Not sure about laws on this but it is my opinion that you could, With a little help from searching the INTERNET you can come up with lots of material. Put you a file together with things like,
MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets). What are they; How to read them; Where should they be. and so on.
Ladder safety, How to set up ladder to OSHA regulation, how high should they reach above the edge of roof; can they be set up on steps; and so on.
Bottles, What kind to use, how to label each bottle, and so on.
Electrical cords, When are they considered in a condition that is usable and when are they not, when should they be grounded, and so on.
Hazardous, When to make sure job site is safe, how to prevent accidents by use of signs and markers, and so on.
PPE-(personal protection equipment) How to use ear plugs, safety glasses, when can you use respirator and so on .
Other discussions may be, First Aid, Emergency Contacts, Mixing hazards of chemicals, and so on.
After putting together a booklet with plenty of info , have a class for your employees. Open discussion. Give them a test a end of class. They do not have to pass it but should and you can help them with questions as they take test. Have each employee sign paper showing they participated in the class. Keep records with all test and signatures. Pay them for their time. Have snacks and drinks available. Make it a fun and learning experience. Safety is important. Update with new employees and give the class to everyone yearly. You now have a safety program in place. My payroll company does our saftey classes as part of our fee. You can hire someone to do classes for you that might even be OSHA Certified but it cost.
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2008 22:51:59 GMT -5 by logan5127