Training Thursday:

On-the-job deaths drop but construction safety remains a concern

“Three Sixty Safety wants to remind every employer how important continuous training is to ensure workplace safety.”

Are you willing to carry the burden of a workplace fatality?
Have your employees ever had safety training relevant to their job?

How do you promote safety to your new hires?

Do you have the proper policies and procedures in place for your high-risk employees?

Do you have an Occupational Health and Safety Management System?

OSHA stated that fatalities have significantly increased nationally. However, in Michigan the number dropped from 43 in 2016 to 38 in 2017. While this is a decrease, it is not zero and people are still losing their loved ones due to these incidents.

Examples in this article relate specifically to fall protection. When any building is under maintenance, building an addition, or starting brand new construction; general contractors face many risks while working high off the ground.

MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman states “one of the most effective ways employers can protect their workers at construction sites is to establish a Safety and Health Management System.”

Regular training helps employees understand the proper procedures and PPE required to do the job safety. However, it is common that if there is no ongoing training, they may forget some aspects of their initial training over time.

The value of a safety and health management system allows safety to be in the forefront of all employee’s minds. The program will include regular visits as well as methods to improve safety taking into account trends or past injuries.

If you have high workers comp costs, significant numbers of injuries or are simply looking to improve your organization’s safety program…lets talk!

Three Sixty Safety offers a full Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) with proven results to reduce injuries among your high-risk employees

Please contact 586-778-9900 or for more info on our health and safety management system. Or log onto our Blog for more relevant articles.