OSHA Fact Sheets

Fact sheets

What You'll Find Here

OSHA Fact Sheets provide basic background information on safety and health hazards. All Fact Sheets are in PDF format.

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Aerial Lifts Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Alliance - OSHA Alliance Program Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Amputation Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Asbestos Fact Sheet
(English: PDF Spanish: PDF)

Atmospheric testing in Confined Spaces Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Avian Flu Fact Sheet
(English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)

Black Widow Spider Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Bloodborne 01 - An Overview of the Standard Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Bloodborne 02 - Protect Yourself When Handling Sharps Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Bloodborne 03 - Personal Protective Equipment Cuts Risk Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Bloodborne 04 - Reporting Exposure Incidents Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Bloodborne 05 - Hepatitis B Vaccination -- Protection For You Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Bloodborne 06 - Holding the Line on Contamination Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Brown Recluse Spider Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Brownfield Site Cleanup and Redevelopment Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Cleanup Hazard Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Combustible Dust Explosions Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Compliance Assistance Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Crystalline Silica Fact Sheet
(English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)

Demolition Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Downed Electrical Wires Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Effective Workplace Safety and Health Management Systems Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Electrical Safety Hazards of Overloading Cable Trays Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Emergency Exit Routes Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Ethylene Oxide Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Evacuating High-Rise Buildings Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

FY2003 Enforcement - OSHA Enforcement Remains Strong, Fair and Effective Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Farm Safety Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Filing Whistleblower Complaints under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Fire Ants Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Fire Safety Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Flood Cleanup Fact Sheet
(English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)

Formaldehyde Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Fungi Hazards and Flood Cleanup Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

General Decontamination Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Grounding Portable Generators Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

HIPAA and OSHA Whistleblower Complaints Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Hand Hygiene and Gloves in Hurricane-Affected Areas Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Handling Human Remains Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Hazardous Chemicals in Labs Fact Sheet
(English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Health Effects of Hexavalent Chromium Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Health and Safety Recommendations for Workers Who Handle Human Remains Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Highlights of OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Highly Hazardous Chemicals Fact Sheet
(English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)

Hispanic Outreach Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Hydrogen Sulfide Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Imminent Danger Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Job Safety and Health Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Lead Hazards Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Lead in Construction Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Lockout/Tagout Fact Sheet
(English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)

Lyme Disease Alert Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Marine Terminal Fall Protection for Personnel Platforms Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Maritime - Shipbreaking Fact Sheet
(English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)

Mercury Exposure Fact Sheet
(OSHA 3536 - 2012) (English: PDF Spanish: N/A)

Mold Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Motor Vehicle Safety Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

New Businesses Fact Sheet
(English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)

Noroviruses Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

OSHA Challenge Pilot Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

OSHA Consultation Program Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

OSHA Corporate Pilot Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

OSHA Inspections Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

OSHA Requirements When a Worker Experiences a Job-Related Injury or Illness Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

OSHA recordkeeping Help Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

OSHA's Role When a Worker Dies On the Job Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Occupational Safety and Health for Federal Employees Fact Sheet
(English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)

Outreach Training Program Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Personal Protective Equipment Fact Sheet
(English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)

Planning & Responding to Workplace Emergencies Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Powered Platforms Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Preventing Falls Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Protecting Workers from Asbestos Hazards Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Protecting Workers from Effects of Heat Fact Sheet
(2005) (English: PDF)

Protecting Workers from Lead Hazards Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Radio Communication in Marine Terminals Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

SARS Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Search and Rescue Operations Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Fact Sheet - Important Protection for Healthcare Workers
(English: PDF)

Securing Medical Catheters Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Spud Barge Safety Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

State Job Safety and Health Programs Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

The Three C's of VPP Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Tree Trimming Tips Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Trenching and Excavation Safety Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Using Portable Generators Safety Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Variance Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Voluntary Protection Programs Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

West Nile Virus Fact Sheet
(2005) (English: PDF)

Whistleblower Protection for Employees in the Aviation Industry Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Whistleblower Protection for Employees in the Transportation Sector Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Whistleblower Protection for Employees of Public Transportation Agencies Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Whistleblower Protection for Railroad Employees Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Whistleblower Protection for Trucking Employees Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Whistleblower Protections and the Environment Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Work Zone Traffic Safety Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Working Outdoors in Warm Climates Fact Sheet (2005)
(English: PDF)

Working Safely with Chainsaws Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Working Safely with Electricity Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Workplace Violence Fact Sheet
(English: PDF · Spanish: PDF)

Young Workers Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Your Rights as a Whistleblower Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)