Builders and trade contractors are required by OSHA to institute and maintain a company program of policies, procedures, and practices to protect their employees from, and help them to recognize job-related safety and health hazards. Your company’s safety program should include procedures for the identification, evaluation and prevention or control of workplace hazards, specific job hazards and potential hazards that may arise. Having a safety program in place—and a safe jobsite—can save time and money by lowering liability insurance costs, reducing worker compensation costs, and increasing productivity.
An effective company safety program will include the following main elements:
The resources below can be used to develop and implement an effective safety program.