Emap - Environment Management & Assistance Program

a program of SBDC Pennsylvania

Worker Health and Safety

All businesses must comply with the regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).

Issues related to worker health and safety affect every business. The following are the most frequently cited OSHA standards. Click on the associated links to find additional information:

In Pennsylvania, small businesses can receive free assistance with their health and safety needs through the OSHA Consultation Program located a the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  CLICK HERE for more information.

2012 changes to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard include:

  • Hazard classification: Provides specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards
  • Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category
  • Safety Data Sheets: Will now have a specified 16-section format
  • Information and training: Employers are required to train workers by December 1, 2013 on the new labels elements and safety data sheets format

OSHA Consultation Program

The OSHA Consultation Program at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers no-cost compliance assistance with health and safety issues.

CLICK HERE for more information.