Workplace Safety Requirements Just Don't Need to Be That Difficult - 08/13/2018

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Monday, August 13, 2018

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Workplace Safety Requirements Just Don't Need to Be That Difficult

When it comes to meeting workplace safety requirements sometimes we tend to make it more difficult than it must be.

Let’s start with OSHA.Have you looked at the online version of their regulations lately?They’ve made the regulations so difficult to understand that now they provide links to interpretations for many of the regulations.

Now let’s talk about third party prequalification companies.Many of you know who these companies are; they are the ones you must go through before you can bid work with certain companies.

Though these third parties provide a valuable service, most companies find it extremely difficult to get their safety programs approved by them and if they are trying to get approved by more than one, the odds are that one safety program won’t meet everyone’s requirements.

And what about those general contractors who want to see your safety program or site-specific safety program (which I believe is a great idea), but then after their review of your program they want to tell you what should be or shouldn’t be included in your program.

Now don’t get me wrong on this one.If you are submitting a 5-10 page safety program and expect it to be accepted, the general contractor probably does have just cause for questioning it.

Workplace safety requirements just don't need to be that difficult.

In fact, I believe the more difficult we make it to comply with workplace safety requirements, the less effective they become – and less effective means more opportunity for serious accidents.

Rather than making things more difficult, wouldn’t it make more sense to simplify it?Make it quicker, easier and more cost effective so no company has an excuse to work in an unsafe manner.

At U.S. Compliance Systems we are working hard every day trying to find quicker, easier and more cost-effective ways for our clients to meet today’s tougher workplace safety requirements.

If you believe simplifying workplace safety would be of value to your company and employees, in the next few weeks we’ll be reviewing ways for you to help make that happen. 

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Thanks for Reading and Please - Work Safe This Week!

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Thanks for Reading and Please - Work Safe This Week!

Contact Information

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U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.
Phone: 1-888-475-5353
Fax: 1-888-925-5353
Website: www.uscompliancesystems.com
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Receive Safety E-Quick Tips First Thing Monday Morning 4:30 EST

Quick Links...
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Customized Online Safety Programs
Online 1 Hour Safety Training
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