PROGRAMS

Programs & Employee Training

Hazard Communication:
Commonly referred to as “Right-To-Know” or the “Chemical Regulation”.  Key elements include:

  1. Development of a written Hazard Communication Program
  2. Obtain & maintain SDS's (Safety Data Sheet) 
  3. Establish Labeling Guidelines & Procedures
  4. Conduct and document Employee Training on Hazard Communication to each exposed employee.

WORK SAFE Solution:  In our free review, we explain the required elements of the written Hazard Communication Program and corresponding Employee Training.  Our written program manuals are tailored to your operation and include 20 essential items to include in an effective Hazard Communication Program.  Our Employee Training sessions are documented and interactive (comprising of video clip review, flip charts, handouts) and include 22 essential items to effective employee training.


Lockout-Tagout
Commonly referred to as an “Energy Control Plan” or “The Control of Hazardous Energy”.  Key elements include:

  1. Development of a written Lockout-Tagout Program.
  2. Development of a written Lockout-Tagout Procedure for each individual piece of powered equipment.
  3. Conduct and document Employee Training on Lockout-Tagout to Authorized Employees.
  4. Conduct and document Employee Training on Lockout-Tagout to Affected & Other Employees.
  5. Obtain and maintain an accurate Lockout-Tagout Device Inventory specific to your equipment.

WORK SAFE Solution:  In our free review, we explain the required elements of the written Lockout-Tagout Program and corresponding Employee Training.  Our written program manuals are tailored to your operation and include 21 essential items to include in an effective Lockout-Tagout Program.  Our Employee Training sessions are documented and interactive (comprising of videotape review, flip charts, handouts) and include 22 essential items to effective employee training. 


PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Key elements include:

  1. Conduct and document a “Walk-Through Survey” to identify hazard categories and hazard sources in your facility.
  2. Conduct and document a “Hazard Assessment” for your facility and each job task or work area.
  3. Determine situations which require the use of PPE.
  4. Make sure there is adequate PPE on site.
  5. Provide Equipment at no cost to your employees.
  6. Conduct and document Employee Training on PPE to each exposed employee.

WORK SAFE Solution:  In our free review, we explain the required elements of the written PPE Program (including the “Walk-Through Survey” and “Hazard Assessment”) and corresponding Employee Training.  Our written program manuals are tailored to your operation and include 20 essential items to include in an effective PPE Program.  Our Employee Training sessions are documented and interactive (comprising of videotape review, flip charts, handouts) and include 22 essential items to effective employee training. 


Emergency Action Plan & Fire Safety
Key elements include:

  1. Development of a written Emergency Action Plan.
  2. Development of a written Fire Protection Plan.
  3. Conduct and document Employee Training on the Emergency Action Plan to each exposed employee.
  4. Conduct and document Employee Training on the Fire Protection Plan.

WORK SAFE Solution:  In our free review, we explain the required elements of the written Emergency Action Plan & Fire Safety Program and corresponding Employee Training.  Our written program manuals are tailored to your operation and include 14 essential items to include in an effective Emergency Action Plan & Fire Safety Program.  Our Employee Training sessions are documented and interactive (comprising of videotape review, flip charts, handouts) and include 14 essential items to effective employee training. 


Respiratory Protection
Key elements include:

  1. Development of a written Respiratory Protection Program.
  2. Documentation of  respirator selection procedures.Conduct, document and maintain respirator fit testing records.
  3. Determine filter/cartridge change schedule and procedures (if applicable)
  4. Conduct, document and maintain “Medical Evaluation” records.
  5. Conduct and document Employee Training on Respiratory Protection to each exposed employee.

WORK SAFE Solution:  In our free review, we explain the required elements of the written Respiratory Protection Program and corresponding Employee Training.  Our written program manuals are tailored to your operation and include 28 essential items to include in an effective Respiratory Protection Program.  Our Employee Training sessions are documented and interactive (comprising of videotape review, flip charts, handouts) and include 24 essential items to effective employee training.


DETERMINATION OF RESPIRATORY HAZARDS

Air Quality/Monitoring is required to determine your exact exposure levels for operations requiring respirator use.
WORK SAFE SOLUTIONS, INC. does not determine hazards, evaluate hazards or exposures, nor conduct any air quality testing, hygienic or related services in any capacity.
WORK SAFE SOLUTIONS, INC. does not determine the need for respirators, the appropriateness of respirators, the types of respirators, filter cartridges and/or filter cartridge change schedules nor any related services in any capacity. 


Forklift (Industrial Powered Truck)
Also referred to as “Powered Industrial Truck”.  Key elements include:

  1. Conduct and document Employee Training to each driver/operator.
  2. Conduct a “Performance Review and Evaluation” for each driver/operator.
  3. Provide and conduct a “Certification” for each driver/operator.
  4. Conduct “Daily Inspections” prior to use of each shift for each individual forklift or powered industrial truck.
  5. Although not required, it is recommended to develop a written Forklift Program to contain your policy and procedures for forklift operation. 

WORK SAFE Solution:  In our free review, we explain the required elements of Employee Training and the “Performance Review and Evaluation”.  Our written program manuals are tailored to your operation.  Our Employee Training sessions are documented and interactive (comprising of videotape review, flip charts, handouts) and include 19 essential items to effective employee training. 


Permit Required Confined Space Entry
Key elements include:

  1. Development of a written Permit-Required Confined Space Entry Program.
  2. Identify Confined Spaces at your facility and develop Permit-Required Entry Procedures.Development of procedures for Atmospheric Testing.
  3. Development and implementation of Rescue and Emergency Services procedures.
  4. Conduct and document Employee Training on Permit-Required Confined Space Entry to each Authorized Entrant, Authorized Attendant and Entry Supervisor.

WORK SAFE Solution:  In our free review, we explain the required elements of the written Permit-Required Confined Space Entry Program and corresponding Employee Training.  Our written program manuals are tailored to your operation and include 17 essential items to include in an effective Permit-Required Confined Space Program.  Our Employee Training sessions are documented and interactive (comprising of videotape review, flip charts, handouts) and include 27 essential items to effective employee training. 


Blood borne Pathogens (Exposure Control Plan)
Commonly referred to as an “Exposure Control Plan”.  Key elements include:


  1. Development of a written “Exposure Control Plan”.
  2. Identify and document your facilities “Exposure Determination”.
  3. Determine your facilities “Methods of Compliance.”
  4. Conduct and document Employee Training on Blood borne Pathogens to each exposed employee.

WORK SAFE Solution:  In our free review, we explain the required elements of the written “Exposure Control Plan” and corresponding Employee Training.  Our written program manuals are tailored to your operation and include 19 essential items to include in an effective “Exposure Control Plan”.  Our Employee Training sessions are documented and interactive (comprising of videotape review, flip charts, handouts) and include 14 essential items to effective employee training. 


Hearing Conservation
Key elements include:

  1. Develop a written Hearing Conservation Program, which includes but is not limited to, a monitoring program, audiometric testing program, annual audio gram, annual training and record keeping.
  2. Conduct and document Employee Training to each exposed employee.

WORK SAFE Solution:  it is recommended to contact an Audiometric Testing company for a complete Hearing Conservation Program.  We can assist with a basic written program, however, you will need documented audiometric testing and results for your operation.


DETERMINATION OF NOISE HAZARDS

Noise level/monitoring is required to determine your exact exposure levels for operations requiring hearing protection and a Hearing Conservation Program.
WORK SAFE SOLUTIONS, INC. does not determine hazards, evaluate hazards or exposures, nor conduct any noise level/monitoring testing or related services in any capacity.
WORK SAFE SOLUTIONS, INC. does not determine the need for hearing protection, the appropriateness of hearing protection, and the types of hearing protection needed nor any related services in any capacity.


GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
In addition to insufficient written program manuals and employee training, OSHA fines can also be generated from items as simple as Record keeping and displaying the OSHA Poster to as complex as Machine Guarding and Electrical deficiencies.  We provide a General Recommendations Checklist for many of these items so you can check your shop for inadequacies.  Many of these items are easily correctable so all you need to do is review and take the corrective action.  Although it is impossible to cover all items, this General Recommendations Checklist gives your company a sensible starting place to address many of the most frequently cited violations for OSHA fines.


ANNUAL UPDATES
Once programs are implemented, you will need a comprehensive update at least once a year.  Many programs require that the company conducts a “re-certification” to applicable programs annually.  Most often this is comprised of documenting an update and review of the written program manuals and conducting and documenting a “re-training” session for exposed employees.  At your option, we return each year to conduct this “re-certification” and “re-training”.  The cost for this “maintenance service” is typically considered quite affordable to companies because we have already developed and implemented your programs; we now need only to maintain your programs.