A quality workplace safety program requires a solid foundation. Many companies will talk about how safety is important, but without the appropriate building blocks in place they are often overlooking issues and operating out of compliance with regulatory agencies.
Safety Program Development Requirements
A safety program needs to have documented safety policies and procedures in place in order to support management’s vision and guide employees through their daily jobs. Many of these policies are standard for all companies, regardless of what industry they operate in. These standard safety policies include:
- Hazard communication
- Emergency action plan
- Safety training
Other policies are based on whether they impact a company’s work environment, such as hearing conservation, respiratory protection, lock-out/tag-out, and many others.
When considering company safety plans, make sure to include all levels of the company when determining which policies are necessary. Often, hazards are identified at lower levels and management may be unaware they exist.
EHS Safety Program Development
EHS Documents, Inc. specializes on developing workplace safety programs by working with companies to identify and document the policies these companies require. We work with all sizes of firms in almost any industry. Our experienced staff will meet with management or safety officers to gain an understanding of the business practices, then create a set of policies that specifically meet the identified needs.
Contact us with any questions and we’ll be happy to help.