Our safety objective is to empower each employee via our policy and training to have a safe and healthful place in which to work. Establishment and maintenance of a safe environment is the shared responsibility between the employer and employees at all levels of the organization. To this end, every reasonable effort will be made in achieving the goal of accident prevention and health preservation. Our philosophy is oriented toward affirmative control and minimization of risk to the greatest extent possible. We have a responsibility to make the safety of employees a part of our concern. We count on our employees to do their part in making our program a success.
PRINCIPLES AND GOALS
An effective occupational health and safety program will be maintained. This program is basic to the principles of safe operations and requirements of our business. Qualified personnel, adequate facilities and equipment will be provided by the company in keeping with these principles and goals. The following principles are fundamental to a successful operation:
A. Fundamental Principles
Occupational injuries and illnesses are preventable.
Management seeks to define, initiate and maintain programs and procedures to prevent injuries and illnesses.
Continuing scrutiny of programs and ongoing employee training and education in occupational health and safety are essential program elements.
B. Goals (Measurable through trackable metrics)
Minimize health and safety risks by providing safe and healthful work environments, preventing unsafe acts and controlling exposures to health and safety hazards in the workplace.
Provide and assure appropriate health and safety programs are implemented and
Control health hazards in the workplace and assure that employees are informed of
hazards and how to protect themselves from exposure.
Communicate to employees all mandated medical findings and advise appropriate
actions to be taken.
Maintain medical records in a confidential manner.
Assure all managers and employees have received orientation, instruction and
training in health, safety and environmental protection matters.
Require that all health, safety, environmental protection and loss control practices,
standards, laws and regulations be observed relating to people, facilities, materials,
processes, wastes and the environment.
Federal, State and Local Standards, e.g., OSHA, ADA, EEOC, State Labor Codes, etc.
Job Safety Checklist Analysis
From project initiation to close-out our employees must complete a series of safety checklists to identify and prevent hazards and injuries. Some of the checklists include:
A. CHECKLIST FOR SAFETY AND LOSS CONTROL
B. FACILITY INSPECTION
C. SAFETY CHECKLIST – NEW EQUIPMENT OR PROCESS
Our company’s overall safety success depends on the participation of everyone in the company. Our commitment and adherence to Safety Program is a reflection of our commitment to employee training and partnership with organizations that focus on workplace safety. We must establish a “Safety First” environment that promotes and rewards safety awareness and upholds our safety policies. Our risk mitigation plans and potential hazards must be regularly discussed with everyone in our company and sub-contractors.