Health and Safety in the Workplace Policy

An employee policy on health and safety in the workplace. This policy helps an employer comply with Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) recordkeeping requirements by setting out the procedure for employees to report workplace injuries, accidents and illness. This policy also encourages employees to be safety conscious and outlines the procedure for reporting safety concerns. It can be incorporated into an employee handbook or used as a stand-alone policy document. This Standard Document applies only to private workplaces. It is based on federal law. State or local law may impose additional or different requirements but this document will be useful and relevant to employers in every state. This Standard Document has integrated notes with important explanations and drafting tips. 

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