Communication with employees is vital to the success of any workplace…
A Written Safety Program is designed to communicate the expectations and requirements for your supervisors and employees. SFI will work with you to either write a brand new program for your company or review and revise your company’s existing program. The main goal of safety programs is to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, as well as the suffering and financial hardship these events can cause for workers, their families, and employers.
Brand New Program:
We can provide Written Safety Programs specific to your business needs. These programs will communicate the safety requirements of your workplace to all employees. All programs come with training on how to use and enforce the program. The safety programs will also include subcontractor management if necessary. Our consultants will interview you to determine the needed elements for a successful safety program for your operations and customize the program to meet your needs. Our programs use a proactive approach to managing workplace safety and health. Traditional approaches are often reactive—meaning that problems are addressed only after a worker is injured or becomes sick, a new standard or regulation is published, or an outside inspection finds a problem that must be fixed. We follow the OSHA recommended practices which recognize that finding and fixing hazards before they cause injury or illness is a far more effective approach.
Review of Existing Program:
If your company has an existing program that you feel works very well, we will review this program to determine if it meets the current OSHA requirements and industry standards. Once a review is complete we will also provide a proposal to revise your program. If you have a safety program that has worked for your company, it may be best to revise this rather than scrap it and start over. Our consultants will discuss both options upon completion of the review.
OSHA Recommended Practices for Safety Programs
As mentioned above we follow the OSHA recommended practices for safety programs. Employers will find that implementing these recommended practices also brings other benefits. Safety programs help businesses:
Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
Improve compliance with laws and regulations
Reduce costs, including significant reductions in workers’ compensation premiums
Enhance their social responsibility goals
Increase productivity and enhance overall business operations