
Mail Protocol
Targeted Program

Bloodborne Pathogens


Protect Staff From Bloodborne Pathogens
Needlesticks and Sharps Injuries
  • Write an Exposure Plan
  • Prevention to Exposure
  • Resources

Community Service
Food Preparation
Construction & Building Repair
Elderly as Staff
  • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Risks Associated with Transportation and Driving
  • Driving-Related Concerns
  • Risks Associated with Location
  • Risks Associated with Service to the Community
  • Risks Associated with Judging the Applicant by Age
  • Senior Driver Checklist

Youth as Staff
Swimming and Water Safety
  • Water Safety Tips

Transportation
  • Screen Drivers
  • Establish Driving Policies
  • Maximizing Vehicle Safety
  • Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance
  • Special Consideration: 15-Passenger Vans
  • Transporting Children, Seniors, or Disabled Service Recipients
  • Young Drivers
  • Older Drivers
  • Special Consideration: Cell Phone Use and Distracted Driving

Special Topics

Workplace Stress


Workplace Violence
Preventing Assaults
Preventing Bullying
Preventing Harassment/Hostile Environment
Return-to-Work Agreements
  • If the employee cannot return to full job duties
  • If the employee must remain out of work
  • Light Duty/Modified Duty
  • Accommodation
  • Considerations
  • Drug Free Workplace
  • Developing a RTWA requires
  • Resources

Identify Theft
  • Recommendations
  • Resources

Protecting Business Credit Cards
  • New User Instructions
  • Company Card Procedures

Reporting Credit Card Fraud or Identity Theft
  • Recommendations
  • Three National Credit-Reporting Organizations
  • Social Security Fraud Line
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Federal Trade Commission

Drug Free Workplace
INDEX
Listings by Formats

Best Practices
Workers’ Compensation

Checklists
ADA Compliance and Safety Issues
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Bloodborne Pathogens
Bloodborne Pathogens Disposal Container
Bloodborne Pathogens PPE Guidelines
Building Ownership
Characteristics of a Safety Culture
Characteristics of Needle Device Safety Features
Community Service
Construction and Building Repair Orientation Safety
Crime Prevention
Designing Workplace-safety Training
Drywall Sanding Dust
Effective Design of Office Space
Electrical Safety
Electronic Office Equipment
Electrocution Prevention
Elevators, Escalators and Stairways
Emergency Preparedness
Employers of Young Workers
Fall From Elevations Prevention
Floor Maintenance and Repair
Framework for Safety Culture
Handling Mail and Incoming Packages/Deliveries
Heavy Equipment
Keeping a Clean and Safe Office Space
Keeping the Plan and the Training Up to Date
Kitchen Equipment
Ladders
Landscape and Exterior Lighting
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Machine/Tool Safety
Maintenance Issues
Motor Vehicle
Office Activities
Office Administration Security
Organization Safety Culture
Personal Protective Equipment Safety—OSHA Regulation
Preventing Bomb Threat
Preventing Harassment/Hostile Environment
Preventing Injuries and Homicides from Robberies and Crimes in Retail Establishments
Preventing Workplace Violence
Roof Maintenance and Repair
Safe Behaviors
Safe Lifting and Stretching
Safe Workstation
Safety & Health Program Checkup
Safety and Electricity
Safety Devices
Security Issues
Senior Driver
Setting up an Effective Safety Program
State OSHA Organizations
Storage and Care of Repair and Maintenance Tools
Struck by Falling Objects
Using Technology to Keep the Plan Visible
Water Leakage and Mold
Workplace Stress

Workplace Stress Signs

Fact Sheets
Accident Analysis
Accident/Incident/Near Miss Investigation
Accident Investigation Procedures
Accident Reporting Policy and Procedures
ADA Compliance and Safety Issues
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
Bloodborne Pathogens
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control (Sample Outline)
Bloodborne Pathogens Universal Precautions
Building Ownership
Characteristics of a Safety Culture
Classification of Fires and Selection of Extinguishers
Community Service
Construction and Building Repair Orientation, Training and Supervision
Crime Prevention
Designing Workplace-safety Training
Drug-Free Workplace
Drywall Sanding Dust
Early Warnings of Job Stress
Effective Design of Office Space
Elderly as Staff
Electrocution
Electronic Office Equipment
Elements of a Workplace-safety Manual
Elevators, Escalators and Stairways
Emergency Preparedness
Ergonomics
Fall From Elevations Prevention
Falls From Elevators
Floor Maintenance and Repair
Food Preparation
Four Elements of a Workplace-safety Program
Framework for Safety Culture
Handling Mail and Incoming Packages and Deliveries
How to Change the Organization to Prevent Job Stress
Identity Theft
Inclement Weather
Injuries and Accidents
Investigating Harassment/Hostile Environment Complaints
Job Stress and Health: What the Research Tells Us
Keeping a Clean and Safe Office Space
Keeping the Plan and the Training Up to Date
Ladders
Landscape and Exterior Lighting
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Lifting
Loss/Accident Analysis
Machine/Tool Safety
Mail Protocol
Maintenance Issues
Managing the Risk of Foodborne Illness
Needlesticks and Sharps Injuries
Office Activities
Office Administration Security
OSHA
Other Factors That Contribute to Unsafe Conditions
Personal Protective Equipment
Preventing Assault
Preventing Bullying
Preventing Harassment/Hostile Environment
Programs Featuring Transportation
Protect Staff From Bloodborne Pathogen Contamination
Protecting Business Credit Cards
Recognizing Some Barriers to Implementing Workplace-safety Programs
Reporting Credit Card Fraud of Identity Theft
Return to Work Agreements
Return to Work Agreements Definition
Roof Maintenance and Repair
Safety and Electricity
Safety Devices
Safety in the Use of Kitchen Equipment
Setting up a Safety Program
Setting up an Ergonomically Sound Office Space
Storage and Care of Repair and Maintenance Tools
Stress Prevention and Job Performance
Struck by Falling Objects
Swimming and Water Safety
Using Technology to Keep the Plan Visible
Water Dehydration
Water Leakage and Mold
What Is Workplace Safety?
Why Do Accidents Happen?
Workplace Safety Committee
Workplace Safety Job Descriptions
Workplace Safety Policy Statement
Workplace Stress
Workplace Violence
Youth as Staff

Forms
Accident Evaluation Form—Sample
Accident Investigation Form—Sample 1
Accident Investigation Form—Sample 2
Accident Investigation Form—Sample 3
Assault Incident Reporting Form—Sample
Code of Conduct (Bullying)—Sample
Incident or Accident Investigation Form—Sample
Reporting Near Miss Form—Sample
Safety Violations Reporting Form—Sample
Self-Inspection Checklists—Sample
Severe Accident Investigation Form—Sample
Threatening Call Form—Sample
Why Do Accidents Happen? Form
Workplace Safety Coordinator Job Description—Sample

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Drug-Free Workplace

Policies
Accident Reporting Policy—Sample
Components of a “No Harassment” Policy
Drug-Free Workplace Policy—Sample
Fire Safety Inspections Policy—Sample
Workplace Safety Policy Statement—Sample

Sample Manual Language
Accident Reporting, Investigation and Analysis
Workplace Safety Rules Manual Language

Tip Sheets
Heading Out
Lifting and Carrying for Employees and Volunteers
Parking
Pre-Trip Inspection
Preventing Bullying (Success-Oriented Rules to Live By)
Public Transportation
Recommendations for Staff Using Elevators
Stay Safe
When Trouble Materializes
When You Are Fearful


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