PROTECT YOUR MOST IMPORTANT ASSETS
The most valuable asset you have is your employees. As an employer, you have an obligation to protect your workers from injury and illness on the job. The best way to do this is through a carefully developed safety program that focuses on the control of workplace hazards and employee training needs.
Once in place, your safety program should be applied consistently throughout your organization. Adherence to it should be routinely enforced and reinforced.
Developing a safety program may seem overwhelming. Get started now by using the sample safety programs provided on this page as a basis to create one that fits your business.
- Of the top 3 OSHA cited violations, 2 of them occurred in the construction industry. Fall protection violations ranked number 1 & scaffolding violations ranked number 3.
- 419 of construction related fatalities occurred from 4 major categories: Falls, Electrocutions, Struck by Objects & Caught-in/between.
- In 2012, OSHA recorded 3,945 worker fatalities in the U.S., 775 of them occurred in the construction industry.
- The financial loss for a single claim averages $11,673 per occurence.