Following is a list of freeware that provides tools to help you prepare and maintain health and safety plans and procedures such as those required by the Occuptional Safety and Health Act. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

Asbestos Advisor (for Windows)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. For building owners, managers and lessees, as well as for contractors of building renovation, maintenance, and housekeeping services. The advisor interviews you about a building and writes a report on your responsibilities under the Asbestos rules.

Baggage Handling eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This Compliance Assistance Tool describes common hazards and possible solutions for baggage handling.

Beverage Delivery eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This Compliance Assistance Tool describes ergonomic hazards and possible solutions for workers in the Beverage Delivery Industry.

Computer Workstations eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Contains examples of problems computer workstation users may encounter, and suggested solutions for addressing those problems. Also provides an example Checklist to help identify, analyze and control musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in computer workstation tasks.

Confined Spaces Advisor (download)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps comply with the Permit Required Confined Spaces Standard (29 CFR 1910.146). This software will assist users to identify confined spaces and deal with permit required confined spaces.

Confined Spaces Advisor (online)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps comply with the Permit Required Confined Spaces Standard (29 CFR 1910.146). This software will assist users to identify confined spaces and deal with permit required confined spaces.

Construction eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This Compliance Assistance Tool will help workers identify and control the hazards that commonly cause the most serious construction injuries.

e-HASP2 Software
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. e-HASP2 is an electronic and interactive program that is intended to be used by health and safety professionals to provide "model" language that is acceptable to OSHA in preparing a site's Health and Safety Plan (HASP). These same professionals can also draw on the chemical database and embedded decision logic to assist them in identifying the hazards associated with site-specific contaminants and in choosing effective site controls for worker protection.

e-PRCS Software (for Access)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps you prepare a written permit-required confined space program. For use with Microsoft Access 97.

e-PRCS Software (self-extracting)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Prepares a written permit-required confined space program. Self-extracting software for users without Microsoft Access 97.

Elements of an Effective Safety and Health Program
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Powerpoint slides on an effective safety and health program.

Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Help you create an emergency action plan (EAP), a written document required by particular US OSHA standards. The purpose of an EAP is to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies.

Grocery Warehousing eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Grocery warehouse operations perform three main functions: receiving bulk goods from suppliers; order picking to select desired goods from within the warehouse; and shipping goods to the customers. This Compliance Assistance Tool describes example ergonomic hazards and solutions related to Order Picking, which accounts for a large number of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Haz-Map
By Jay A. Brown, MD, MPH. Information on hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases to assist in the prevention of work-related illnesses caused by chemicals and biological agents in high-risk jobs and industries.

HazComWriter
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH's HazComWriter provides individuals responsible for writing a MSHA HazCom written program with software to aid in writing their HazCom program and for identifying hazardous chemicals on site. NIOSH combined the MSHA and OSHA versions of the HazCom Helper into one tool, HazComWriter. The document produced by the HazComWriter software helps satisfy MSHA and OSHA requirements for a written hazardous communication document.

Indoor Air Quality Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM)
By US Environmental Protection Agency. I-BEAM is computer software for use by building professionals and others interested in indoor air quality (IAQ) in commercial buildings. The software provides guidance for managing IAQ in commercial buildings using a combination of text, animation/visual aides, and interactive/calculation components. It can be used to conduct an IAQ audit, diagnose and resolve IAQ-related health problems, establish an IAQ management and maintenance program, calculate costs, and more.

Logging eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Outlines the required and recommended work practices that can reduce logging hazards.

OR-OSHA Self-Inspection Checklist for the Workplace
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This evaluation tool is designed to help evaluate a company's safety and health program.

Oregon OSHA Publications
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Find a variety of safety and health checklists, forms, posters, and other resources.

OSHA Fire Safety Advisor
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Addresses OSHA's general industry standards for fire safety and emergency evacuation (Subpart E, 29CFR 1910.36, 37, and 38), and for firefighting, fire suppression, and fire detection systems and equipment (Subpart L, 29CFR1910.156 through 165). It asks you about a building and business policies and practices to prepare the guidance you need.

OSHA Lead in General Industry
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps you understand and apply the OSHA standard on Lead in General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1025). Once installed on your PC, it will interview you about work place operations and procedures to determine its guidance on how the standard might apply to various situations and facts. It has a special track for health care professionals.

OSHA LOTO Plus Expert Advisor
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Help you understand and apply OSHA standards that protect workers from the release of Hazardous Energy. The LOTO Plus Advisor will interview you about work on or around equipment that can release mechanical and electrical energy and injure workers. It considers issues under 29 CFR 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), 1910.212 Machine Guarding, 1910.268 Telecommunications, 1910.269 Electric Power Generation, 1910.331-.335 Electrical Safety Work Related Practices, and other regulations with specific requirements related to these issues.

OSHA's Revised Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Powerpoint slides on OSHA's Revised Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts) Operator Training
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. View 64 Powerpoint slides that outline the major requirements of the powered industrial truck operator training standard and provide examples of different type of powered industrial trucks.

Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts) Operator Training (download)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Download 66 Powerpoint slides that outline the major requirements of the powered industrial truck operator training standard and provide examples of different type of powered industrial trucks.

Respiratory Protection Technical Advisor
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps you comply with the new OSHA respirator standard. This Advisor will instruct you on the proper selection of respiratory protection and the development of change schedules for gas/vapor cartridges.

Safer Needle Devices: Protecting Health Care Workers
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Powerpoint slides on protecting healthcare workers from needlestick injuries.

Safety and Health Management Systems eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An illustrated expert based tool designed to assist businesses with a Safety and Health Program.

Safety in Your Workplace
By Netscape and CCH Incorporated. "Why worry about safety? Simply because workplace accidents can destroy your business." -- That's how this program begins. It provides an introduction and sections on government regulation of workplace safety, developing and implementing a safety program, and emerging safety issues. It includes links and downloads of forms, such as an MSDS template and OSHA 200 log.

SafetyInfo
By SafetyInfo.com/Safety Engineering. Download or view online written safety programs. Topics include Confined Space, Ergonomics, Emergency Planning, Process Safety Management, Accident Prevention, and Hazmat Response. Some free samples are available.

SafetyWriter
By USF Safety Florida. SafetyWriter lets you "click" together a safety plan. Enter your SIC, or click on a dropdown list of safety procedures you want to place in your plan. Next, click to include an additional safety plan that OSHA requires if your workplace contains specific hazards. One final click submits your choices into a Word document that integrates the individual items you selected into a single, customized safety plan.

Sample Safety and Health Programs
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Develop safety and health programs for your business using templates. Available templates include: An Accident Prevention Program (APP), A Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) program, A Hazardous Chemical Communication Program, Respiratory Protection program, A Hearing Loss Prevention Program, and A Fall Protection Work Plan.

Silica eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps you comply with the OSHA Standard on respirable crystalline silica.

SiteDocs App
By SiteDocs Safety Corp. SiteDocs is an iPhone/iPad app that provides construction contractors with the tools and resources necessary to design, implement and manage job site safety on a project-by-project basis. Designed specifically to meet the challenges of small and medium sized construction companies.

Small Business Handbook: OSHA Self Inspection Checklists
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Training and Education. OSHA's Small Business Handbook includes checklists for performing self inspections for OSHA compliance. Sections include Safety and Health Program, Personal Protective Equipment, Flammable and Combustible Materials, Hand and Portable Powered Tools, Lockout/Tagout Procedures, Confined Spaces, Electrical, Walking-Working Surfaces, Hazard Communication, and more.

The Difference Between Respirators and Surgical Masks Video
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and US Department of Labor. A surgical mask is not a respirator and that's an important distinction for you and your employer to understand. So lets review the significant differences between the two.

Workplace Violence: Health Care and Social Services Workers
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. View or download Powerpoint slides which provide an overview of the Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers.

Workplace Violence: Late-Night Retail
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. View or download Powerpoint slides which provide an overview of the Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments.

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