OSHA is recognizing Safe + Sound Week on August 10-16.
This week is designated to emphasize the importance of having a safety program, celebrate safe work practices and offer ideas on how to create or revamp a program. You can find out more about OSHA’s initiative here: www.osha.gov/safeandsound.
What is a safety and health program?
A safety and health program is a proactive way to manage hazards in the workplace to prevent injuries and illnesses. No matter where your business is on safety and health, initiating a program or energizing an existing one using any of the below approaches can help you take a step in the right direction.
Why have a program?
Safety is good for business! A formal written safety program serves as a framework for systematically detecting and correcting safety hazards and preventing OSHA violations. It also provides ways to remedy other risks not covered by OSHA standards. Protect workers from injury and illness, improve compliance with laws and regulations, lower injury and illness expenses, enhance social responsibility goals, reduce absenteeism and turnover, increase productivity, educate and empower workers, improve the quality of the job being performed, reduce worker compensation premiums, enhance overall business operations, increase productivity, educate and empower workers, improve the quality of the job being performed, reduce worker compensation premiums and enhance overall business operations.
An effective safety program will include these core elements:
Management leadership, worker participation, hazard identification and assessment, hazard prevention and control, education and training, program evaluation and implementation, and communication and coordination. Employers are advised and encouraged to institute and maintain a program that provides adequate systematic policies, procedures, and practices to protect their employees from, and allow them to recognize, job-related safety and health hazards.
At SFI, we can create a NEW written safety program.
SFI Compliance creates custom OSHA-compliant written safety programs for companies in Colorado, Texas and nationwide. Our experienced safety consultants will do a comprehensive interview to determine the elements necessary to create a successful safety program for your operation. All of our safety programs are customized to meet the needs of your business.
We can also REVIEW or REVISE your existing written safety program.
If your company has an existing safety program that you feel works well, we will review this program to determine if it meets the current OSHA requirements and industry standards.
Don’t let another day go by before creating or revising the written safety program for your company!
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