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OSHA Fact Sheets Address Tracking Metrics, Investigating Potential Hazards
OSHA released two new fact sheets intended to explain the importance of tracking metrics and investigating potential hazards to prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. OSHA and EPA collaborated to develop the first fact sheet (PDF), which summarizes the significance of root cause analysis during incident investigation and briefly describes requirements for OSHA’s process safety management and EPA’s risk management programs. The publication also includes information on how to conduct a root cause analysis, the benefits of root cause analysis for employers, and tools that employers can use to conduct a root cause analysis.
OSHA’s second fact sheet, “The Use of Metrics in Process Safety Management (PSM) Facilities” (PDF), provides employers with examples of metrics that are tracked by facilities enrolled in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The fact sheet discusses how and what metrics are tracked by VPP facilities.
A full list of OSHA’s publications is available on the agency's website.
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