- Q. Why does my company need a safety program?
A. Safety programs identify and communicate specific practices/procedures used to reduce or eliminate workplace injuries, enhance productivity and morale, comply with OSHA requirements, maintain or potentially lower Workers’ Compensation Insurance premiums.
- Q. What’s a hazard assessment?
A. A hazard assessment is an evaluation of a workplace, or work situation, as to the potential for hazards that an employee may encounter while performing the job/task. There are job hazards and activity hazards; these hazards are typically identified during a site review and assessment. The STRIVE Group conducts these types of assessments.
- Q. What’s an X-mod and how does it affect my company?
A. X-mod is a formula used to calculate Workers’ Compensation Insurance premiums based on frequency and cost of workplace injuries.
- Q. What do I do in the event of an emergency?
A. All businesses should have an Emergency Action Plan describing actions expected to be taken in the event of an emergency. Emergency Action Plans should be reviewed on an annual basis. The STRIVE Group can help review these and other policies and protocols.
- Q. What is a DART rate?
A. DART stand for Days Away, Restricted or Transferred. This is used to determine how safe your business has been in a calendar year in reference to workplace injuries.
- Q. Who inspects our fire extinguishers?
A. Annual inspections are completed by a certified/authorized inspector. Monthly checks are completed by staff and notated on the back side of the inspection tag.
- Q. Should a safety committee be established at my company?
A. Yes, even if your company has a good/great safety record, safety committees help keep safety a priority. In addition, safety committees can help improve employee awareness levels.
- Q. How long is a forklift operators’ certification valid?
A. After initial training, OSHA standards reflect that operators’ performance be evaluated every three years.
- Q. Why should I complete a new hire orientation?
A. A new hire orientation is used to prepare new employees by communicating essential elements of company operations including safety related topics such as: emergency evacuation procedures, hazard communication, where to find written policies/procedures, and specific safety requirements.
- Q. Does The STRIVE Group offer training?
A. Yes, The STRIVE Group offers various safety and professional development training classes and programs.
- Q. Can The STRIVE Group observe our work and help us ensure its safe?
A. Yes, The STRIVE Group provides site reviews and assessments specifically designed to identify and remove hazards.