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Free Workplace Safety Handbook for Small Businesses

By NicoleD
Published: August 26, 2010 Updated: February 17, 2011

As a small business owner, it can be difficult to understand, remember, and comply with all the many different business regulations. Fortunately, several government agencies that regulate small business have created helpful guides to assist owners with compliance. One of the most popular small business resources comes from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration - the OSHA Small Business Handbook.

The OSHA Small Business Handbook was created to help small business employers understand and follow the requirements established by the OSH Act of 1970. Acting as the primary federal law governing occupational safety and health, the OSH Act ensures that employers provide a safe and hazard free environment for employees. Like most federal laws, the language can be complex and extensive making it difficult for employers to meet all requirements. The guide was recently revised to incorporate feedback from small businesses and small business trade organizations. It now includes self-inspection checklists and enables employers to easily meet and maintain all Act regulations.

The entire text of the Small Business Handbook is available on OSHA's website [PDF - 260 KB]. For a hard copy, write to the U.S. Government Printing Office, (GPO), Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop SDE, 732 N. Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20401, or call the OSHA Publications Office at (202) 693-1888, or fax (202) 693-2498 for ordering information.

 

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