Safety Management Consulting Santa Rosa
Safety & Health Training Santa Rosa
Training is one of the most important elements of any Injury and Illness Prevention Program. It allows employees to learn their job properly, brings new ideas into the workplace, reinforces existing ideas and practices, and puts your program into action.
Your employees benefit from safety and health training through fewer work-related injuries and illnesses, and reduced stress and worry caused by exposure to hazards. You benefit from reduced workplace injuries and illnesses, increased productivity, lower costs, higher profits, and a more cohesive and dependable work force.
An effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program includes training for both supervisors and employees. Training for both is required by OSHA, Cal/OSHA safety orders, and every other state run program.
To be effective and also meet these requirements, your training program needs to:
Let your supervisors know:
- They are key figures responsible for establishment and success of your Injury and Illness Prevention Program.
- The importance of establishing and maintaining safe and healthful working conditions.
- They are responsible for being familiar with safety and health hazards to which their employees are exposed, how to recognize them, the potential effects these hazards have on the employees, as well as rules, procedures and best safe work practices for controlling exposure to those hazards.
- How to convey this information to employees by setting good examples, instructing them, making sure they fully understand and follow safe procedures.
- How to investigate accidents and take corrective and preventive action.
Let your employees know:
- The success of the company’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program depends on their actions as well as yours.
- The safe work procedures required for their jobs and how these procedures protect them against exposure.
- When personal protective equipment is required or needed, how to use it and maintain it in good condition.
- What to do if emergencies occur in the workplace.
An effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program requires proper job performance by everyone in the workplace. As the employer, you must ensure that all employees are knowledgeable about the materials and equipment they are working with, what known hazards are present and how they are controlled.
Each employee needs to understand that:
- No employee is expected to undertake a job until he/she has received instructions on how to do it properly and safely, and is authorized to perform the job.
- No employees should undertake a job that appears to be unsafe.
- No employee should use chemicals without fully understanding their toxic properties and without the knowledge required to work with them safely.
- Mechanical safeguards must always be in place and kept in place.
- Employees are to report to a superior or designated individual all unsafe conditions encountered during work.
- Any work-related injury or illness suffered, however slight, must be reported to management at once.
- Personal protective equipment must be used when and where required, and properly maintained.
Your supervisors must recognize that they are the primary safety trainers in your organization. They must lead by example. Encourage and help them by providing additional supervisory training.
You as the employer are required to establish and carry out a formal training program. CHASM Inc., and our associates can provide injury and illness prevention training to you and your employees.