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Occupational Safety Resources

Looking for more information? Here’s the place to find it. Scroll down the page to view links to various organizations and agencies (federal, state and local) that can provide you with additional resources to make your workplace as safe as possible.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA is a federal agency that sets standards and regulates workplace environments so that workers are protected from harm, injury and illness.

In Case of Emergency: Contact OSHA by calling 1-800-321-OSHA

OSHA regulations that apply to our healthcare workforce can be found in the General Industry Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR 1910.

OSHA Regulations that Impact Healthcare Environments:

Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 
Hazard Communication Standard 
Respiratory Protection Standard 
Occupational Noise Exposure Standard 
Lockout / Tagout (Electrical Safety) Standards 
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 
Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes (Working Surfaces Standards) 
Personal Protective Equipment Standards 

Contact OSHA

Workers in Pennsylvania and Delaware:

OSHA Region 3 Philadelphia Area Office
Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-861-4900 (Complaint local hotline: 215-861-4908)
Fax: 215-861-4904

Workers in New Jersey:

OSHA Region 2
201 Varick Street, Room 670
New York, New York 10014
Phone: 212-337-2378
Fax: 212-337-2371

New Jersey Workers who are under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Plan may contact the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) for safety concerns at 609-633-3896. If you have questions or concerns regarding health hazards in the workplace, contact the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) at 609-984-1863.

Other Safety & Health Resources

National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH is a US federal agency that works hand-in-hand with OSHA to research workplace hazards and publish about best practices.  They advise OSHA about many standards to best protect workers. They also approve respiratory protection equipment and much, much more.

Pennsylvania Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety (BOIS)

BOIS is the Pennsylvania state agency that sets and enforces safety standards related to asbestos and lead occupations, boilers, building construction, elevators, flammable and combustible liquid, and liquefied and petroleum gas.

Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety & Health (PhilaPOSH)

PhilaPOSH is an organization of unions, and health and legal professionals that work towards safer workplaces and assisting injured workers in obtaining their legal rights. They are an educational, consulting and political action organization that works not only in the healthcare field, but in every workplace in Philadelphia.

PhilaPOSH was instrumental in envisioning and initiating the Health Workers Working Health training program at the District 1199C Training Fund, and we are very grateful for their continuing support and participation.