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Program Development

Some people will tell you that Workplace Safety starts with the development of a company Environmental, Safety and Health Policy statement, and the implementation of a Workplace Safety Plan and Program.

Anyone who has been involved in the process knows that it needs to start by understanding the organization’s culture first, so at Allman Safety, we ask questions like:

  • Is your organization process-driven or results-driven?
  • Are you entrepreneurial or bureaucratic?
  • How do you measure success? Is your feedback internal or external?
  • Does safety already appear on your company website?
  • Are you being driven by regulatory pressures or moral imperatives?

We want to help you to build a program that meets your organizational needs, fits within the culture and will result in sustainable safety success.

Give us a free call to talk about safety culture and program development.

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Safety Audits

Safety inspections look for hazards, risks, and procedures that might prevent a company from operating safely. They may be compliance, behavior or performance-based, or be some combination of the three.

Safety audits examine whether programs and strategies are meeting a company’s goals

That is, are the safety programs and plans integrated into the company culture, and therefore accepted, or are they an add-on that is focused on satisfying an external stakeholder?

Allman Safety does not try to sell a particular program or approach. We can show you where disconnects make the program unsustainable and why “Flavour of the Month” resistance is an obstacle to success.

We can also ascertain readiness for and chances of success with COR certification.

Call us for a free discussion about your needs.

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Hazard & Risk Assessment

Risk assessments can work backward from your accident/injury experience to look at causation. This assumes the investigations are successful in identifying the cause.

Risk assessments can also work forward by identifying the potential for catastrophic and costly mistakes, and where and when they might occur.

The most common cause of risk assessment failure is an improper definition of goals.

A risk is a chance, high or low, that a hazard will actually cause bodily harm, like:

  • Electrocution
  • Bodily impacts
  • Sprains or strains
  • Crushing
  • Deafness
  • Stress
  • Suffocation

A hazard is something that can cause harm. It may involve conditions or procedures. Examples of hazards include:

  • Energy sources like electricity
  • Traffic
  • Chemicals
  • Heights
  • Noise
  • A keyboard
  • A bully
  • Temperature extremes, like heat and cold, etc

Procedures include:

  • Entering confined spaces
  • Working at heights
  • Working in excavations
  • Hurrying
  • Working around equipment
  • Repetitive movements, etc

Before you embark on risk assessments, you want your whole team on the same page regarding the process.

At Allman Safety, we measure the level of risk before and after controls are imposed, to ensure the right procedure is being implemented the right way

Give us a free call to talk about where you are in this process and how we might help.

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