Intervention Tools

Using the appropriate tool makes for a more effective intervention

Immediate Impact: Prevention of illnesses, environmental impacts, injuries, and/or death. It provides an opportunity to stop and reassess the plan of action.
Long-term Impact: Improved individual and company culture and reduced incident rates.

Expectations from the OSH Act of 1970

The General Duty Clause of the United States Occupational Safety and Health Act (Federal OSHA) states:

  • 29 U.S.C. § 654, 5(a)1: Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”
  • 29 U.S.C. § 654, 5(a)2: Each employer shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this act.
  • 29 U.S.C. § 654, 5(b): Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct.