Written safety programs are vital to the success of your company and your employees.
A written safety program is a document that describes the process for identifying physical and health hazards that could harm workers, procedures to prevent accidents, and steps to take when accidents occur. It is designed to communicate the expectations and requirements to all of your employees and subcontractors.
SFI Compliance will work with you to either write a new safety program, or review and revise your company’s existing written safety program to ensure it meets OSHA standards and requirements.
The benefits of a written safety 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.
A written safety plan will help your business:
- 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
All of our safety programs meet OSHA standards and requirements.
SFI Compliance follows OSHA-recommended practices when writing or revising a program. Our OSHA written safety programs in both English and Spanish promote a company’s work safety rules and employee training guidelines, so you can feel confident you are providing a safe environment for all of your employees and subcontractors!
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
- 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. Find out more about these OSHA Recommended Practices.
Safety is everyone's job.
A written safety program is the blueprint for keeping your workers safe. As an employer, you are responsible for the well-being and safety of your employees. To some, this is obvious: you ensure that your employees have the right equipment, that safety procedures are in place with a comprehensive safety program, and that they know what to do in a dangerous situation. This may seem like a daunting task to others. Contact us today to get started.
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.
All of our written safety programs come with training on how to use and enforce what we create.
A safety program is only successful when all employees have been fully trained and have a clear understanding of the program. We will train management on how to properly implement their new Safety Program.
Education and training provide employers, managers, supervisors, and workers with the tools they need to work safely. Our programs also include subcontractor management, if necessary.
We 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 and successful approach to workplace safety. Contact us today to get started!
We can REVIEW and 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.
Once our review is complete, we will provide a proposal to revise and improve your current program. If you have a safety program that has worked for your company, it may be best to revise it rather than scrap it and start over. Our safety consultant will discuss both options with you upon completion of our review.
Don't let another day go by before creating or revising the written safety program for your company!