Safety Committees for Cities

Informational Memo

Published: November 18, 2020

Safety Committees for Cities
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See accompanying model documents below.

This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

City obligations under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and how to meet them. How to develop an employee health and safety committee, including participating in League Regional Safety Groups (RSG). Use of safety surveys, job hazard analysis (JHA), and self-inspections. Developing a Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction (AWAIR) program. Use and training on personal protective equipment and material safety data sheets (MSDS, SDS). Addressing lockout, tagout and confined space work policies. Use of personal protective equipment.  Conducting employee accident investigations and what records to keep.

Use these model documents with the discussion on “Safety Committees for Cities”: