OSHA Guidance Documents

Guidance Documents

What You'll Find Here

Documents that provide detailed examinations of specific safety and health issues. All Fact Sheets are in PDF format.

OSHA Downloads

Assigned Protection Factors for the Revised Respiratory Protection Standard (OSHA 3352 - 2009)

Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders - Guidelines for Poultry Processing (OSHA 3213 - 2004)

Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Draft Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores
(OSHA 6022)

Ethylene Oxide (EtO): Understanding OSHA's Exposure Monitoring Requirements (OSHA 3325 - 2007)

Guidance for the Identification and Control of Safety and Health Hazards in Metal Scrap Recycling (OSHA 3348 - 2008)

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic(OSHA 3327 2009)
Developed in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), this publication provides general guidance for all types of workplaces, describes the differences between seasonal, avian and pandemic influenza, and presents information on the nature of a potential pandemic, how the virus is likely to spread and how exposure is likely to occur.

Guidelines for Nursing Homes: Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders(OSHA 3182 - 2007)
OSHA's Guidelines for Nursing Homes focuses on practical recommendations for employers to reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries by using methods found to be successful in the nursing home environment.

Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers (OSHA 3148 - 2004)

Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores: Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders(OSHA 3192 - 2004)
OSHA's Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores provide practical recommendations to help grocery store employers and employees reduce the number and severity of injuries in their workplaces.

OSHA's Small Business Guide for Ethylene Oxide (OSHA 3359 - 2009)

Occupational Safety & Health Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Site Activities(NIOSH OSHA USCG EPA - 1998)

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employers (OSHA 3328 - 2007)

Preventing Mold-Related Problems in the Indoor Workplace (OSHA 3304 - 2006)

Protecting Employees from Avian Flu (Avian Influenza) Viruses (OSHA 3323 - 2006)

Reducing Worker Exposure to Perchloroethylene (PERC) in Dry Cleaning(OSHA 3253 - 2005)
This document provides information on the health hazards and current regulations, as well as recommendations on methods for reducing worker exposures. It also provides information on training, personal protective equipment, and some of the new technologies available in the dry cleaning industry.

Safeguarding Equipment and Protecting Employees from Amputations(OSHA 3170 - 2007)
The revised OSHA guide identifies eight mechanical motions and eight hazardous actions that present possible amputation hazards. The guide also sets forth steps employers can take to reduce these hazards. The material is appropriate for anyone responsible for the operation, servicing, and care of machines or equipment - employers, employees, safety professionals and industrial hygienists. Topics covered in the latest document include hazard analysis, safeguarding machinery, awareness devices and hazardous energy (lockout/tagout).

Safety and Health Guide for the Meatpacking Industry (OSHA 3108 - 1988)

Small Entity Compliance Guide for OSHA's Abatement Verification Regulation (29 CFR 1903.19) (1997)

Small Entity Compliance Guide for Respiratory Protection Standard (CFR 1910.134) (OSHA 9071 - 1999)

Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Hexavalent Chromium Standards(OSHA 3320)
The guide describes the steps that employers are required to take to protect employees from hazards associated with exposure to hexavalent chromium. It provides detailed information on permissible exposure limits (PEL), exposure determination, regulated areas, methods of compliance, respiratory protection, protective work clothing and equipment, hygiene areas and practices, housekeeping, and medical surveillance.