Manufacturing and General Industry

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Jan 2016

E-Facts: Safe Maintenance: Working with contractors and subcontractors (PDF)

Depending on the work environment and activity performed, maintenance workers are exposed to a variety of hazards and risk factors. Some of these risk factors affect the health of workers mainly in the long term, while others are the cause of work accidents.

(European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
May 2015

Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Compressed Gas Safety (PDF)

The fact sheet provided by Oregon OSHA has been updated, and includes information on safe handling and use, general industrial requirements and more.

(Oregon OSHA)
Mar 2013

2012 OSHA General Industry Digest (PDF)

This publication provides a general overview of standards-related topics. Material contained in this publication is in the public domain and may be reproduced, fully or partially, without permission. Source credit is requested but not required.

Nov 2011

WorkSafe BC Videos: Supervision in Manufacturing

Supervisors in manufacturing are often unaware that they are responsible for their workers' safety. These two videos (one on slips and falls; one on guards and lockout) help supervisors learn what they need to do to ensure the safety of their workers, as they take an active role in stopping the occurrence of incidents.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Oct 2011

Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Compressed air piping systems (PDF)

This fact sheet describes requirements for the safe design and use of compressed air piping systems.

(Oregon OSHA)
Feb 2011

Oregon OSHA initiates emphasis on amputations (PDF)

Starting this month, the agency will focus more on inspections of job sites with machinery, equipment, and processes that cause amputations and job sites where amputations have occurred in the past.

(Oregon OSHA)
Dec 2010

Green Job Hazards

Green jobs are being defined broadly as jobs that help to improve the environment. These jobs also create opportunities to help revitalize the economy and get people back to work. Green jobs do not necessarily mean that they are safe jobs. Workers in the green industries may face hazards that are commonly known in workplaces -- such as falls, confined spaces, electrical, fire, and other similar hazards. These hazards may be new to many workers who are moving into fast- growing green industries.

Sep 2010

Maintenance and OSH - A statistical picture

The Factsheet, provided by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, reports that EUROSTAT data from five EU countries indicate that at least 15-20% of all accidents and 10-15% of all fatal accidents are related to maintenance operations (in 2006).

(European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
Feb 2008

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Prevention and Control of Hazards - Industrial Ventilation

This document, provided by CCOHS, is an introduction to industrial ventilation.

Jun 2007

WorkSafe BC: Safety in Manufacturing - Ergonomics

These worksheets can be used as a guide to identify and control ergonomic risk factors commonly found in the manufacturing industry. This site also provides access to the manufacturing safety portal of WorkSafe BC.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Jan 2005

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Hazardous and Toxic Substances.

Hazardous and toxic substances can be defined as those chemicals present in the workplace which are capable of causing harm. In this definition, the term chemicals includes dusts, mixtures, and common materials such as paints, fuels, and solvents. OSHA currently regulates exposure to approximately 400 substances

Jan 2005

NIOSH Safety and Health Topics

Each page listed at this site provides information on a specific occupational safety and health topic.

Jan 2005

General Industry Safety Talks

Brief one-page safety reminder tips on over two hundred topics relevant to non-construction industries.

(Toolbox Topics)
Jan 2005

OSHA Assistance for General Industry

General Industries are all industries not included in Maritime or Construction. General Industry is regulated by General Industry Standards, Directives, and Interpretation and Compliance Letters.