Special Resources » Handouts: Environmental Health & Safety


Materials suitable for use to create handouts in training sessions for employees or staff.

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Chemicals » Pesticides
Information on controlling the hazards of pesticides

CA-California Pesticide Safety Information Series [24897] ?

Seires of leaflets primarily used as a training aid for employees

CA-California School IPM [16576] ?

Advice on compliance with implementation of the Healthy Schools Act of 2000 relating to pesticide use in schools

Safe Pesticide Use [9455] ?

Consumer information on pesticide safety

Disasters » Earthquakes
Earthquake preparation advice

Earthquake Preparation Advice [1393] ?

Outlines items recommended for a Quake Kit to prepare for earthquakes

What You Should Know: Earthquake [2522] ?

Prevention guide to promote personal safety and health before, during & after an earthquake

Disasters » Floods
Flood hazard mitigation materials

Flood: What You Should Know [12646] ?

Consumer guide to assist with flood cleanup safety and much more

Disasters » Guides
Step-by-step approach to emergency planning, disaster guides

Disaster Preparedness Materials [20177] ?

Series of guides for surviving a natural disaster

Disasters » Natural Hazards
Fact sheets on floods, earthquakes, hailstorms, hurricanes, windstorms, etc

Prevention Guides: Natural Disasters & Severe Weather [2520] ?

Series of 12 guides to promote health & safety before, during & after emergencies & disasters

Disasters » Storms
Reference materials on thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, hail

Tornado Safety [6597] ?

Outlines tornado safety procedures

Disasters » Training
Training materials on the topic of emergency and disaster preparedness

Employee Response to Emergencies [27455] ?

Handout for employees on what they should do in the event of an emergency

Disasters » Winter
Extreme cold and ice storm disaster safety, winter storm preparation

Extreme Cold - A Prevention Guide to Promote Personal Health & Safety [1429] ?

Brochure on cold weather injury prevention guidelines

Environment » Water
Documents on drinking water quality such as reports, regulations, guides, news

Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants - Basics [9847] ?

Basic Information about Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants and Indicators

Ergonomics » Computers
Computer use hazards and guidelines

Keyboard and Mouse Use [21939] ?

Tips on safe keyboard and mouse use with photos and suggestions for improving unsafe postures

Office Ergonomics Topics [8217] ?

The following articles present a variety of office ergonomic topics

Postural Guide at the Computer [12694] ?

Guidelines for computer use

Ergonomics » Construction
Construction work & work-related musculoskeletal disorders

Ergonomic Survival for Carpenters and Framers [22583] ?

Handout for workers

Ergonomics » Lifting
Guidance on how to control manual handling hazards in the workplace

Back Injury Prevention [934] ?

Guidelines for preventing back injuries

Quick Tips for Lifting [6171] ?

Information to reduce workplace injuries due to lifting

Ergonomics » Programs
Resources and references on ergonomics programs

VA-University of Virginia's Ergonomics Program [2674] ?

Ergonomics program documents

Ergonomics » Training
Training guides that simplify ergonomics concepts for the average worker

Computer Do's & Don'ts [825] ?

Guidelines to reduce ergonomics exposures from using computers

Ergonomics Program - University [3282] ?

Guidance for workers in university settings

Ergonomics Small Business Training Handouts [28908] ?

For construction and for general business - guides, handouts, posters

Ergonomics Training Handouts [23713] ?

Download a series of training leaflets realted to work-related ergonomics disorders

Office Ergonomics Fact Sheet [21045] ?

Handout for training office workers about office ergonomics

Pipetting Related Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) [3288] ?

Pipetting risk factors and injury avoidance

Rest Breaks for Computer Operators [3300] ?

A discussion of 5 minute breaks

Tips for Healthy Computer Use [102] ?

Guidelines for computer use to prevent injury

Fleet » Driving Tips
Safety brochures and fact sheets useful for fleet safety talks

Driver Safety Education Center [5732] ?

Provides safe driving safety materials

Driving Safety Tips [5714] ?

How to prevent accidents, injuries, and deaths by driving safely

Highway/Rail Grade Crossing [12392] ?

Grade crossing safety materials

How To: Adjust Your Mirrors to Avoid Blind Spots [5706] ?

How To Eliminate The Dreaded "Blind Spot"

Key Work-Related Roadway Safety Resources [12395] ?

Safety materials to promote safe driving of workers

Prevent Traffic Crash Injuries, Deaths [3617] ?

Safety brochures and fact sheets useful for fleet safety talks

Read Your Road [pdf] [12394] ?

Highway user's guide to driving safety - training materials

Fleet » Maintenance
Guidance & checklists for vehicle preventive maintenance procedures

Car Maintenance Service Guide [615] ?

Guide to automotive repair and maintenance

Fleet » Research
Traffic safety research reports

Federal Highway Administration Research Topics [12396] ?

Highway safety reports from the FHWA

Health » Nutrition
Food guide pyramid, nutrition guides, dietary guidelines, weight control & more

Food and Nutrition Fact Sheets [17361] ?

Large number of fact sheets related to food safety, nutrition, etc.

Industrial Hygiene » Molds
Guidance on indoor air quality and molds

Mold Remediation Procedures [pdf] [28373] ?

Guidelines for response to clean water damage within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth

Industrial Hygiene » Noise
Hearing conservation programs, acoustics, hearing protection devices, etc.

Protect Your Ears [14777] ?

Hearing loss reference materials

Industrial Hygiene » Radiation
Radiation control programs, technical manuals, tutorials and more

Occupational Exposure Monitoring - Radiation [pdf] [25144] ?

The US Dept of Energy's policy for employees

Industrial Hygiene » Temperatures
Stress on the body from heat and cold

Extreme Heat [2937] ?

Fact sheets with guidelines on how to handle extreme heat emergencies

OSHA » Construction
OSHA technical resources on construction

Concrete Manufacturing Safety [pdf] [26852] ?

Worker safety handout describes safety hazards and controls for concrete work

OSHA » Training
Guidance on safety training presentations, OSHA training requirements, etc.

OSHA QuickCards [28956] ?

Address a range of potential hazards that come from working in today's workplaces

Property » Boilers
Boiler and pressure vessel safety materials

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Technical Bulletins [1584] ?

Series of safety bulletins related to the repair and maintenance of boilers & pressure vessels

Property » Fire Engineering
Documents on fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, fire protection

Fire Protection in Rural Areas: Dry Hydrants for Ponds [17352] ?

Dry hydrants provide an easy access to fill tank trucks regardless of weather

Property » Fire Safety
Fire safety programs, checklists and reference materials

Fire Prevention Tips [11643] ?

Basic advice for consumers regarding fire prevention

Fire Protection Through Prevention [12025] ?

Fire safety tips for the general public

Fire Safety Consumer Brochures [23904] ?

Fact sheets for consumers

Fire Safety Prevention Handout [28372] ?

Example of fire safety rules

Safety » Agriculture
Large number of agriculture safety bulletins, including dust hazards and control

Agricultural Machinery Safety [20564] ?

Safety practices when dealing with farm machinery

Canada: Farm Safety Factsheets [18962] ?

Rural health and farm safety materials

Farm Equipment Safety [20550] ?

Safety guidance

On-Farm Food Safety Questionnaire [9453] ?

On-farm food safety practices questions to ask when purchasing fresh produce directly from farms

Pesticide Safety Fact Sheets & Bulletins [10433] ?

Tailgate training tip sheets on pesticide safety training for agricultural workers

Safety/Operations for the Grain, Milling, Feed & Seed Industries [6272] ?

Series of articles provide safety information

Safety » Aviation
Safety materials related to aviation

Medical Facts for Pilots [5507] ?

Series of medical and safety articles for pilots

Safety » Boating-Marine
Resources on boating and marine safety

Safe Boating Tips [2608] ?

Series of safety tips for recreational boaters in the United States

Safety » Construction
Workplace safety and health resources for construction hazards

Construction Equipment Dangers [pdf] [26790] ?

Handout for employees

Safety » Electrical
Lock Out/Tag Out Programs and technical reference materials on electrical safety

Electrical Worker Safety [22039] ?

Electrical safety materials that may be used as tool box talks

Safety » Forklifts
Forklift safety program materials

Western Australia: Forklifts & Loading Docks [10283] ?

Western Australia resources on the requirements of standards related to forklift accident prevention at loading docks

Safety » Ladders-Platforms
Ladder and work platform safety

Ladder Safety Basics [22281] ?

Introduction on basic ladder safety for workers

Safety » Needlesticks
Needlestick injury prevention, legislation, safety devices

Sharps Safety Workbook [7940] ?

For designing, implementing and evaluating a sharps injury prevention program

Safety » Office Safety
Checklists, office safety programs, training materials, home offices, etc.

Office Safety Briefing [27260] ?

Safety tips and rules for the office

Safety » Restaurants
Safety talks and information for restaurants and food operations

Kitchen Safety Rules [22407] ?

A list of safety rules for anyone who works in a kitchen

Safety » Slips and Falls
Technical safety materials on falls from walking and working surfaces

United Kingdom: Preventing Slips and Trips in the Workplace [9452] ?

Safety module on increasing safety awareness in the area of slips and falls

Safety » Swimming
Pool and spa safety - drowning prevention

Diving Board Safety [10126] ?

A web-based resource center dedicated to diving board safety

Safety » Tools
Safety fact sheets and tips on the safe use of hand and power tools

Construction Tool Safety [6716] ?

A series of toolbox talks on the subject

Tools Safety Rules [6160] ?

For the safe use of hand tools, electric tools, pneumatic tools and hydraulic tools

Safety » Welding
Bulletins, guidance on safety in welding

Welding Safety and Health Fact Sheets [11902] ?

Safety and health fact sheets relating to welding

Safety Mgt » Alerts
Safety and health hazard alerts

Workplace Hazard Alerts [28915] ?

Bulletins that tell employers about potential workplace safety hazards

Safety Mgt » Bulletins
Safety bulletins & tool box talks for workplace, home, personal & off-the-job

Canada: Safety and Health Bulletins [5291] ?

Canadian government occupational safety and health bulletins

Canada: Workplace Hazards [17009] ?

Workplace safety bulletins

Canada: Workplace Hazards [18938] ?

Hazard tip sheets and guidance materials related to control of health and safety hazards

Coffee Break Safety Training Briefs [32561] ?

A series of employee safety training handouts

Construction Hazard Alerts [11791] ?

Hazard alerts for workers in English and Spanish

Hazard Controls [4547] ?

Series of documents outlining controls for wood dust, solvent vapors, chemical hazards and more

Health and Safety Fact Sheets [2108] ?

Safety fact sheets and alerts designed for workers

Home Fire Safety Bulletins [26388] ?

Fact sheets, tips related to fire safety in the home including seasonal fire safety

Home Safety 101 [3552] ?

Safety bulletins for off-the-job and home safety

Home Safety Tips [37831] ?

A series of home/kid safety hazard guides

Loss Control Bulletins [22402] ?

On a wide variety of topics

Loss Control Tips [26826] ?

A series of loss control checklists on a variety of industries

Mining Safety Topics [9780] ?

Series of safety materials for the mining industry

Motion Picture and TV Industry Safety & Health Bulletins [25379] ?

Safe practices in the motion picture and television industry

Off the Job Safety [5309] ?

A series of fact sheets

Risk Minimizer Articles [4926] ?

Series of safety, loss control and risk management bulletins, checklists, etc.

Safety and Health Week Materials [25578] ?

Promotional materials

Safety Handouts [28872] ?

A series of handouts on general workplace safety

Safety Info Library [480] ?

Workplace safety documents that assist with in-house training or plans for compliance

Safety Notes [3278] ?

Various field, agriculture, and shop safety topics

Safety Tips [27545] ?

A series of safety handouts related to the workplace environment

Safety Topics [4929] ?

A series of safety bulletins

Safety Training Handouts [10599] ?

Safety training handouts for employees

Take 5 for Safety [24547] ?

Brief training topics for use in safety meetings and employee training

Technical Worksite Safety Publications [3432] ?

Online safety publications from Oregon OSHA - many are construction-related

United Kingdom: Industry Specific Safety Bulletins [23882] ?

A wide selection of technical workplace safety and regulatory information

Workplace Safety and Health Bulletins [24579] ?

Includes checklists as well as a series of loss control bulletins

Workplace Safety Technical Bulletins [24577] ?

Workplace safety bulletins for small business

Safety Mgt » Checklists
Safety self-inspections, self-evaluation checklists, yes/no questions

Demolition and Renovation Environmental Safety Checklist [pdf] [35735] ?

For environmental safety at demolition sites

Safety Mgt » Databases
Internet databases of workplace safety and health documents, statistics, etc.

CAL-OSHA Publications [15076] ?

Fact Sheets and Tailgate Topics and Other Documents

Construction Occupational Safety & Health [15660] ?

Training materials, checklists, lessons learned and much more on construction safety

Safety Mgt » Industries
Safety and health hazards & controls in specific industries

Industry Specific Safety Checklists [22600] ?

Safety guidance for specific industries

Safety Mgt » Spanish
Safety bulletins, handouts and materials in Spanish

Agricultural Youth Safety - Spanish Modules [22533] ?

Youth ages 14 and 15 years old seeking employment in production agriculture must comply with training requirements

Safety Mgt » Tool Box Talks
Handouts suitable for employee training at job sites

5 Minute Safety Talks [32623] ?

A series of toolbox talks and handouts for weekly safety meetings

Canada - Toolbox Meeting Guides [36607] ?

Over 20 topics

Construction Safety Topics Collection [35433] ?

Construction safety talks

Construction Site Safety Talks Safety Videos [27527] ?

Cover a wide variety of topics

Construction Tool Box Safety Talks [27528] ?

A variety of tool box talks

Electrocution Avoidance [20671] ?

Employee fact sheet on how to recognize and avoid the hazards from electrocution

General Industry Safety Talks [21120] ?

Over 150 tool box talks

How to Give a Driver ToolBox Talk [pdf] [19088] ?

Ways you can make your talks more effective

Jobsite Toolbox Talks [35740] ?

Also includes topics on work tools, heavy equipment, shop safety and more

PESO Training Modules [24326] ?

Toolbox talks for employers to deliver job safety training to Hispanic workers

Safety Handouts [20547] ?

Series of safety handouts for construction

Safety Tailgate Topics [27540] ?

The primary focus is on the construction industry - some also in Spanish

Safety Talks [32624] ?

A series of safety training materials for toolbox talks

Safety Toolbox Talks [36601] ?

Related to general safety and construction site safety

Tailgate Safety Meeting Topics [36598] ?

Covers equipment and tool safety, personal safety, fire safety, etc.

Toolbox Safety Meetings [28918] ?

A list of toolbox topics to use for construction safety talks

Toolbox Safety Topics [23228] ?

Brief safety topics that can be discussed at your company safety meetings

Safety Mgt » Training
Guidance on safety training presentations, training requirements, etc.

Mining Safety and Health Topics [968] ?

Materials for safety talks and other mine safety training materials

Safety & Hygiene Safety Presentations [14973] ?

One hour safety training presentations in MS PowerPoint format



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