Steps to a Safe Workplace

Follow these basic steps to create a safe workplace for your employees:

Step 1

Follow WISHA's Safety and Health Core Rules.

Step 2

Build a safety program.

Step 3

Display the required Labor & Industries (L&I) posters.

Step 4:

Find other rules that apply to your workplace such as:

  • Industry specific rules like Agriculture, Logging, Construction, or Sawmills.
  • Hazard specific rules such as Confined Spaces.
  • Machine specific rules such as Portable Power Tools or Machine Safety.

Note: For small non-manufacturing businesses, the Safety & Health Core Rules may cover everything you need.

Step 5

Find other programs that apply to your workplace.

Step 6

Get required L&I certifications and licenses.

Step 7

Request assistance, if needed, from L&I.


For more information

Consult these resources to help you with the basics:

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