With approximately 3 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses occurring each year and an estimated $170 billion dollars in costs that are associated with them, it is important for employers to do what they can to protect their workers. Learn how to get your operation compliant with state and federal requirements by contacting our Safety Services Department today.
Chemical Hazard Communication Program (CHCP)
Every day throughout the US, employees may work directly with or are incidentally exposed to hazardous substances. While chemicals may play a very important part in your business, they can pose a wide range of health and physical hazards, if protective measures are not taken.
Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
Emergencies and disasters are never expected and can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time. In the moment of crisis, few people can think clearly or logically, so it is of the utmost importance to prepare for any emergency beforehand.
Safety Trainings (Employee & Management Level)
The first step to OSHA compliance and injury prevention is knowledge. Educating and training our employees on the hazards associated with their job is not only your responsibility as an employer, but training our employees to work safely can have other long-lasting, positive effects.
General Safety Consulting & Support
Whether you need clarification of an OSHA regulation or if you’ve just been visited by OSHA and you need urgent guidance, our team of experienced safety professionals are ready to assist!
OSHA Penalty Structure
Every year, millions of workers are injured at the workplace – many of which are considered seriously injured. These accidents and injuries could prompt an inspection from OSHA, which may result in expensive penalties and fines.
Injury & Illness Prevention Program
Accidents in the workplace cost employers significant money in workers comp claims and OSHA Fines. There are approximately 3 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses occurring each year and an estimated $170 billion dollars in costs that are associated with them, it is important for employers to do what they can to protect their workers.
OSHA requires that all employers provide their employees with “a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.” Although other safety programs are required, the Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is the primary plan to comply with OSHA standards and to reduce the risk and cost of injury.
The IIPP is a site-specific written program is designed to address the identified hazards in the workplace and outlines how employers plan on protecting their employees from them.
Am I required to have a Safety Program?
California: Yes, employers with 10 or more employees must have a written IIPP
Washington: Yes, all employers are required to have a written Accident Prevention Program (APP)
Oregon: Yes, all construction employers and all other employers with 10 or more employees are required to have a written IIPP.
Failure to comply with this law will result in fines of up to $12,471 per violation! Fines may vary by state.
Benefits of an Effective IIPP
Reduction in work-related injuries
Reduced Worker’s Compensation costs
Avoid costly penalties from OSHA
Reduced time and resources spent to replace or reassign injured workers