OSHA FALL PROTECTION: JRC, Inc. Safety Matters!
As we approach the end of 2017, OSHA has just announced the top 10 most cited violations for the fiscal year. While all of OSHA’s rules and regulations are critical to the safety and well-being of our employees, the recent surge in fall protection violations across the nation is cause for alarm for both the contractor and the client. For workplace falls resulting in fatalities, the ramifications for both the contractor and the client are steep.
When a contractor receives an OSHA Safety violation, there are multiple direct and indirect expenses that can drastically affect the company’s bottom line. The direct costs including workers’ compensation payments, expenses for medical and legal services to be considered. Furthermore, the indirect expenses such as: training replacement employees, accident investigation and implementation of corrective measures, lost productivity, repairs of damaged equipment and property, and costs associated with lower employee morale and absenteeism.
This is why at JRC, Inc. we make safety a top priority! JRC, Incorporated believes the personal safety, health and well-being of our employees and subcontractors is of primary importance. This is why we implement an Accident Prevention and Safety Program for all employees and subcontractors. All JRC Employees sign a form acknowledging they’ve received, read and understand the company’s Accident Prevention and Safety Program Manual.
Our safety efforts do not stop there! We continue to make Workplace Safety a key priority by implementing the following procedures:
- At the beginning of each project, a Fall Protection Work plan is completed at the beginning of each project and reviewed with all the subcontractors.
- Weekly ‘Toolbox’ Safety Meetings are conducted by the production supervisors. General safety topics are reviewed, along with specific hazards on the project(s) for that week.
- Mandatory Safety Meetings are conducted each quarter by regional safety specialists for all JRC associates to present and discuss a wide range of safety issues common to all employees.
- An Annual Safety Meeting is conducted by JRC Safety Manager to address accident trends, potential problems and/or the findings of unannounced job site inspections.
You can trust JRC, Inc. to complete your projects with unparalleled quality workmanship & unrivaled customer service. Contact us today!
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