The administrative manual for voluntary OSHA programs in industry is presented. Purposes of the Accreditation Commission for OSHA are summarized. These include establishing standards that will protect employees and the public against hazards in the work place, conducting surveys and accreditation programs that encourage safety and removal of hazards in the work place, and recognizing successful attempts in improving the work environment by awarding Certificates of Involvement. Components of the accreditation program are described. These include an application form, a self appraisal kit, a program manual, a program registration form, and an accreditation survey. Procedures for appealing accreditation decisions are discussed. Member organizations of the Board of Commissioners, and the selection and duties of the commissioners are discussed. The selection and functions of the Director of the Accreditation Commission are described. Duties of the Appeals Hearing Board, Criteria and Policy Development Committee, and Accreditation Committee are presented. The duties of the evaluation staff, surveyors, and consultants are examined.
NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare