OSHA to hold discussion on updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

Processes are being updated to reflect modern technology

Posted December 3, 2015

OSHA invites interested parties to a facilitated discussion about the agency's updated draft Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, from 1-3 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Labor's Frances Perkins Building in Washington, D.C.

The voluntary guidelines, first published in 1989 to help employers establish their own safety and health programs, are being updated to reflect modern technology and practices. New material should be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized businesses, and it will address ways in which multiple employers at the same worksite can coordinate efforts to protect all workers.

The December 9 meeting, to be led by Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels, will be the first public discussion of the document and will feature an overview of changes made. Questions should be submitted in advance to publicdavidmichaels@dol.gov. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register for the event, visit the discussion webpage.

The guidelines are advisory only and do not create any new legal obligations or alter existing obligations created by OSHA standards or regulations.

A draft of the updated guidelines can be reviewed at www.osha.gov/shpmguidelines/index.html.


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