FREE Safety Assessment and Action Plan

FREE SAFETY ASSESSMENT AND ACTION PLAN

  • Are you wondering if your company safety program is compliant with OSHA regulations?

  • Are you concerned you are not prepared for an OSHA inspection?

  • Has your safety performance and injuries been trending in the wrong direction or plateaued?

  • Is your company looking to take the next step and raise the bar in safety and make a step-change?

  • Are you interested in simplifying your safety program through organization and efficient tool?

  • Are you interested in adding tools and resources that will allow you and your employees to be more efficient in implementing safety through the use of technology such as Toolbox Talk Apps, Inspection Apps, etc.?

  • Does your company have more than 50 employees?

If you answered YES to one or more of the questions above, you may qualify for a FREE Safety Assessment and Action Plan for safety improvement.

Overview

Progressive Safety Management is currently offering a FREE comprehensive Safety Assessment and Action Plan to help you identify, organize, and prioritize a plan for safety improvement.

A qualified Safety Professional Consultant will perform a confidential comprehensive Safety Assessment of your entire safety program and implementation through review or documents as well as work task and employee behavior observations.  The Safety Assessment will include all positives as well as opportunities for improvements.  Each opportunity for improvement will include a link to the regulation requirement from OSHA, NFPA, etc. as well as a recommendation to correct the item.  Additionally, the Consultant will organize, prioritize, and develop a high-level Action Plan for safety improvement.  This Action Plan is a valuable tool that will help determine where to start and how to assign each action plan item to other Stakeholders and track through completion.

Process

  • Onsite:

    • Opening conference with you or your designee to discuss what we will do, get your input on any concerns or focus areas, and make a good plan for the execution of the day

    • Review written programs, procedures, documented records, etc.

    • Walk escorted, or un-escorted, the faculty observing the conditions of the facility as well as employee work behaviors

    • Take notes, photos (if allowed), and talk with a few employees if desired/allowed

    • Closing conference discussing and doing a recap of the inspection

  • Formal Report (request more info for example):

    • All information will be compiled of good practices as well as opportunities for
      improvement

    • The report will be linked to all OSHA standard for easy translation of level of OSHA
      compliance

    • Include a Corrective Action list with Recommendations and Suggestions for compliance

  • Management Action Plan for Safety Improvement (request more info for example):

    • Organize and priority all of the opportunities for improvement into a high-level plan that can be implemented and tracked by management

$2,600

value

FREE Safety Assessment and Safety Improvement Action Plan Request

 
Why do construction companies need construction site assessments, inspections, and/or audits?

 

4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2014 [BLS 2014 workplace fatality preliminary data] (3.3 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) – on average, almost 90 a week or more than 13 deaths every day.

 

Out of 4,251 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2014, 874 or 20.5% were in construction―that is, one in five worker deaths last  year were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by electrocution, struck by object, and caught-in/between. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for more than half (58.1%) the construction worker deaths in 2014, BLS reports. Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 508 workers' lives in America every year.

 

Construction safety is one of OSHA’s top concerns and is among the most dangerous industries in the country.  Construction inspections comprise 60% of OSHA’s total inspections.  In North Carolina, 707 inspections were conducted in the Construction industry alone between October 2014 and September 2015.  These 707 inspections resulted in 2,195 citations totaling more than $2.1 million.

 

OSHA conducts inspections based on order of priority: Imminent Danger, Fatality, Employee Complaint, Targeted Inspections, and Follow-up Inspections.

 

OSHA also announced a new initiative for the construction industry called the Construction Focused Inspection Initiative.

 

This initiative is a significant departure from how OSHA has previously conducted construction site inspections.

 

Previously, OSHA would complete a comprehensive inspection which included all contractors on site and covered all sections of the OSHA Standards, a “wall to wall” inspection.

 

This new initiative allows OSHA to recognize the efforts of responsible contractors who have implemented effective safety and health programs/plans.  For contractors that have accomplished this and qualify, the inspection is limited to an abbreviated walk-around inspection focusing on:

  • Verification of the safety and health program/plan effectiveness by interviews and observation;

  • The four leading hazards (falls, struck by, caught in/between, electrical) and;

  • Other serious hazards observed by the CSHO

 

The Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) conducting a Focused Inspection is not required to inspect the entire project.

 

The CSHO will make the determination as to whether a project’s safety and health program/plan is effective, but if conditions observed on the project indicate otherwise, the CSHO may immediately terminate the Focused Inspection and conduct a comprehensive inspection.

 

What does this mean for construction companies?

 

If your project is going to be inspected, qualifying for the Focused Inspection Initiative can have tremendous benefits compared to a wall to wall comprehensive inspection by making a much smaller impact on production and citation potential.

 

Progressive Safety Management can provide your company an assessment to ensure you are prepared and qualify for this initiative as well as conduct inspections as if you were being inspected by a CSHO under this initiative.

 

If you company or project needs any assistance developing the programs to qualify for this initiative, Progressive Safety Management can do this as well.