Safety Bulletin Board (Bulletin Board)

Photo courtesy of L&I. Safety bulletin board.  Setting up a bulletin board, even if it's not required in your workplace, is a great way to improve communication and safety awareness

Setting up a bulletin board, even if it's not required in your workplace, is a great way to improve communication and safety awareness.

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In most industries with 8 or more workers, safety bulletin boards are required for most workplaces in Washington State. A safety bulletin board is an effective way of communicating safety required information and other safety related materials. Make sure the safety bulletin board is large enough to post workplace posters and information such as the following:

  • Safety bulletins, newsletters, and posters.
  • Accident statistics such as your OSHA 300A summary (required to post Feb. 1 – April 30).
  • Citations and notices (post for 3 working days or until all violations are corrected).
  • Appeal of citations and notices (until appeal is resolved).
  • Other safety educational materials.
  • Emergency phone numbers.

Although some information is required to stay posted on your safety bulletin board, encourage employees to return periodically by adding new safety educational materials available free from L&I, such as posters or safety tips, and also update your safety bulletin board with the latest information.

If your workforce includes non-English speaking employees, be sure to also post information in their language.

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