Under federal law, employers must provide a workplace free of known health and safety hazards and have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Federal OSHA identifies key employer responsibilities that include:

  • Provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act
  • Examine workplace conditions to make sure they conform to applicable OSHA standards
  • Make sure employees have and use safe tools and equipment and properly maintain this equipment
  • Use color codes, posters, labels or safety signs to warn employees of potential hazards
  • Establish or update operating procedures and communicate them so that employees follow safety and health requirements
  • Provide safety training in a language and vocabulary workers can understand

Use the workplace safety checklist below to help identify and understand common safety and health hazards in your workplace.

Industrial Workplace Safety Checklist

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