The First Place that Training Dollars Should Go

As a growing business, budgets can get stretched pretty thin at times. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made. The absolutely worst area to cut funds is to the training needs of your business. No business can prosper with employees who do not have the knowledge to advance the organization.

The most important training area that exist is in safety and risk management. Often overlooked, proper employee safety instruction and practices are often thought of “after the fact” when an accident, lawsuit, or agency audit occurs. As managers and owners, we all have the responsibility of being proactive in keeping our employees safe.

When is the last time you had your safety program audited by an independent party?  How accurate are your employee safety records?  If you were asked to show your facility and vehicle audit reports you would have those to show, correct?  You have a very accurate and complete MSDS/SDS database that all employees know how to access and how to quickly find the needed information…right?  Are you comfortable enough with your risk management program that you can honestly state that you know your employees have been trained properly and your are meeting OSHA and other agencies’ record-keeping requirements?

Safety Information to Ponder

  • Even if you only have one employee, OSHA requires you to provide them safety training.
  • The OSHA “Rule of 10” does NOT apply to training…it applies to specific recordkeeping requirements.
  • The requirement when to report injuries to OSHA has recently changed for the better protection of workers.
  • An average OSHA safety audit inspection takes 22 hours.
  • The average OSHA fine is $1,028 and the average inspection generates two fines.
  • On average, you can expect a $3 ROI for every $1 spent on strengthening your safety program.
  • A comprehensive safety program can decrease the likelihood of workplace injury by up to 50 percent.
  • Insufficient Hazard Communications programs are the second most cited OSHA violation.
  • More than 40% of falls from ladders result in serious or life-long injuries.
  • Indiana has a statistically higher rate of workplace injuries on average.
  • All workers must be trained safety procedures in a language and vocabulary that they understand.
  • Any employee can raise a concern regarding safety or health with IOSHA without fear of retaliation.
  • Workers have a right to review or get copies of any test related to hazards in the workplace.

Can You Say Yes To These Questions?

Are you aware of the major regulation changes?

Are you aware of the major regulation changes?

If not, you could be fined heavily if you have to undergo a OSHA or regulatory-agency audit.

Is your SDS Manual complete and up to date?

Is your SDS Manual complete and up to date and accessible?

If not, you could be fined heavily if you have to undergo a OSHA or regulatory-agency audit.

Are you documenting your employee safety training correctly?

Are you documenting your employee safety training correctly?

If not, you could be fined heavily if you have to undergo a OSHA or regulatory-agency audit.

Do your records show you have knowledge of past safety issues?

Do your records show you have knowledge of past safety issues?

If not, you could be fined heavily if you have to undergo a OSHA or regulatory-agency audit.

Risk Is Everywhere

A comprehensive, proactive audit can identify where risks are in your business.  If your worker’s compensation claims start increasing, you may find that your insurance carrier increases your premiums.  If a customer or visitor gets hurt on your property, you can expect to be sued.  Should you ever face a formal inspection from OSHA or another government agency, you can expect them to compare your risk management program to every single regulation that they enforce.  Risks are prevalent everywhere but it is your duty as a business owner or manager to show that you are extending your best efforts to keeping your employees safe through staff training and proper work procedures.

We Help Business With All Things Safety

Safety Trainings

      • Slip and fall prevention
      • Ergonomics
      • Office safety
      • MSDS & SDS
      • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
      • Confined space
      • Respiratory protection
      • Emergency Action Plan scenarios
      • Robbery prevention and occurrences
      • Active shooter – #1 EMPLOYEE CONCERN

Safety Management

      • Employee concerns reporting systems
      • Safety manuals
      • Quality assurance programs
      • Negligence prevention
      • Safety library and tools development
      • Business continuity plans
      • Emergency Action Plans
      • Current risk program analysis
      • Insurance relationship strengthening
      • Proper safety program management

Audits & Inspections

      • Ergonomic evaluations
      • Facilities & grounds walk-throughs
      • Vehicle inspections
      • OSHA on-site audit assistance
      • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
      • Proper storage guidelines and planning
      • Equipment shielding and guarding
      • Lockout/tagout practices
      • Maintenance schedule evaluations
      • Confidential employee concerns counseling

Safety Training Can Be Quick and Painless

Some people do not like going to training because some facilitators tend to draw things out and put attendees to sleep by taking a long time to get to the point.  Our Safety Talks trainings are different…much different.

Our Safety Talks trainings are quick refreshers to your staff about important risk matters.  Usually only twenty to thirty minutes in length, these sessions can easily be conducted before the start of the work day or after the doors have been locked once the last customer has left.

These sessions do comply with OSHA’s safety training requirements for all of your employees and are designed to be to the point and specific to your staff’s job responsibilities.  We even offer a very attractive pricing package  when you decide to establish a partnership with us to provide reoccurring monthly or quarterly safety meeting that we lead for your team.  Simply contact us and let’s discuss the best way to facilitate training and safety information to properly protect your employees.

Independent Analysis and Issues Identification

The first step is having an independent, comprehensive analysis of your entire business identifying risks and needs.  This includes safety and risk auditing of your facility, grounds, vehicles, work processes, and procedures.  A detailed walk-through will allow us together to develop a very manageable priority list of modifying areas that need improvement.  Our inspection can be performed with you or any of your employees; however we are also more than willing to do our walk-through solo and submit a detailed written report to you as well.  We can help you identify where your most serious risk is present so those issues can be resolved first.

Call us today to discuss having an onsite inspection completed.

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Protect your employees and business with a detailed safety risk assessment.

Your primary responsibility to your staff and visitors is their safety. Contact us to perform an extensive safety audit of your business and allow us to work with you to develop a comprehensive safety management program to reduce your exposure to risk.
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