OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have collaborated to issue an updated workplace safety and health handbook for small businesses.  The Small Business Safety and Health Handbookhighlights the benefits of implementing an effective safety and health program, provides self-inspection checklists for employers to identify workplace hazards, and reviews workplace safety and health resources for small businesses.

The self-inspection checklists are designed to help general industry employers identify workplace hazards and where to take action to make their workplaces safer and more healthful for their employees.  Employers can use the checklists in several ways, including printing them out and filling them out by hand, or entering information in the fillable PDF forms and then saving the checklists or printing them out.