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Employee injuries cost U.S. businesses billions of dollars annually, and emotional impacts that can not be measured. According to the National Safety Council, in 2003 over 3.4 million injuries occurred on the job, resulting in 115 million lost work days and total costs to business estimated at $156 billion. The average cost of a disabling injury was $38,000. Protecting the health and safety of your workforce improves productively and workplace morale, and protects your bottom line. From facility design and construction through management and operation, Safety Professional’s industrial safety services focus on a comprehensive approach to workplace and employee safety and health. At every stage, our experienced Certified Safety Professionals and safety technicians effectively evaluate your safety goals and objectives and provide solutions that protect your workers and support your business needs, thereby enabling you to use workplace safety as a viable measure of business success. In-depth knowledge of national, state, and local safety standards and extensive practical experience applying those standards enable our staff to anticipate and respond to safety issues before they become liabilities, resulting in a safer, more productive work environment.
Safety Professionals Inc. provides industrial safety services in these areas; several of which are described in greater detail in the following paragraphs:
All companies that implement safety programs must have a written plan and written safety procedures to implement the safety plan. This plan is necessary to communicate to management, workers, regulators and now clients what the company is doing to protect workers, assets, and financial resources from accidents and incidents that will interrupt business. Regulating agencies, such as OSHA and EPA, are also interested in how the company is complying with its regulations.
A company safety plan must include a policy statement, organizational chart and what resources will be devoted to the program plus a summary of the safety program. Many OSHA regulations require the preparation of written plans or programs outlining the exact procedures to be followed to insure compliance. Program manuals and procedures required by regulating agencies include respirators, confined space, emergency/fire, hearing conservation, lockout/ tagout, hazardous communication and others. These manuals and procedures must be adapted to the specific work place and work force. The plans and procedures should be periodically organized and updated as needed.
Safety Professionals, Inc. offers a variety of entry-level, mid-level, and advanced occupational health and safety training courses that have been tailored to meet specific client needs. Our objective is to offer high quality and cost-effective training programs that will reduce the potential for illness, injury, and/or loss of property; limit liabilities associated with hazardous material/waste handling and exposures to other health stressors and safety hazards; and comply with applicable health, safety, and environmental regulations.
Typically, the training programs are presented in a lecture-type format using slide, video, and other visual aids. Participants are given the opportunity to perform practical hands-on exercises. Certificates can be made available to participants who have attended any of our courses.
In addition, Safety Professionals can provide informal safety awareness training on a wide variety of safety topics, which can be used to supplement on the job briefings. The important criteria, since worker safety is the objective, is to have effective training and to have well maintained and easily retrievable training records. Our safety specialists at Safety Professionals, Inc. can provide safety training or safety awareness training for your workers, health and safety staff, or at civic and community functions. In some cases, this training is provided locally at no cost other than expenses.
One of the most important components of any contract service project is contractor and subcontractor oversight. When contract services are well thought out and executed, the project can be completed on time and within budget; however safety is a critical element in any contract process. Accidents can cause significant delays to a project, not to mention costly. Safety Professionals, Inc. provides contractor oversight services to assure that all contractor work performed is in accordance with acceptable safe work practices and federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. The need for owner involvement directly or using a firm, such as Safety Professionals, Inc. to track the contractors performing work at the client site, is a true financial liability concern.
The magnitude and extent of third party construction safety and health observation varies according to the owner's needs and requirements. Some of the various tasks associated with third party construction safety and health observation services are as follows. The client can select any individual task or a combination of tasks for Safety Professionals, Inc. Inc to perform.
Audits and inspections provide a record of the company's safety performance, assesses the management of injuries and illnesses, demonstrates that safety rules and/or policies have been established and enforced, and confirms that employees have an understating of safety practices and requirements. The goal of a company's health and safety program is protecting employee health and safety, complying with federal, state, and/or local programs and controlling direct and indirect costs, such as workers compensation.
Our professional staff possesses extensive knowledge of the health and safety regulations. Our professionals have skills in investigating, collecting the appropriate information, and interviewing personnel. Safety professional’s audit and inspection leaders possess certifications as safety professionals and/or industrial hygienist and have years of experience in the performance of safety inspection and safety management audits.
Safety Professionals can conduct independent 3rd part simulated OSHA inspections. The typical inspection entails a walk through of the facility; records review; limited employee interviews, review and observation of selected ongoing work activities; closing conference, and a detailed written report with findings, checklist and recommendations referenced to the applicable OSHA standard. A formal presentation of findings can be provided as well.
The OSHA HAZWOPER Standard 29 CFR 1910.120 requires that employers working in and around hazardous waste have site specific health and safety plans (HASP) and competent safety officers to enforce health and safety rules. This standard is often triggered when contractors must work in or on contaminated soils. To assist contractors, Safety Professionals, Inc can provide: