free safety manual

Free Safety Manual

free safety manual

Download any free safety manual pieces you need to start building your safety plan.

Thanks for visiting our site. Feel free to ask us any questions about OSHA-related matters. Although a custom safety manual is not free, please browse our site and gather any free information you need to build it yourself.

You will need a current version of Adobe Acrobat and/or have a program to uncompress certain files. We recommend either; WinRar7zip or winzip . Please reach out to us if you have difficulty with any downloads. We are happy to send them to you directly.

toolbox talksToolbox Talks / Tailgate Safety Meetings

These toolbox topics are intended for use of on-the-job safety training and meetings to educate employees about potential hazards and work-related injuries and illnesses. You should record all safety meetings and keep them in the employee’s file.

80 topics are included in both English and Spanish. They may be viewed and printed as is or they may be customized with your company’s name and address.

Users with Microsoft Word have the further capability to modify the text of the meetings themselves, to make allowance for local conditions, for example, or to make specific reference to a new piece of equipment or a new technique or practice.

Download Tailgate Safety Meetings


OSHA’s Small Business Handbook

Rather build it yourself? If you’re looking for a safety manual template, a good place to start is with OSHA’s small business handbook.

This handbook is provided to owners, proprietors, and managers of small businesses by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor. Assuming that you are committed to safe and healthful work practices, OSHA wants to work with you to prevent all losses.

We believe that, when you make job safety and health a real part of your everyday operations, you will not lose in the long run. Investing in safety and health activity now will better enable you to avoid possible losses in the future.

This is meant to guide you through setting and implementing your policies. It is not a replacement for an IIPP or Safety Manual.


Every California employer must establish, implement and maintain a written IIPP (Injury and Illness Prevention Program). A written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should be the foundation for all of your other safety and health programs and is required for every workplace regulated under title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (T8 CCR). A copy must be maintained at each workplace or at a central worksite if the employer has non-fixed worksites. This document is meant to be used as a tool to help you develop your plan.

Download CAL OSHA’s IIPP Model –  PDF

OSHA Construction Safety Handbook

The construction industry involves many types of work activities covered by numerous regulations.

Summarizes safety requirements from T8 CCR that apply to the construction industry. It is not meant to be either a substitute for or a legal interpretation of the occupational safety and health regulations in T8 CCR

This is meant to be used as a tool, it is not meant to be used in place of your IIPP and/or safety manual.


Download Construction Safety Handbook –  PDF

Heat Illness Prevention

Outdoor workers who are exposed to hot and humid conditions are at risk of heat-related illness. The risk of heat-related illness becomes greater as the weather gets hotter and more humid. This situation is particularly serious when hot weather arrives suddenly early in the season before workers have had a chance to adapt to warm weather.

FED OSHA does not have a specific standard that covers working in hot environments. Nonetheless, under the OSH Act, employers have a duty to protect workers from recognized serious hazards in the workplace, including heat-related hazards.

This guide helps employers and worksite supervisors prepare and implement hot weather plans. It explains how to use the heat index to determine when extra precautions are needed at a worksite to protect workers from environmental contributions to heat-related illness.

Workers performing strenuous activity, workers using heavy or non-breathable protective clothing, and workers who are new to an outdoor job need additional precautions beyond those warranted by heat index alone.

Download Heat Stress Training Guide

Download Heat Illness Prevention Training Slides

heat illness training

OSHA 300 LogOSHA 300 Log

All employers required to maintain the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 300 Logs for workplace injuries and illnesses must post their 2013 annual summary by February 1, 2014, utilizing the annual summary form (form 300A). you can get this form on the OSHA website at You need to do this even if you don’t have recordable illness or injury.

OSHA 300 Log

training plan templateTraining Plan Template

This sample employee training plan template is provided to assist you as an employer in developing a program tailored to your own operation.  This is not a complete system. We encourage employers to copy, expand, modify and change the sample as necessary to accomplish this.

Training Plan Template

Safety SignageSafety Signs

Dozens of Safety Signs. All signage is viewable and printable via Acrobat Reader. Signs must be clear and legible and should be used to identify actions that are prohibited (eg no access), safeguards that must be followed (eg ear protection must be worn), warning of a hazard (eg corrosive material) and to direct toward fire exits/equipment or first-aid equipment. You should avoid using too many signs which may cause confusion. Click and download however many you need for your business!

Safety Signage

Self Inspection ChecklistSelf Inspection Checklist

Regular site safety inspections using site-specific checklists keep the workplace safe by identifying and correcting hazards in the workplace. Inspection frequency depends on the hazard level of the workplace; sites may need checks at every shift, daily, quarterly or annually. Document the inspection observations, identified hazards, and the corrective actions taken.

Download Self Inspection Checklist

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