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​Program Requirements

Program Requirements Guide: All agency workplace safety and health programs must include 15 mandatory program elements. This guide explains all 15 mandatory program elements (A through O) in detail.
Agency Workplace Safety and Health Manual: contains template policies, procedures, and forms to help agencies address each mandatory program element.


Agencies must include protocols in their safety and health programs if they have exposure to specific hazards. Each protocol must be reviewed to determine whether it applies or not. If applicable, the following guides detail the minimum requirements to address and develop the programs.  The P Element Overview provides an explanation of the use of the protocol requirement guides.