OSHA Handbook for Small Businesses

A Four-Point Workplace Program


The Four-Point Workplace Program described here is based upon the Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines issued by OSHA on January 26, 1989. (For a free copy of the guidelines, write OSHA Publications, P.O. Box 37535, Washington, DC 20013-7535. Send a self-addressed mail label with your request.) Although voluntary, these guidelines represent OSHA's policy on what every worksite should have in place to protect workers from occupational hazards. The guidelines are based heavily on OSHA's experience with the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). These voluntary programs are designed to recognize and promote effective safety and health management as the best means of ensuring a safe and healthful workplace. For more information on the guidelines and VPP, please contact OSHA's Office of Cooperative Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N3700, Washington, DC 20210, (202) 219-7266.

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