Preventing Injuries & Illnesses
Every employer in Washington State is required to create a written Accident Prevention Program (APP) to address the safety and health hazards found in their workplace. Many employers consider their APP as their cornerstone safety program.
Identifying hazards is the first step to creating an APP. Resources, like the Job Hazard Analysis or the Workplace Hazard Basics course, are available to help you with that task. Other tools include program templates that require customizing in order to meet requirements.
Depending on the hazards in your workplace, you may also need to create additional safety programs.
An APP will help you prevent costly workplace injuries and keep workers working.
SAMPLE APP TEMPLATES:
For most businesses, the General Industry or Small Business APP should meet the needs for you to comply with the APP requirements:
General Industry APP English
General Industry APP Spanish
Small Business APP
If your business has workers who work outside during May through September, you may also need to document your safety plan (see Outdoor Heat Exposure requirements for more info). You can use this template:
Outdoor Heat APP addendum
In addition, we also have sample templates for specific industries, which may have industry-specific requirements.
Agriculture APP English
Agriculture APP Spanish
Construction APP English
Construction APP Spanish
Restaurant Industry APP
Restaurant Industry APP Spanish
If your specific industry isn't listed, use the General Industry APP English and change the title.
Rules Accident Prevention Program (most employers) (WAC 296-800-140) Construction APP (WAC 296-155-110) Agriculture APP (WAC 296-307, Part B) Fire Fighters APP (WAC 296-305-01505) Logging APP (WAC 296-54-515) Outdoor Heat Exposure (addendum to APP) WAC 296-62-09539
VIDEOS, TRAININGS, PREVENTION:
Job Safety Analysis : Pro-Active Planning (English/Spanish)
Hazard Identification - Understanding Hazard Controls (YouTube-OSHA)
OSHA Introduction to the Job Hazard Analysis (YouTube-OSHA)
Three Core Elements of a Safety + Health Program (YouTube-US Dept. of Labor)
Training Materials Self-paced (Right-click on "Editable Version" and choose "Save link/target as...")
Accident Prevention Program (APP), Editable Version
Job Hazard Analysis PowerPoint, Editable Version
Safety & Health Worksite Inspection Checklist - Module 1, Editable Version
Safety & Health Worksite Inspection Checklist - Module 2, Editable Version
Safety & Health Worksite Inspection Checklist - Module 3, Editable Version
Workplace Hazard Basics
Publications, Handouts, Checklists, Sample Programs
A Guide to Workplace Safety and Health in Washington State (English)(F416-132-000)
A Guide to Workplace Safety and Health in Washington State (Spanish)(F416-132-999)