SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONNAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
Safety Manager, Inspector, Consultant
WHY IS SAFETY IMPORTANT?
WHY ARE DAILY SAFETY INSPECTIONS NECESSARY?
A serious accident or fatality can cost a company tens of thousands to over a million dollars.
It can cause your insurance to go up, loose bids for new jobs and make it hard to find good workers that have faith and trust in your company.
You will loose money in man hours lost, medical bills, fines and law suites.
You are now on the OSHA and local Government’s radar.
The construction industry suffers the highest injury and fatality rates of any economic sector in the United States except mining. It is important that management fulfill its safety responsibilities.
Analyze compliance and accident statistics by contractor.
Review safety performance by tracking accident costs.
Evaluate the accident records of all bidders to avoid the use of high-risk contractors and subcontractors.
Employers should initiate and maintain programs necessary to ensure safe working conditions. It is the employer's responsible for initiating and maintaining a safe and health program that help protect all employees, other contractors, sub-contractors, visitors and the public.
The employer should consider employee safety as the company's a primary, non-negotiable value and be willing to spend time and money on program development, safety equipment, and employee training.
One of the best ways management can demonstrate its commitment to safety is to develop a written safety and health plan that is comprehensive. This safety and health plan should establish and communicate a clear goal for the program and define objectives for meeting that goal.