Contractor Safety Management
Contractors fill one of every five jobs in the United States and are expected to make up nearly half our workforce within the next decade. They bring varying degrees of occupational health and safety knowledge, training, and experience, making it difficult for organizations to manage workplace safety. To mitigate the risks associated with disparate and potentially inadequate safety training of contractors who work on their behalf, more than 75% of companies in a recent NAEM safety management benchmarking plan to advance their contractor safety programs. It’s for a good reason: Preliminary OSHA reports show that organizations across industries and trades continue to fall short when addressing critical safety hazards, including personal protective equipment, operation of machinery and industrial trucks, and fall protection, among other hazards.
Contractor Safety Management programs protect the safety of your teams, contractors, and, most importantly, your business reputation. A well-defined and implemented program helps ensure that contracted services support and strengthen your company’s safety performance goals and regulatory compliance. Contractor Safety Management is not only confined to the construction industry – it applies to all sectors that hire contractors, even for general maintenance.
We partner with clients to establish, implement and transform their Contractor Safety Management program into a streamlined process that helps them overcome numerous contractual and compliance challenges. Whether starting a program from scratch or looking to improve upon an existing program, our approach set the client and contractor up for success by establishing precise requirements, developing a pre-qualification process, providing contractor training, and creating mechanisms to monitor and evaluate contractor performance. Lastly, we can provide insight into OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy and help clarify misconceptions around who is responsible for what throughout the work cycle.
Our Contractor Safety Management Services:
- Contractor Management Assessment of Need
- Contractor Program Development and Implementation
- Contractor Pre-Qualification
- Program Gap Analysis
- Contractor Management Audits and Assessments
- OSHA Multi-Employer Awareness Training
- Permit to Work Development and Implementation
- Behavior-Based Safety (BBS)
A strong contractor safety program that prequalifies contractors before being hired and monitors and manages ongoing safety performance can ensure that contractors are adequately equipped to mitigate hazards. This can help prevent worker injuries, protect corporate reputation, support compliance with government regulations, and avoid hefty fines associated with violations.
- Enviro Hazards
- Mitigate Hazards
- Limit Violations
- Limit Fines
- Avoid Accidents
- Behavior Safety
- Company Image