Developing a complete safety program used to be a requirement just for large employers with large safety departments.
Now the benefits of having a safety program are many for all contractors.
Properly done, it can mean:
- New contracts with owner clients
- Reduced Workers Compensation Board (WCB) rates (and other injury associated) costs
- Safety-conscience employees.
The expectations of oil companies, construction, transportation, forestry, mining, agriculture, and municipalities are many.
They have become more directed towards contractors having complete safety programs and how they are being implemented (COR/SECOR safety manuals).
To become safety compliant a company must create a safety program and properly make use of that program. The costs associated with this include:
- Safety Manual creation;
- Training your workers, supervisors , and owners;
- Time to review all completed safety forms and file information.
Training your workers on each hazard they are exposed to is a requirement, so it simply makes sense to write the standards into a safety program so the training requirements are understood.
When you look at the cost-benefits of developing and using a safety program it is obvious that meeting safety and quality standards, and having that in writing, is critical in the development of viable, growing, financially strong company.
Give Workforce Compliance safety a call (1.888.434.0411) to see how we can help your Company with your safety needs.