Prospering Safely’s grasp of what works for OSH in today’s business and regulatory environment dovetails with our risk management expertise in serving select Clients as their nested OSH professional. Typically this occurs when a Client is in-between the departure of their in-house safety professional and until they hire a replacement. Other times, for smaller employers, Prospering Safely will fulfill the role as their OSH professional for several months or several years. Clients are not constrained to a set frequency of hours per month - instead, they use Prospering Safely as-needed - to ensure their risks are controlled, their OSH processes are running smoothly, their workforce remains trained, and Zero Losses are maintained. These valued Clients continue to trust our character and capabilities and utilize Prospering Safely’s professional services on an ongoing basis - some for as many as twenty-four years.
Understanding each Client is unique to their risks, exposures, and needs, a typical Client utilizing Prospering Safely for nested OSH management might receive a day of service, weekly, monthly, or annually, in which the following 10 risk management objectives are typically pursued.
- Strategize with the Client’s senior management several days prior to arrival onsite to collaborate on audit topics and needed OSH training for targeted employee groups.
- Arrive on site and meet with top management to gain a feel for the current safety climate at the worksite, obtain insight and direction to management’s key OSH concerns, and agree to the flow for the day.
- Conduct a motivational OSH coaching session to site supervisory personnel on an OSH topic germane to their current exposures or upcoming operations having the potential for Fatality and Serious Injury (FSI) exposures.
- Provide one or several motivational OSH training sessions to affected workers on competent person topics such as Lockout/Tagout, Ergonomics, Workplace Violence, Permit-Required Confined Spaces, Respiratory Protection, Defensive Driving, Temperature Extremes, Hazard Communication, Bloodborn Pathogens, Fall Protection, etc.)
- Review the OSHA 300 Log with the Director of Human Resources to audit compliance and accomplish a quality audit of any Loss Incident Investigation Reports from affected Supervisors.
- Conduct an annual audit of an applicable programming section of the Client’s Safety and Health Management System (SHMS). Examples may include Hazard Communication, Lockout/Tagout, Hearing Conservation, Forklift Operations, Bloodborne Pathogens, Combustible Dust Explosion Prevention, Crane Safety, Drug & Alcohol, Permit-Required Confined Spaces, Fleet Safety, Respiratory Protection, etc.).
- Undertake informal interviews with workers requesting answers to OSH issues, those performing FSI tasks, and those involved in recent near-hit events or actual loss incidents.
- Accomplish a worksite OSH audit - touring with top management, key Supervisors and members of the site’s safety committee.
- Hold a wrap-up meeting with top management and key persons to review our primary OSH findings and establish a preliminary action plan for the Client to implement over the coming weeks or months.
- At our office, Prospering Safely will generate a written report of our findings, craft a suggested action plan for Zero Losses, and complete a risk assessment on the observed exposures to assist the Client in prioritizing their OSH response and risk controls prior to our next site visit.
If our Nested OSH Management capabilities interest you or your organization, and your worksite is within a few hours of our office in Millersville, Pennsylvania, please contact Prospering Safety. We have limited availability to provide this service, and we welcome the opportunity to place you into our field schedule.
At Prospering Safely, it is our driving goal to empower your employees to Work In Safe Environments (WISE) through the reduction of risk and the pursuit of Zero Losses.