Understanding OSHA Citations on Job Sites
On job sites, OSHA citations are a real concern. Often, workers have large binders and books, intended as a reference for when OSHA inspectors come knocking. These inspectors want to see these binders to ensure every necessary safety procedure and documentation is in place, particularly in the event of an injury.
From Traditional Binders to the Risk Management Center
Instead of sifting through massive binders, the Risk Management Center offers a convenient digital solution. With this platform, vital safety data sheets (SDSs) for hazardous materials, even those as benign as WD-40, are readily available on your phone. What seems like trivial requirements by OSHA can lead to citations if not adequately managed. A whopping 70% of OSHA citations stem from missing or misplaced safety data sheets. However, with the Risk Management Center, everything is consolidated, organized, and easily accessible, ensuring compliance and safeguarding against potential citations.
Incorporating Job Descriptions and Behavior Documentation
In addition to safety data, the Risk Management Center incorporates detailed job descriptions and behaviors. This functionality is especially crucial for cases where an injured worker might have to transition to different tasks during recovery. For instance, if someone injured their leg, the system would produce documentation specifying that the worker will be confined to desk duties, making calls for the next 20 days. Such a system plays a pivotal role in the early return to work programs, which are essential for efficient workers’ comp processes. Quick return-to-work strategies can significantly reduce workers’ comp rates.
Claims Management with the Risk Management Center
In the unfortunate event of an injury or a liability insurance claim, the Risk Management Center has a built-in Claims Management Center. This feature is directly linked to your policy, allowing for an immediate and streamlined communication process with your insurance carrier upon filling out the necessary forms. Efficiently managing claims is crucial; directing injured employees to the right healthcare professionals can make or break a workers’ comp claim, both in terms of cost and time.
Prioritizing Your Company’s Safety with Our Agency
Our agency emphasizes the significance of risk management, especially for construction companies. We champion this cause by utilizing the robust capabilities of our Risk Management Center.
In conclusion, managing risks and ensuring compliance can be daunting, but with the right tools, it becomes significantly more manageable. For more insights, feel free to explore our other blogs and YouTube videos. Should you have any questions regarding this topic, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you for engaging with our content!