Federal OSHA Directives
December 10, 1999—On a multi-employer worksite, more than one employer may be citable for a hazardous condition that violates an OSHA standard. This revision continues OSHA's existing policy but gives clearer and more detailed guidance, including new examples explaining when citations should and should not be issued to exposing, creating, correcting, and controlling employers.
This document describes OSHA's policy towards multi-employer worksites with regard to control established by contract, by a combination of other contract rights, without explicit contract authority, and other controlling employers including architects, engineers, designers, and other entities.
May 23, 2011—Employee participation is a key element of any successful SMS. It is the intent of this program that all employees will participate in all aspects including reporting hazards, incidents, and injury/illness without fear of reprisal. This instruction establishes a Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) employees.
April 22, 2011—This Instruction constitutes OSHA's general enforcement policies and procedures manual for use by the field offices in conducting inspections, issuing citations and proposing penalties.