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Sample Programs and Information for General Industry

These Sample Written Programs are designed to help you create customized programs for your specific needs. Most samples are in Word format so you can easily adapt them.

You might also like to visit Safety Writer, which is hosted by the consultation program at the University of South Florida. Originally designed for OSHA employees, it is now available to the public for free.

Confined Space Hazards

Here you will find a sample written program, as well as samples of the permits you might need.

Crane Safety

Emergency Action/Fire Prevention

Energy Control Program (Lockout/Tagout)

Ergonomics

Exposure Control (Bloodborne Pathogens)

Appendices for the sample plans are listed below:

Hazard Communication

Hearing Conservation

Ladder Safety

Personal Protective Equipment

Powered Industrial Vehicles (Forklifts)

Recordkeeping

Respiratory Protection

Safety and Health Management

Welding, Cutting and Brazing

Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection

The effective date for OSHA’s Final Rule relating to its General Industry Walking-Walking Surfaces and Fall Protection Standard was January 17, 2017. Exceptions to the effective date are as follows:

  • Ensuring exposed workers are trained on fall hazards (May 17, 2017)
  • Inspecting and certifying permanent anchorages for rope descent systems (November 20, 2017)
  • Installing personal fall arrest or ladder safety systems on new fixed ladders over 24 feet and on replacement ladders/ladder sections, including fixed ladders on outdoor advertising structures (November 19, 2018)
  • Ensuring existing fixed ladders over 24 feet, including those on outdoor advertising structures, are equipped with a cage, well, personal fall arrest system, or ladder safety system (November 19, 2018), and
  • Replacing cages and wells (used as fall protection) with ladder safety or personal fall arrest systems on all fixed ladders over 24 feet (November 18, 2036)

For further information, please see below: