Your Business Resources

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Categories

Agri-Business

Focus Five

  • Agricultural and Construction Equipment Manufacturing
  • Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3) Dealers
  • Bulk Oil Dealers
  • Equipment Dealers
  • Feed Manufacturing
  • Fertilizer and Ag Chemical Dealers
  • Grain Elevator Operations
  • Liquified Petroleum (LP) Gas Dealer

Agribusiness Toolbox Talks

  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Fall Fieldwork
  • Hot Work Permits
  • Housekeeping in Ag Business Facilities
  • Maintenance

Safety Briefs

  • All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
  • Anhydrous Ammonia
  • Chemical Application
  • Combustible Dust
  • Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST)
  • Current OSHA Programs Grain Handling
  • Custom Applicator Driving Safety
  • Driver Owned/Leased Vehicles Used for Business Purposes
  • Electric Belt Manlifts
  • Emergency Action Plans for Agribusiness
  • Exercise and Stretching in the Workplace
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Safety and OSHA
  • Grain Bin Entry Safety
  • Grain Conditioning
  • Grain Handling Standard
  • Hot Work in the Grain Handling Industry
  • Lockout/Tagout for Agribusiness
  • Machine Guarding
  • Manlifts - Manual and Electric Cage
  • Metal Grain Bins Inspections
  • Misapplication of Fertilizer and Agricultural Chemicals
  • Office Safety Self Audit
  • Pre-Harvest Safety
  • Security at Ag Business Facilities
  • Sweep Augers - Ten Safety Principles from OSHA

Ag Security Alert - Theft Impacts Profits

Ag Trucking Safety Including Planting and Harvest Seasons

Agricultural Operations Lockout / Tagout Procedures

Animal Feed Quality Program

Bulk Oil Retailers

Concrete Storage Facility Alert

CSA 2010 and the Agricultural Industry

Emergency Action Plans for Ag Business

Facility Vulnerability Assessment and Facility Security Plan (UGRSA)

General Guidelines for Custom Application

Grain Elevator Self-Audit Checklist

Grain Elevator Training Guide - Training Employees

Grain Storage Structural Alert!

Grain Storage Structural Alert! Information & Checklist

Guide for In-House Feed Mill Inspections

Guide for In-house Grain Dryer Inspections

Guide for In-house Grain Elevator Inspections

Implement & Equipment Dealers Safety and Risk Management Checklist

Implement/Equipment Dealers Hazard Recognition Guide

Manlifts

Misapplication Alert

OSHA Fall Prevention Training Guide - A Lesson Plan for Employers

OSHA Firefighting Precautions at Facilities With Combustible Dust

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Fact Sheet

Pre-Harvest Safety Checklist

Safety Training for Ag Business

Sample Written Housekeeping Plan

Springtime Maintenance Checklist

Webinars

Misapplication Prevention

Helpful Websites

Trans/Caer - Anhydrous Ammonia Training Tour - Complete training course for preventing and/or mitigating an ammonia incident

National Grain and Feed Association - Permit Required Confined Space/Boot Pit Evaluation Guide for Grain Elevators

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All Industries

Accident Investigation

ADA Guide for Small Business

Common ADA Errors & Omissions in New Construction and Alterations

DOT Compliance Manual

Lockout/Tagout Procedures

OSHA

  • Fall Prevention Training Guide - A Lesson Plan for Employers
  • Firefighting Precautions at Facilities With Combustible Dust
  • General Industry Digest
  • Increased use of General Duty Clause
  • Small Business Handbook
  • Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respitory Protection Standard

Safety Briefs

  • All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
  • Arc Flashes
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Bird Feces Hazards and Controls
  • Business Continuity
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Common Electrical Hazards
  • Computer Security Tips for Small Business
  • Concrete Hazards - Premises Liability
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Controlled Substances BASIC
  • Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST)
  • Diesel Exhause/Diesel Particulate Matter
  • Driver Fitness
  • Driver Owned/Leased Vehicles Used for Business Purposes
  • Electrical Extension and Equipment Cords
  • Emergency Action Plans for Businesses
  • Employment Practices
  • Exercise and Stretching in the Workplace
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Safety and OSHA
  • Fire Sprinkler Maintenance and Operations
  • Fixed Ladders
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids - Storage Cabinets
  • Fraudulent Worker's Compensation Claims
  • Freezing of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
  • General Scaffold Safety
  • Hand Tools
  • Hazard Awareness and Control
  • Hazard Communication and the Global Harmonization System
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Hiring a Contractor
  • Housekeeping
  • How to Avoid Accidents at Intersections
  • How to Avoid Deer and Other Animal Collisions
  • How to Avoid Lange Change Accidents
  • How to Avoid Rear End Collisions
  • Idle Pallet Storage
  • Interior Slips & Falls - Premises Liability
  • Lightning Protection
  • Loading Dock Safety
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Machine Guarding
  • Manual Material Handling
  • Motor Vehicle and Equipment Theft
  • Office Safety
  • Office Safety Self Audit
  • OSHA Fact Sheet - Controlling Silica Exposures
  • Part-Time and Seasonal Employees
  • Portable Laddes
  • PPE - Face and Eyes
  • PPE - Feet
  • PPE - Hands
  • Premises Hazards
  • Premises Liability - Downspouts
  • Premises Liability - Snow and Ice
  • Preventing Injuries to Young Drivers
  • Return-to-Work Program Essential Elements
  • Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Roofing the Right Way:  Selecting a Commercial Roof Contractor
  • Safety and Aging Workers
  • Safety Committees
  • Spray Booth Safety
  • Sprinkler Impairment
  • Static Electricity - Bonding and Grounding
  • Storage Mezzanines and Railings
  • Struck By and Backover Incidents
  • Supply Management
  • Surge Protection
  • Tree Cutting Safety
  • Unsafe Driving
  • Using a Generator Safely
  • Working with Public Responders to Reduce Losses
  • Workplace Violence - After the Attack

Safety Plans

  • Behavior Based Safety
  • Compressed Gas
  • Forklift Operation
  • General Industry Fall Protection
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
  • Hiring and Working with Contractors
  • Liquefied Petroleum
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Workplace Violence

Business Essentials - Employee Theft Prevention

Making Your Workplace Drug-Free:  A Kit For Employers

OSHA Publications by Topic

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IIBHS)

  • Open For Business
  • OFB - EZ
  • Crisis Communication:  A Key Business Continuity Component
  • Hot Work: Don't Let a Small Welding Job Result in Major Damage
  • How To Navigate Stormy Weather:  Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
  • Proper Maintenance & Timely Repair:  How to Protect Your Business from Storm Damage
  • Protecting Commercial Facilities From Power Surges
  • Protection from the Top:  The Importance of Commercial Roof Maintenance & Repair
  • Recovery Priorities for Cost-Effective Business Continuity Planning
  • Roof Drainage for Commercial Buildings:  Preventive Maintenance of Gutters, Drains and Scuppers
  • Roof Protection Begins at the Edge
  • Safely Filed: The Importance of Business Record Protection to Business Continuity
  • Steps to Reduce the Risk of Tornado Damage I Commercial Structures
  • What's in Your Business Disaster Recovery Toolbox?
  • Work Together to Get Prepared

Sample Safety Program

Top Ten Elements of an Effective Safety Program

 

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Auto Service and Repair

Focus Five

Auto Repair Shops

Auto Dealers

Flammable/Combustible Spray Operations

Safety Briefs

Automotive Brake and Clutch Repair

  • Auto Repair Shops
  • Diesel Exhause/Diesel Particulate Matter
  • Exercise and Stretching in the Workplace
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Safety and OSHA
  • Flammable  and Combustilbe Liquids
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids - Storage Cabinets
  • Lifting
  • Premises Hazards
  • Spray Booth Health Hazards
  • Spray Booth Safety
  • Welding, Cutting and Brazing

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Church

Churches - Focus Five

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Public Playground Safety Handbook

Winter Slip & Fall Safety Tips

Safety Briefs

  • Church - Cooking - Fire Safety Appliance and Fire Suppression Systems
  • Church Fire Safety
  • Driver Owned/Leased Vehicles Used for Business Purposes
  • Exercise and Stretching in the Workplace
  • Field Trips and Outings
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • General Kitchen Fire Safety
  • Playground Equipment - Premises Liability
  • Premises Hazards
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls in Churches
  • Safe Operation of 15-Passenger Vans
  • Synagogue Fire Safety

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Contractors

Focus Five

  • Building Maintenance Contractors
  • Commercial Building Contractors
  • Concrete Contractors
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Excavation Contractors
  • Framing Contractors
  • Home Builders
  • Home Builders (All Labor Subcontracted)
  • HVAC Contractors
  • Land Improvement Contractors
  • Painting Contractors
  • Plumbing Contractors
  • Remodeling Contractors (Some Labor Provided by Employees)
  • Roofing Contractors
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Well Drillers

Safety Briefs

  • Backhoe & Excavator Machine Safety
  • Cold Stress
  • Copper Theft
  • Diesel Exhause/Diesel Particulate Matter
  • Driver Owned/Leased Vehicles Used for Business Purposes
  • Entering and Exiting Trucks and Equipment
  • Exercise and Stretching in the Workplace
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Safety and OSHA
  • Hand Tools
  • Heat Stress
  • Housekeeping & Construction Sites
  • Jobsite Security
  • Lead and Renovations
  • Lifting
  • Machine Guarding
  • Office Safety Audit
  • OSHA Fact Sheet - Controlling Silica Exposures
  • OSHA Fact Sheet - Working Safely with Chainsaws
  • OSHA Fall Prevention Training Guide - A Lesson Plan for Employers
  • Premises Hazards
  • Weldng, Cutting and Brazing

Common ADA Errors & Omissions in New Construction and Alterations

Construction Defect Claim Prevention

OSHA Construction Industry Digest

Protection of the Public Around Construction Sites

Sample Construction Safety Program

Developing a Safety Plan - Hiring and Working with Contractors

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Construction Tool Box Talks

  • Accident Factors
  • Accident Prevention Construction
  • Back Hoe Safety
  • Backs
  • Basics of Excavation and Trench Safety
  • Clothing for Construction
  • Confined Space - Trench Excavations
  • Excavation/Trenching Safety
  • Excavations are Serious Business
  • Eye Protection
  • Flammable Liquids
  • From Head to Foot
  • Fueling and Refueling - Static Electricity
  • Hand Tool Safety
  • Handling Gas Cylinders
  • Hardhat "Exemption" Program
  • Hazard Awareness
  • Heat Stress
  • Heavy Equipment Safety
  • Horseplay
  • Identifying Construction Hazards
  • Job Site Housekeeping
  • Look Before You Leap
  • Minor Injuries
  • Moving Equipment - Be Alert
  • Nail Gun Safety
  • Safe Lifting
  • Safety at New Job
  • Seven-Tenths of a Second
  • Sprains and Strains in Construction
  • Springtime Yard & Field Maintenance

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Convenience Store

Focus Five

  • Convenience Stores
  • Fast Food Restaurants

Safety Briefs

  • Concrete Hazards - Premises Liability
  • Convenience Store - Cooking - Fire Safety Appliance and Fire Suppression Systems
  • Convenience Store Premises Liability Designs
  • Driver Owned/Leased Vehicles Used for Buainess Purposes
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • General Kitchen Fire Safety
  • Lifting
  • Premises Hazards
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls in Convenience Stores
  • Protecting Perishables
  • Retail Theft, Burglary and Robbery

Developing a Safety Plan - Liquor Liability

Five Keys to Safer Foods

OSHA Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention in Late Night Retail Establishments

Winter Slip & Fall Safety Tips

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Equipment/Implement Dealer

Equipment Dealers - Focus Five

Implement & Equipment Dealers Safety and Risk Management Checklist

Implement/Equipment Dealers Hazard Recognition Guide

Safety Briefs

  • Diesel Exhause/Diesel Particulate Matter
  • Driver Owned/Leased Vehicles Used for Business Purposes
  • Entering and Exiting Trucks and Equipment
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Safety and OSHA
  • Lifting
  • Loading Dock Safety
  • Premises Hazards

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Fire/EMS PAK

FEMA March 2012 Traffic Incident Management Systems

FEMA Tips for Safe Emergency Vehicle Operations

NVFC Eergency Vehicle Safe Operations for Volunteer and Small Combination Emergency Service Organizations

IAFF SOP Fire Department Vehicle Safety Emergency and Non-Emergency Response

IAFF Best Practices for Emergency Vehicle and Roadway Operations Safety in the Emergency Services

OSHA Firefighting Precautions at Facilities With Combustible Dust

Safety Briefs

  • Diesel Exhause/Diesel Particulate Matter
  • Importance of Tire Maintenance

Business Essentials - Employee Theft Prevention

For more information on the Fire/EMS PAK Program, visit our products page.

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Golf Course & Country Club

Focus Five

  • Golf Courses
  • Restaurants

Safety Briefs

  • Backhoe & Excavator Machine Safety
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • General Kitchen Fire Safety
  • Golf Course - Cooking - Fire Safety
  • Golf Course Customer Safety
  • Heat Stress
  • Lawn Mowing
  • Lifting
  • Playground Equipment - Premises Liability
  • Pool Chemical Safety
  • Premises Hazards
  • Protecting Perishables
  • Spontaneous Combustion Fires:  Laundry, Cotton Towels and Cooking Oils/Cleaners
  • Swimming Pools - Premises Liability

Developing a Safety Plan - Liquor Liability

Golf Course Sample Safety Program

Pool Safety

Public Playground Safety Handbook

Restaurant Safety Manual

Winter Slip & Fall Safety Tips

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Hotel/Motel/Resort

Focus Five

  • Hotel Motel
  • Resorts
  • Restaurants

Safety Briefs

  • Hotel/Motel - Cooking - Fire Safety Appliance and Fire Suppression Systems
  • Driver Owned/Leased Vehicles Used for Business Purposes
  • Exercise and Stretching in the Workplace
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Safety and OSHA
  • General Kitchen Fire Safety
  • Lifting
  • Playground Equipment - Premises Liability
  • Pool Chemical Safety
  • Premises Hazards
  • Protecting Perishables
  • Resorts & Campgrounds - Cooking - Fire Safety Appliance and Fire Suppression Systems
  • Safe Operation of 15-Passenger Vans
  • Spontaneous Combustion Fires:  Laundry, Cotton Towels and Cooking Oils/Cleaners
  • Swimming Pools - Premises Liability

Developing a Safety Plan - Liquor Liability

Five Keys to Safer Foods

Habitational Handbook

OSHA Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention in Late Night Retail Establishments

Pool Safety

Resort / Campground Self Inspection Management Checklist

Restaurant Safety Manual

Winter Slip & Fall Safety Tips

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Machine Shops

Focus Five

  • Machine Shops
  • Woodworking Shops

Safety Briefs

  • Combustible Dust
  • Driver Owned/Leased Vehicles Used for Business Purposes
  • Exercise and Stretching in the Workplace
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Safety and OSHA
  • Flammable & Combustible Liquids
  • Hand Tools
  • Lifting
  • Machine Guarding
  • Machine Shop
  • Office ERgonomics
  • Office Safety
  • Office Safety Self Audit
  • Premises Hazards
  • Spray Booth Safety
  • Storage Mezzanines and Railings
  • Surge Protection
  • Welding, Cutting and Brazing

Confined Space Entry

Dealing with Products Liability in the 21st Century

Developing a Safety Plan - Lockout/Tagout

Flammable/Combustible Spray Operations

Flammable & Combustible Liquids - Safety Brief

OSHA Firefighting Precautions at Facilities With Combustible Dust

Shop Safety Checklist

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Motor Carrier

Fleet Toolbox Talks

  • Backing Problems
  • Courtesy and Safe Driving
  • Drive Defensively
  • Driver Conduct at Accident Scene
  • Driving Emergencies
  • The Intersection Problem
  • To Be Seen is Your Responsibility
  • Winter Driving...Skids...

Safety Briefs

  • Back-Up Alarms/Cameras
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Cell Phones
  • Cell Phones in Commercial Motor Vehicles Restricted
  • Commercial Driver License
  • CSA - Hours of Service BASIC
  • CSA Overview
  • Custom Applicator Driving Safety
  • Defensive Driving
  • Diesel Exhause/Diesel Particulate Matter
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driver Fitness
  • Entering and Exiting Trucks and Equipment
  • Flat Bed Cargo - Protecting Coil Steel
  • Loading Dock Safety
  • Safe Driving - Backing
  • Seat Belts
  • Unsafe Driving

Cellular Phone Safety & Driving

CSA 2010 and the Agricultural Industry

CSA 2010 - Step-by-Step Instructions to Obtain US DOT PIN Number

Motor Carrier - Focus Five

Motor Vehicle Safety Policy

OSHA Transportation Worker Identification Credential

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Public Entity

ADA Guide for Small Towns

The ADA and City Governments:  Common Problems

Business Essentials - Employee Theft Prevention

Guidelines for Retrofitting Bleachers

Jail Fire Safety

Managing Risks in Jails

Motor Vehicle Safety Policy

Municipalities - Focus Five

OSHA Publications by Topic

Pool Safety

Public Playground Safety Handbook

Winter Slip & Fall Safety Tips

Safety Briefs

  • Ambulance Services (Fire Prevention Checklist)
  • Backhoe & Excavator Machine Safety
  • Cell Phones
  • Cold Stress
  • Concrete Hazards - Premises Liability
  • Diesel Exhause/Diesel Particulate Matter
  • Driver Owned/Leased Vehicles used for Business Purposes
  • Exercise and Stretching in the Workplace
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • Heat Stress
  • Lifting
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Municipalities - Cooking - Fire Safety Appliance and Fire Suppression Systems
  • Office Safety
  • Office Safety Self Audit
  • Playground Equipment - Premises Liability
  • Pool Chemical Safety
  • Premises Hazards
  • Public Use of Community Facilities
  • Safety Operation of 15-Passenger Vans
  • Seat Belts
  • Swimming Pools - Premises Liability
  • Volunteer Fire Department Performance Checklist

For more information on the Public Entity PAK Program, visit our products page.

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Restaurant

Focus Five

  • Fast Food Restaurants
  • Pizzerias
  • Restaurants

Safety Briefs

  • Driver Owned/Leased Vehicles Used for Business Purposes
  • Exercise and Stretching in the Workplace
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Safety and OSHA
  • General Kitchen Fire Safety
  • Kitchen Fire Safety
  • Kitchen Safety Hazards
  • Lifting
  • Premises Hazards
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls in Restaurants
  • Protecting Perishables
  • Spontaneous Combustion Fires:  Laundry, Cotton Towels and Cooking Oils/Cleaners

Developing a Safety Plan - Liquor Liability

Five Keys to Safer Foods

OSHA Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention in Late Night Retail Establishments

Restaurant Safety Manual

Winter Slip & Fall Safety Tips

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Schools

Focus Five

  • Restaurants
  • Schools

Safety Briefs

  • Bleacher Safety
  • Cell Phones
  • Concrete Hazards - Premises Liability
  • Driver Owned/Leased Vehicles Used for Business Purposes
  • Employment Practices
  • Exercise and Stretching in the Workplace
  • Field Trips and Outings
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Safety and OSHA
  • General Kitchen Fire Safety
  • Lifting
  • Flammable & Combustible Liquids
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Office Safety
  • Office Safety Self Audit
  • Playground Equipment - Premises Liability
  • Pool Chemical Safety
  • Premises Hazards
  • Protecting Perishables
  • Public Use of Community Facilities
  • Safe Operation of 15-Passenger Vans
  • Schools - Cooking - Fire Safety Appliance and Fire Suppression Systems
  • Schools - Reducing Pesticide Exposures
  • Swimming Pools - Premises Liability

Five Keys to Safer Foods

Guidelines for Retrofitting Bleachers

OSHA Laboratory Safety Guidance

Pool Safety

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Public Playground Safety Handbook

School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide

School Safety Checklist

School Shop Alert - Metal Work

School Shop Alert - Woodworking

Winter Slip & Fall Safety Tips

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Telecommunications

Telecommunications - Focus Five

Safety Briefs

  • Cell Phones
  • Cold Stress
  • Drive Owned/Leased Vehicles Used for Business Purposes
  • Entering and Exiting Trucks and Equipment
  • Exercise and Stretching in the Workplace
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Safety and OSHA
  • Heat Stress
  • Lifting
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Office Safety
  • Office Safety Self Audit
  • Premises Hazards
  • Seat Belts

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