Safety Program Development
ICM has a professional team of OSHA and MSHA certified trainers who are all Health and Safety Experts in their field. Our team is proficient at delivering a well structured and detailed approach to construction and mining safety. To have an effective safety program, your organization will need to be fully committed to workplace safety. It is imperative that your company’s upper management team views safety as their top priority for running a successful business.
SAFETY MANUAL AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Safety is the top priority. Great procedures and protocols are the most important. Industrial Code Management is here for you!
ICM advises the use of safety as a priority within the organization’s mission statement or motto. ICM will help assist your company Identify hazards and follow up with risk assessments of job site hazards. Hazards are situations or events that have the potential to cause harm to your employees. The law does not require an organization to eliminate all risks, but the protection must be afforded to the employees to prevent injury from inherent risks. Elimination is a primary focus for ICM safety team members, as this is the most effective way to protect your employees.
GREAT COMPANIES START WITH GREAT SAFETY
We will investigate the workplace for any potential hazards, and discuss job duties/activities with your employees to get a better understanding of what they’re expected to do. In order to develop and implement an effective safety manual and safety program, ICM will:
• Investigate workplace hazards
• Investigate environmental hazards (like airborne matter, gases, and atmospheric conditions)
• Document normal activities as well as special event activities (occasional exposure limits)
ICM will document and assemble a written program with procedures. Your organization will be accountable for stipulating the safety mandates for your employees to follow. ICM is here to make the recommendations on your behalf. In order to cultivate an effective safety atmosphere, employees must have a clear cut and defined job description. These duties will define what occupational exposure they will be seeing day-to-day. Having this written and defined will substantially reduce the risk of misinterpretation or ambiguity of the employees’ job duties (as it relates to understanding their required PPE for example).
Why ICM Safety Manual Development?
Industrial Code Management will have a list designated to start the data gathering process for the implementation of the Corporate Safety Manual.
• CORPORATE POLICY AND STATEMENT
• RESPONSIBILITIES OF EMPLOYEES
• EMPLOYEE TRAINING
• PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE HAZARD ASSESSMENT)
• NEW EMPLOYEE SITE ORIENTATION
• EMPLOYEE SAFETY TOPICS AND MEETINGS
• PERMIT REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE ENTRY
• EMPLOYEE TRAINING MATRIX
• INVESTIGATION OF ACCIDENTS, INCIDENTS AND REPORTING (INCLUDING NEAR MISS)
• EMPLOYEE SAFETY PROTOCOL, RULES, AND EXPECTATIONS
• HEARING CONSERVATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM
• INSPECTION AND ASSESSMENT OF SITE HAZARDS
• HAZARD COMMUNICATION PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS
• TRENCHING AND EXCAVATION PROCEDURES AND ISOLATION
• BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN ISOLATION, REPORTING, AND PROTOCOLS
• FIRE SAFETY PREVENTION, ISOLATION, AND REPORTING
• SITE EMERGENCY AWARENESS AND ACTION PLAN
• MOTOR VEHICLE TRAINING SAFETY AND CHECKLIST PROCEDURES
Slow Down to Get Ahead
Too much action too fast, can create a hole in your production schedule. Moderation with a complete 360 project vision, is the best way to handle a changing environment and maintaining overall consistency. This helps keep employees safe, having a positive attitude, well rested and fit for duty.
Where ever you are, we’re here to meet all of your safety needs. Call us for the midwest and mountain areas at ICM Arizona or if you’re on the west coast, we can be reached at ICM California.
Employee Safety Manual Education and Job Specific Advanced Training.
Education and Training has a profound effect on your corporate safety manual and health program. It’s imperative that your employees understand how to protect themselves from injuries and illnesses associated with the work environment. Studies have shown that new employees are at an elevated risk for an accident vs their more experienced co-workers. Lack of knowledge and training has been attributed to the increased risk, largely in part to not being aware of their surroundings. Training is the best way to prevent these types of accidents from occurring. MSHA and OSHA standards oftentimes require the employer to provide training to employees within the safety and health aspects of their occupation. Limitations are placed on workers for qualified personnel to operate various equipment and give training to others (certified, competent, or qualified).
Included in the corporate safety manual will be a list of training expectations for the employer:
• New Hire Employees (Site-specific and general training)
• Reclassification of job duties (assessment of train acquired vs training needed)
• Change of job site hazards (latest job site change may require excavation, confined space, respiratory, etc.) that were not observed earlier in construction or process
• New job site processes or operations (equipment, substances, etc.)
• Regulatory changes within MSHA or OSHA mandating extra training for a given process or job classifications
Evaluation of safety processes and procedures on an annual basis allows your organization to determine the effectiveness of your safety manual. Look for ways to improve existing procedures to further reduce the possibilities of workplace accidents and injuries. Implement new processes and modify existing ones to match your current workplace environment.
Reporting Investigating all incidents and accidents regardless of the severity is required. Despite the fact that we cannot always control the outcome, the steps leading up to and including the incident is usually something that is preventable.
ICM incorporates, process and procedure for the purpose of investigation:
• Identifying the problem, and steps need to minimize the odds of a similar accident occurring in the future
• Determining the initial cause of the accident
• Taking corrective action
• Update any associated training for employees
• Monitoring the results of newly implemented policies
Learn more about how an Industrial Code Management service package will make sense for your project by calling us for a free evaluation. Check out our other options available, or get more information on OSHA 10, OSHA 30, or MSHA Employee Training.