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Want to know if your insurance company is any good?  Go here to visit AM Best
Here is where you can find your NAICS code. 
How is my work comp mod calculated?  NCCI has great resources.
Safety Resources from Guardian Fall Protection


OSHA Website Links
NIOSH Website Links
Safety Websites
State Workers' Comp Websites

OSHA Website Links
The OSHA website is an extremely useful tool that is filled with safety reference material and compliance assistance. Below are just a few direct links to sections of the OSHA website. 

OSHA (Spanish) 
OSHA Fatality Notification Requirements *
OSHA Order Publications 
OSHA Record Keeping (including 300 Log) 
Compliance Assistance Quick Start 
eTools—Electronic Products for Compliance Assistance 
Safety and Health Topics—In-depth information on numerous topics 
Standard Interpretations

* Notify OSHA within eight (8) hours after the Death of any employee from a work-related incident, or Hospitalization of three or more employees from the same incident. You must report by telephone to 1-800-321-OSHA (6748) or in person to the nearest OSHA office.

NIOSH Websites and Flyers
NIOSH-CDC Order Publications 
NIOSH Workplace Solutions Publications 
NIOSH Publication Descriptions 
NIOSH Fact Sheets 
Browse Occupational Safety & Health Topics 

Safety Websites 
American Society of Safety Engineers 
Center for Disease Control 
CPWR - Center for Construction Research & Training with assistance from NIOSH (Construction Solutions)
Construction Safety Council - offers training, advice and health resources
EHS Today - Construction news and updates on industry law
EKU OSHA Training Institute Education Center 
Employee Wellness eLearning Courses (Patient Handling) 
Florida Safety Council 
Free Training 
Georgia Tech Occupational Safety & Health Program—OSHA 
Incidence Rate Calculator and Comparison Tool 
National Agricultural Safety Database 
National/State Poster Requirements 
National Fire Protection Association 
National Safety Council 
Mesothelioma (lung cancer from Asbestos exposure)
OhioBWC (Safety videos) 
Red Cross 
Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC) 
Safety.Cat.Com (Caterpillar) 
Safety Compliance Center—Forklift Certification and Safety Training
Safety for Home Builders - resources, training materials and news updates

3M Health and Safety Services eTools 
Toro Landscape Maintenance Equipment 
The Disaster Handbook, National Edition 
USF Safety Florida Consultation Program 
Borrow Safety Videos 
West Virginia University Extension Service
Work Safe BC 
Multimedia (Slide shows and videos) 
Safety at Work 
Small Business Safety Calculator
Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission 
Florida Dept. of Financial Services/Division of Workers' Compensation 
Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation 
Kentucky Office of Workers' Claims 
Kentucky Department of Labor 
Louisiana Office of Workers' Compensation Administration 
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission 
North Carolina Industrial Commission 
North Carolina Department of Labor 
South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission 
South Carolina Department of Labor - OSHA Voluntary Programs 
Tennessee Workers' Compensation Division 
Texas Department of Insurance
Capital Safety
Home Hazards - interactive site for information on home safety

Home Building and Saftey Regulations -

OSHA Regulations

OSHA Interpretations

OSHA Compliance Directives

General Construction Safety and Health

50 Most Frequently Cited Standards

General Construction eTools from OSHA – A good starting place for construction safety. eTools are electronic Compliance Assistance Tools which provide guidance information for the development of a comprehensive safety and health program. Therefore, they include elements which go beyond specific OSHA mandates, such as recommendations for good industry practice. 

Construction Safety: Choice or Chance – A 15 minute video which highlights the four leading causes of fatalities on construction sites and stresses the responsibility for safety as a joint effort of government, management, and employees. (April 2000)

Electronic Library of Construction Safety and Health – Excellent Resource for all construction safety issues

Designations for General Industry Standards Incorporated Into Body of Construction Standards

Overview for Subpart C – General Safety and Health Provisions

Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

Construction Focused Inspections Initiative

Concrete and Masonry

Silica Advisor – Cutting of concrete and other masonry materials can release airborne silica, a significant respiratory hazard

Confined Spaces

UF Confined Spaces Policy  Applies to all work performed by UF staff and students

OSHA – Construction Confined Spaces

Cranes, Derricks, Hoists

Crane Safety for the Site Superintendent – This 8 minute video discusses some of the hazards and risks involved in crane operations. It identifies information project managers should be familiar with if cranes are operating on their site. (1992)

Sling Angle Information from Crosby


Ground Fault Protection on Construction Sites – This 14 minute video provides information about shock and electrocution hazards and how these can be reduced through proper grounding. (1982)

Fall Protection

What’s the Fall Distance – This 22 minute video introduces fall distance calculations for personal fall arrest systems. Topics covered include anchor points, lanyard types, lanyard reach and various harness types. (July, 1998)

 Note: OSHA 1926.501(b)(2)(i) states: Each employee who is constructing a leading edge 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above lower levels shall be protected from falling by guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems. Exception: When the employer can demonstrate that it is infeasible or creates a greater hazard to use these systems, the employer shall develop and implement a fall protection plan which meets the requirements of paragraph (k) of 1926.502. OSHA further states: “There is a presumption that it is feasible and will not create a greater hazard to implement at least one of the above-listed fall protection systems. Accordingly, the employer has the burden of establishing that it is appropriate to implement a fall protection plan which complies with 1926.502(k) for a particular workplace situation, in lieu of implementing any of those systems.”

Hazard Communication

UF Hazard Communication Program

MSDS Links

Documentation for IDLH Concentrations

Hot Work – Welding and Cutting

Hot work shall be carried out in accordance with OSHA and NFPA 51B. It includes: grinding, powder-driven fasteners, hot riveting, and similar applications producing a spark, flame, or heat

UF Hot Work Supervisor’s Role

UF Hot Work Policy

UF Hot Work Permit

Welding, Cutting and Brazing Main OSHA Resource Page

Welding and Cutting – OSHA Overview Sheet

Lockout Tagout (LOTO)

UF Lockout/Tagout Policy   Applies to all work performed by UF staff and students

OSHA LOTO eTools   Good Interactive Training Reference


A scaffold is defined as an elevated, temporary work platform. There are three basic types of scaffolds:

 Supported scaffolds, which consist of one or more platforms supported by rigid, load bearing members, such as poles, legs, frames, outriggers, etc.

Suspended scaffolds, which are one or more platforms suspended by ropes or other non-rigid, overhead support.

Other scaffolds, principally manlifts, personnel hoists, etc., which are sometimes thought of as vehicles or machinery, but can be regarded as another type of supported scaffold.

Common Hazards Associated With All Scaffolds

Falls from elevation, due to lack of fall protection;

Collapse of the scaffold, caused by instability or overloading;

Being struck by falling tools, work materials, or debris; and

Electrocution, principally due to proximity of the scaffold to overhead power lines.

OSHA Scaffolding eTools is a useful tool to understand scaffolding systems and requirements.

Traffic Control

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices 2000 Edition serves as the standard for work on UF roads

Trenching and Excavations

OSHA Technical Manual – Hazard Recognition in Trenching and Shoring