PARKER SAFETY GROUP SERVICES
YOU most likely do not have the time or staff to simply add the safety responsibilities onto. There are many areas that will come up during normal business that quite frankly just doesn’t get addressed until they are problems. This is where we can come in….. think of us as your part time safety officer. A sub if you will …..
We can look at projects before production to increase awareness of safety issues that might be overlooked before they are knocking at your door – or delaying a contract.
Are your subs up to speed with your safety concerns? We can assist in the vetting and education needs they will also face with the change in your site culture.
The vagueness of the word CONSULTING can leave one with more questions than answers. Here’s a suggestion to dispel the confusion – do you need it taken care of and don’t know how to move forward? Time to call PSG.
OSHA has a safety and health plan for you to follow – it is called “Safety and Health in Construction” (29CFR1926). I am sorry to advise you that it is very much like the building code – a weak, minimum regulation. It does not contain COMMON SENSE because you can not regulate common sense. If all you wish to do is follow a regulation without using common sense as it applies to your work site, then simply issue to your workers this manual.
Will it get used? You tell me. Will workers understand it? Do you understand its role in running your company?
Simply put – how do you want your workers to act on your job site? My experience is that if you approach this plan with a basic question on each topic such as How do I want them to do this? You are most likely above the minimum requirements of OSHA and your site and culture will be safer IF YOU USE COMMON SENSE.
Our goal in developing your plan, is to make it straight to the point. No useless words or preambles, simply how to do it so your workers can now get to work.
The law states you must train a worker on any task you request on how to perform it safely. Your S&H should do just that – what to do and when to do it.
You can not hold a worker accountable for actions if you are not clear in how they are to perform it.
Yeah, sounds like your kids…. Being the responsible person is very much like parenting. Only difference is if you are successful, they go home every night.
Recently, Peter Lawton was the guest of the American Painting Contractor podcast. In it, he discusses how to go about creating a safety plan and what should be in it. Learn what PPE regulations are out there, how to manage jobs of verying sizes and, above all, how to keep your teams safe on the while at work. Listen to the Podcast Here
Unfortunately, many of our clients meet us due to a pending citation. It happens. When an incident happens at your site, you need help. This is not the time to go boldly but time to use the logical side of your brain.
OSHA does not want to put you out of business — unless you show reasons that maybe you should be before you injure someone else. However, they are the enforcing agency that can affect your operations both physically and financially. Not the time to be facing experienced agents alone.
Timing is everything. When an incident or an unexpected site visit occurs, the sooner you reach out for assistance the better. Incident investigations are best performed on your behalf as close to the incident as possible while evidence and memories are more accurate.
If you are dealing with fatal incidents, we have an experienced legal team of experts both in OSHA trials and civil litigations that are seasoned pros. No one wants to be in this situation – however should this be part of your experience, act swiftly to preserve and protect your workers and the assets that provide many families their source of income.