Safety 101: Your company’s Environmental, Health and Safety Plan begins with, well…planning

To save you the effort of seeing what everyone has to say about it through a Google search, here is my summary. Everyone has an opinion as to how (and often why) to create a plan. That brings me to the question – are you ready to entrust “everyone” to tell you how to get a safety plan in your hands that does everything you need for you, your employees and your company? My initial thought is, yes “everyone” is both right and not right. Some of information is sound, common sense advice; some is hype, and some is not at all necessary, and some is vitally important to you. YOU are the ONE who has to decide how to provide protection for your employees, mitigate risk, cover your bases, and meet obligations, regulations and requirements.

Let’s start with OSHA’s Recommended Practices for step-by-step approach info; the recommendations for a successful program are made up of 7 Core Elements:

  1. Management Leadership
  2. Worker Participation
  3. Hazard Identification and Assessment
  4. Hazard Prevention and Control
  5. Education and Training
  6. Program Evaluation and Improvement
  7. Communication and Coordination for Host Employers, Contractors, and Staffing Agencies

I like that the emphasis has changed from reactive to proactive. This gives the construction company owner the ability to “get out in front” of potential issues. This also gives the construction company the ability to actively manage risk. Who among the hundreds of contractors that I have had the distinct honor to get to know over the years has a propensity to give up their ability to manage anything? In my experience, ZIP. However, I have also come to understand that companies who are adept, agile and exceptionally able at their specific niche in construction can often rely on knowledgeable folks to assist with services and responsibilities of running a business. Construction companies can then spend their most precious resource, time, to get to do their specific niche work. Working on the business instead of working in the business often calls for engaging professionals to deliver services. Keystone Environmental, Health and Safety Services is here for you. We speak your language; we have the expertise, the experience and can work with you to create a plan that works for you. You can spend your time doing that thing that you are best at. Contact us to schedule a free one hour consultation. We will work with you to see what keeps you up at night.
Keystone Safety wants to help you to:

  • Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Improve compliance with laws and regulations
  • Reduce costs, including significant reductions in workers’ compensation premiums
  • Engage workers
  • Enhance social responsibility goals
  • Increase productivity and enhance overall business operations


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