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This topic covers OSHA’s requirements for written safety and health plans. These plans are required for more than 2 dozen specific workplace activities and more than a dozen chemicals. There are 16 general industry activities that require written plans or procedures and 10 written plan requirements for construction activities.

In addition, approximately 2 dozen states require written general health and safety plans for certain industries. Some states, including California, require most employers to develop a comprehensive written plan, while other states only require this for high-hazard workplaces. A list of the specific activities and chemicals that require written plans under federal regulations appears in the full analysis.

For related resources and training materials, refer to the following topics:

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Directives 01/30/1981 - STP 2-4.9A - Utilization of Federal Variance Processing System for Monitoring of Approved State Plans 07/16/2003National
Directives 02/27/1986 - DIS .7 - Referral of Section 11(c) Discrimination Complaints to "State Plan" States 07/18/2003National
Directives 06/25/1984 - PAE 1.2A - Program Development Coordinating Requirement 07/18/2003National
Directives 08/12/1991 - STP 2-1.164 - Involving State Plan States in the Development of Federal Standards 07/22/2003National
Directives 08/15/2002 - Fiscal Year 2003 Combined Application for 23(g) Grants and 21(d) Consultation Cooperative Agreements 07/22/2003National
Directives 08/31/1984 - STP 2-1.117 - State Standards 07/18/2003National
Directives 10/10/1999 - Procedures for Approval of Local Emphasis Programs (LEPs) 07/22/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STD 6.1 - Variance Policy and Procedures 07/09/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STP 2-1.19 - Sample Federal Register Notices for Approval of State Standards 07/09/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STP 2-1.3 - General Guidance for Regional Office Review of State 18(b) Plans 07/09/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STP 2-1.4 - Review and Analysis of State 18(b) Plans at the National Office 07/09/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STP 2-1.6 - Pre-Approved Public Disclosure of State Plans 07/09/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STP 2-1.9 - Coverage of State and Local Employees in State Plans 07/09/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STP 2.1 - Standard Comparison Format for 18(b) Plans 07/09/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STP 2.13 - Reference Book on Jurisdiction Issues 07/09/2003National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STP 2.2 - Definition of "Issue" 07/09/2003National
Directives 11/10/1980 - STP 2-1.100 - Revised Standards for a Merit System of Personnel Administration for Grant-Aided Agencies. 07/16/2003National
Directives 12/12/1980 - STP 2-1.15A - Official Procedure(s) for Closing Out OSHA Cases in States with Operational Plans 07/16/2003National
Questions & Answers Can you help me write a written plan for rigging and material handling? 10/05/2009National
Policies Comprehensive Safety And Health Policies  National
Questions & Answers Does OSHA require a Health and Safety policy to be written? 01/29/2019National
Interpretations Employer's responsibility to protect employees from workplace hazards through appropriate hazard control methods.[1910.106; 1910.106(b)(6); 1910.1000] 10/30/2003National
Questions & Answers For which standards does OSHA require written procedures? 08/18/2017National
Questions & Answers I have a question regarding Forklift Operation Policy/Plan. Is it okay to have a different set of disciplinary actions/procedure for temporary employees and full time employees? 08/10/2015National
Guidance Documents IIPP for High Hazard Workplaces - Tips and Considerations (All Jurisdictions)  National
Guidance Documents IIPP for Low Hazard Workplaces - Tips and Considerations (All Jurisdictions)  National
Plans Injury and Illness Prevention Plan - High Hazard (All Jurisdictions)  National
Plans Injury and Illness Prevention Plan - Low Hazard (All Jurisdictions)  National
Questions & Answers Is there a template form that I can use for the new I2P2 standard that Osha is coming out with ? 10/13/2010National
Guidance Documents Model Plans and Programs for the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communications Standards  National
Guidance Documents OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Programs  National
Policies Program Evaluation  National
Guidance Documents Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs  National
Guidance Documents Required EHS Plans  National
Regulatory Analysis Safety Plans  National
Cartoons Safety Plans (JPG)  National
Guidance Documents Safety Plans webinar  National
Questions & Answers What is the OSHA reg regarding when a company has to have a written safety plan? 05/01/2014National
Questions & Answers Where can I get an example of a Safety Manual and what could be in it?- 01/20/2014National
Interpretations Whether written programs may be kept solely in an electronic format [1910.146(c)(4); 1910.1030(c)(1)(i); 1910.1030(c)(1)(iii); 1910.1200(e)(1); 1910.1200(e)(4)] 09/16/2008National
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