General disclaimer – The materials provided are offered as a base from which to work and should not be expected to encompass every possible aspect of your worksite. They are intended as a general guide and labor saving product that will provide additional knowledge and perspective of how that particular program can be structured and implemented. Regulations and best practices should be expected to evolve. Necessary modifications are the responsibility of the user.

All program sections include the sample program source documents which have as a minimum scope, purpose, reference documents and sources, resources, implementation or procedural guidance, training requirements and specific responsibilities of key stakeholders such as supervisors, managers, maintenance, production leaders and workers, engineering and human resources.


Safety policy – this section contains examples of what an organizations safety policy as written by the CEO might say. It is from this document that the entire direction of the safety program is derived. While each of these will generally need to be somewhat modified the base language is provided.

Control of hazardous energy (1910.147) lock out tag out – this section contains the source base document for implementing this program. Responsibilities, roles, procedures for cutting off a lock and related and supportive programs are referenced. In this section as well as many others, the training syllabi and training materials are provided. In addition, the vertical audit (a method of evaluating program compliance and implementation) is also included in this package.

Confined space entry (1910.146) – this section contains the source base document for implementing this program. Responsibilities, roles, procedures for confined space entry, monitoring, considerations for emergency rescue (non entry), equipment considerations are all part of this section. Training and vertical review materials are also a major part of this section. Related materials from other experts and OSHA are also included as appropriate for reference.
Fall protection (Fall Protection in General Industry 29 CFR 1910.23(c)(1), (c)(3), and 29 CFR 1910.132(a)) This section provides the base document that can be modified to fit your particular circumstances. Additional materials that provide guidance are also included. Training materials and the vertical reviews complete the package.

Electrical safe work practices (NFPA 70E, 1910.131-135) – This section contains the source base document that can be modified to fit your organization. It includes aspects of NFPA 70E and NEC guidance. In addition it includes discussion of what to do with those employees who do not have electrical certifications or work in states that do not provide for such licensure. Training materials and vertical are also provided.

Machine guarding (OSHA – various regulations) – this section contains practical Best Practice guidelines as written by this professional.   OSHA standards in this area tend to be either extremely specific to a type of machine or extremely vague as noted in the general duty clause.

Emergency Planning (1910.38 and others) – is a required program. This section contains the base program document in addition to discussions of how to be certain your employees are out of the building, have appropriate care and are able to perform their assigned duties in the event of an emergency. As in other programs, instructional materials, including information and training for a incident coordinator are part of the package.

Fork lift programs (1910.178) – this section contains the base program materials to implement a forklift program. General guidance on how to manage the training and a vertical review are provided. This program does NOT have the specific training materials that is ordinarily taught by a safety matter expert from the facility or the fork lift vendor. However, it does contain informative discussions about how to view and resolve related issues in the facility such as damaged rack storage, damaged doors, product and machines.

Crane and hoist (1910.179 and others) – this program provides the base source document that encompasses other key support documents such as those from ANSI and ASME. While it, like others in this section, must be modified to fit your situation, it does a significant amount of the research that must be done to make comprehensive resource. Some training materials are included along with the vertical review. In addition, there are discussions about the management of this program that extends into preventative maintenance, contractor requirements, retention and use of original equipment manuals and rigging requirements.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) (1910.331-335 and others) – This section contains the source base document to structure and implement the personal protective equipment in your facility. It contains information useful in welding, fall protection, general industrial hazards, respiratory protection and best practice suggestions.