An OSHA Safety Plan describes the process for identifying the physical and health hazards that could harm workers, procedures to prevent accidents, and steps to take when accidents occur. OSHA and at least 24 states require written safety plans for specific workplace activities and for more than a dozen chemicals. Many states require written safety and health plans under workers’ compensation rules. Out of all of OSHA’s safety rules, there are 18 for general industry workplaces that require written plans or procedures and 10 written construction safety plan requirements for that industry. There are also requirements for written safety procedures for 16 hazardous substances, such as asbestos and vinyl chloride.
In designing safety programs, we have a personal commitment to the employees as well as the companies we work with. Safety programs are essential, not only for employees and the public, but also to managing risk on strategic, financial and operational levels. Many organizations adopt voluntary safety plans to increase worker productivity, to prepare for special emergencies, and for workplace security. Moreover, enterprise safety management is increasingly used to protect and enhance the value of a company. Employees are more productive in a safe environment, and it is better to have employees to manage their own safety – in that way they feel more responsible for the safety if not only themselves, but their co-workers as well. Involved employees are more conscientious, more productive, and have less absenteeism.
Advanced Environmental Solutions’ consultants have the knowledge base and work ethic that sets them apart. They know the nuances of the basic elements OSHA recommends for written plans regarding goals, policies, employee training and communication, recordkeeping and many others. They are skilled at evaluating current protection plans and hazards, and design methods to mitigate them. This includes hazard elimination/reduction, engineering controls, determination of actual exposures and evaluation of current policies and protective equipment. We design a spectrum of programs that meet a spectrum of needs: