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No. While employees have the right to a work environment free of recognized, serious safety hazards according to the General Duty Clause, it has always been up to the employer to design ways to meet this requirement. No general industry regulation ever required employers to specifically “manage” all hazards to ensure compliance with OSHA standards and the General Duty Clause. However, such a program is recommended.
Note that some state-plan states may require some type of safety and health program and call the program by a different name, such as injury and illness prevention program or accident prevention program.
Also note that this program is not to be confused with the HAZWOPER safety and health program, which is required at 29 CFR 1910.120.