Safety Consulting Services
Many clients benefit from an independent professional to evaluate their safety needs and assist with the development and implementation of an effective safety program. This can be accomplished by working with management in the following areas:
(Specific costs vary depending on the needs of the client)
1. Evaluation of Existing Safety Program
Safety Profile — The first step is an evaluation of existing safety efforts and the determination of elements missing from the current program. This generally involves a review of safety documentation, plant inspections for hazards, safety behavior observations, and interviews with selected managers. Safety Committee activity is also considered. A review of losses is also undertaken to get an idea of general accident trends that are occurring within the organization.
Evaluate Corrective Action Needed — The next phase involves identifying what is needed to initiate corrective action on a priority basis. The most important issue is the willingness of management to make a commitment to safety. The end result is a list of recommendations developed in priority order, with suggested action steps to achieve the recommendations.
At the end of the evaluation phase, the client will know how effective their current program is and what steps need to be taken to begin development of a “Safety Culture” within the organization.
2. Planning and Implementation
Specific tasks get assigned to specific people within the organization and time tables are set up for each action step that will lead to completion of the recommendation. This is jointly developed with the management of the company and the individuals involved in the task force. Typical areas covered would include:
Company Policy Statement and Code of Safe Practices
Formal Safety Communications Program
Accident Investigation Procedures
Review and Documentation of Employee Orientation and Re-training programs
Effectiveness of Safety Committee
Development of “Safety Culture” via regular safe behavior observations and training
Self Inspection Programs / Procedures for Correction of Hazards
Post Injury Medical Management of Claims
3. Measurement of Results/Ongoing Services
Once the program is well established, a follow-up meeting once or twice a month to assist the client with measurement of the results and goals that were established in the planning phase. Re-evaluation of the safety plan is crucial to make sure maximum effort is directed to those outcomes that will provide the utmost benefit to the organization. The cost for ongoing services will be priced out individually based on level of participation desired.