Contractors have a legal and moral duty to safeguard their workers from injury during the operation that they are performing. Supplying a work site that’s free from recognized dangers is an achievable objective that’ll help the contractor and the contractor’s workers. This is something that most OSHA training in Las Vegas classes tends to cover indepth.
A security system that features work processes extracted from the appropriate standards for that kind of work the contractor does will, to the largest extent possible, decrease the chance of harm to workers. The national Occupational Safety and health Administration (OSHA) has developed criteria that address most job-site situations. Whether a contractor is just putting up a ladder or actively involved in a steel erection job, there’s a standard, or criteria, that addresses these activities. However, only having written policies and methods is a far-cry from having a workable security plan.
To be successful, a security plan must comprise four crucial elements. They are:
1. Performing frequent and regular jobsite safety inspections.
2. Using consistent enforcement processes.
3. Creating business security procedures for employees.
4. Effectively communicating the policies and procedures to workers.
Clearly, having safety policies and methods which aren’t conveyed to workers are of no value as much as worker safety is concerned. Written security policies and methods might be of value for bid entries regardless if they’re conveyed or not conveyed to workers. The only approach a contractor needs to ensure that workers are following established security policies and procedures would be to really inspect the work site activities.
Finally, if workers aren’t following security procedures and are putting themselves, or others, in the path of potential harm, there should be some form of clearly defined enforcement procedures to nip this behaviour in the bud. Failure to include the preceding measures in a contractor’s security plan will invalidate the entire effort.
A contractor who has complied with the preceding four measures will have done all that could be reasonably expected of an employer and will have provided a security-focused environment to employees in which to perform their tasks.