OSHA recently released several new and revised publications explaining workers’ and employers’ rights, as well as how to protect workers from hazards in construction and other industries. These include:OSHA’s Small Entity Compliance Guide for Respiratory Protection Standard: Provides small businesses with a comprehensive step-by-step guide complete with checklists and commonly asked questions that will aid both employees and workers in small businesses with a better understanding of OSHA’s respiratory protection standard.
Employer Rights and Responsibilities: Explains what happens after an inspection, and defines the types of violations for which an employer may be cited as a result of an inspection.
Permit-Required Confined Spaces in General Industry: QuickCard explains what workers should do before entering a confined space, such as an underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, silos or manholes.
Working Safely in Trenches: QuickCard provides illustrations of protective systems that should be used to prevent worker injuries and death from trench cave-ins.
For a complete list of new and revised materials, click here.
To order free copies of these materials online, visit OSHA’s Publications page or call OSHA’s toll free number at 800-321-6742.