Supervisors guide

Browse these resources to find the tools you need to create and maintain a safe workplace. This page is designed for supervisors, but anyone interested in safety leadership will find it helpful.

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about safety leadership. Start here:

Safety communication 

50 ways supervisors communicate safety is a great list for safety leadership ideas. [PDF]

What's your communication style and how is it helping, or hindering, workplace safety? [PDF]   [Spanish]

Oregon law requires employers to create a safety committee or hold regular safety meetings. Our safety committee page will show you how to get the most from your meetings.

The bulleted lists below contain small sections of the corresponding document for easier access and digestibility. Please click the first link under each subhead if you want to read the document in its entirety.

Hazard identification

Use these tools to document workplace hazards and eliminate, reduce, or manage risk:   

Controlling hazards

Learn about the hierarchy of controls, with practical advice for putting them into practice.


These training aids can help you navigate the risk management process.


Observe and stop unsafe behavior before an injury happens.

Employer safety and health program self-assessment

Use these checklists to gauge the effectiveness of your safety efforts.

Business Case for Safety and Health (OSHA)

This page offers several resources to help businesses calculate the costs of workplace injuries to make a case for investing in safety and health. It includes a link to the $afety Pays Program, which shows how much profit a company would have to generate to overcome the cost of one injury.

Video library

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  • Accident causes and prevention: identifying unsafe acts | BEHAVIOR-12
    11 minutes | Most workplace accidents are caused by unsafe acts on the part of empl … Read more
  • Don't bet on it! | BEHAVIOR-14
    | By bypassing or ignoring safety rules and procedures, some employees a … Read more
  • Don't bet your life on unsafe acts | BEHAVIOR-11
    14 minutes | This new safety awareness program is really becoming popular. It shows … Read more
  • I chose to look the other way | COMM-04 (English) COMM-05 (Spanish)
    | This DVD dramatically tells a story of an employee who failed to speak … Read more
  • Proactive safety attitudes: looking out for number one | BEHAVIOR-04 (English/Spanish/Portuguese/French)
    15 minutes | This training video underscores the importance of safety equipment and … Read more
  • Proactive safety attitudes: target zero! | BEHAVIOR-05 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    16 minutes | Narrated by Buzz Aldrin. Video shows the evolution of changing our bel … Read more
  • Proactive safety: the self-inspection | BEHAVIOR-02 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    15 minutes | This valuable program teaches employees to stay safe by keeping an eye … Read more
  • Safety attitudes: food for thought | BEHAVIOR-09
    15 minutes | This DVD uses the conversations between a diner owner and his customer … Read more
  • Safety: It's your responsibility | BEHAVIOR-06
    | In this short, but effective, program, viewers will realize that our a … Read more
  • A million excuses | BEHAVIOR-13
    10 minutes | This training safety video strikes a blow to the heart of complacency. … Read more
  • What would you say? | BEHAVIOR-1
    15 minutes | This video features three potentially hazardous workplace incidents in … Read more
  • Remember Charlie | BEHAVIOR-8
    57 Minutes | In 1980, shortcuts at work nearly cost Charlie Morecraft his life when … Read more
  • Workplace safety 101: a guide for new employees | GENSAFE-26
    35 minutes | This video gives new employees the tools to develop solid safety habit … Read more
  • Safety orientation: on alert | GENSAFE-45 (English/Spanish)
    24 minutes | This innovative program allows you to choose the new-employee training … Read more
  • Safety leadership for everyone | MGMTSAFE-4
    23 minutes | Safety professional Tom Harvey discusses the traits that make a good s … Read more
  • New employee safety and orientation training | MGMTSAFE-6
    13 minutes | Designed to help new employees acclimate to workplace safety and OSHA … Read more


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