Are You On Top of Your Health and Safety Program?
Are you U.S. based and have at least one employee (including temporary and part-time)? Do your employees use chemicals and/or cleaners in their job? Do they use machines or equipment as part of their job? If you answered yes to any of these basic questions, you are mandated by law to have a HAZCOM and safety program in place and to follow it. Not having one could have costly consequences. Many small service companies are totally unaware that this is required by OSHA and other agencies. Ignorance of these requirements will not save you from getting fined, and OSHA fines can sometimes total tens of thousands of dollars — or more. (If you are outside of the U.S. ask us how we can help you with your safety compliance requirements.)
SAFEANDCOMPLIANT.NET MEMBERSHIP is FREE for PRO Partners
A health and safety program is designed to keep you and your staff safe in the workplace. Furthermore, any general contractors, building owners, and government or state facilities are requiring a written proof of your HAZCOM and health and safety program to be submitted with all proposals. This is a growing trend, and companies without an adequate written program will not be awarded a contract. As a PRO Partner, one of your Core Benefits is membership to safeandcompliant.net (SAFE), a program designed to remove the guesswork and reduces the time and effort spent putting together an adequate Safety / HazCom program. SAFE helps PRO Partners quickly and easily become an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safe and Compliant company.
THE TOP 10 BENEFITS OF SAFEANDCOMPLIANT.NET MEMBERSHIP
- Save lives, avoid accidents and minimize health issues for your employees and customers by having a safety program in place.
- Avoid potentially huge fines for not having an OSHA required safety and HAZCOM program.
- No need to worry about employees (or ex-employees) or competitors or anyone else turning you in to OSHA as a non-compliant company.
- Be ready for an OSHA inspection at any time.
- Provide required safety meetings and save time in preparation with training videos, forms, and guidance.
- Be fully prepared to submit a copy of your safety program when bidding with general contractors.
- Show your employees that you care about providing them with a safe work environment.
- Show your customers that your company complies with OSHA requirements, etc. by posting your Safe and Compliant Company badge on your website and collateral material.
- Avoid or minimize costly lawsuits or at least provide your attorney with evidence that you comply with all safety laws, etc.
- It’s fast and easy to get your Safety Program in place.
SAFE Benefits for Members
SAFE benefits for Members include notifications of safety compliance news and announcements pertinent to you, access to a searchable Knowledge Base for questions and answers or to submit your question, a glossary of OSHA terms, and the following:
OSHA requires that you have and retain SDSs (Safety Data Sheets) for every chemical and hazardous substance that you use or have ever used. You are required to have them on job sites and at your place of business. These SDSs must be readily available to all of your employees.
The SAFE site includes a tool to upload your SDSs to a repository where you can view and manage your SDSs in one easily accessible online location.
USER-MANAGED SAFETY COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST
The safety compliance checklist eliminates guesswork. Just check off the items as you go. Know at a glance where you are in your safety compliance process and what remains to be completed.
PRINT AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF PERSONALIZED, STATE-SPECIFIC SAFETY MANUALS/IIPPS
Every single industry is required by OSHA to provide a safe workplace for all employees. Part of this requirement is to have a written safety program and manual. Your safety manual needs to include information addressing the hazards a worker would encounter on the job, how accidents are to be recorded and reported, and more. SAFE creates a safety manual personalized for your company within moments of your joining as a full member and answering a few questions about your company.
PRINT UNLIMITED NUMBER OF PERSONALIZED HAZCOM MANUALS FOR YOUR COMPANY
In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information must be available about the identities and hazards of the chemicals. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of such information.
DOCUMENT LIBRARY WITH PERSONALIZED AND GENERAL DOCUMENTS AND FORMS
As a full member, your Document Library has both personalized forms and other documents as well as a searchable database of OSHA forms and documents, and other safety documents you can customize for your own use, as well as instructions on exactly how to use them.
SAFETY MEETING / TRAINING PROGRAM DOCUMENTS
OSHA states that all employers must hold regular safety meetings. Members have access to the forms you will need to document your safety meetings.
SAFETY MEETING / TRAINING VIDEOS
Members have access to a large library of training videos on a wide variety of safety topics, including:
- Construction Safety
- Human Resources
- OSHA Compliance
- Safety Awareness
- School Safety
- Specific Industries
- Transportation Safety
- Workplace Safety
REQUIRED POSTINGS AND REPORTING CHECKLIST AND RESOURCE PAGE
Do you know what notices OSHA requires you to have posted at your workplace? SAFE can help you keep track of the latest information you are expected to post to maintain compliance and provides free downloads of the most recent available versions for easy desktop printing.
SAFE AND COMPLIANT COMPANY BADGE FOR YOUR WEBSITE AND PRINT MATERIAL
As an active member of safeandcompliant.net your badge publicly demonstrates your responsibility and concern about the importance of complying with OSHA rules and regulations. Members are provided with the necessary links to place this badge on your website and any print material that you may require. Visit www.safeandcompliant.net to access this very important Core Benefit.