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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Safety Best Practices #3

A written safety program is not an option for a company in the construction industry. Although it is still somewhat optional for general industry, those businesses should also have a written program. Developing your written safety program should not be taken lightly. Your written safety program will form the foundation of your commitment to safety. If properly completed, your written safety program will help reduce on-the-job accidents and injuries, demonstrate your commitment to safety to your employees and to OSHA, provide a means of communicating your safety rules to your employees and it will provide a means of enforcing those very safety rules.

Your safety program should have several basic components. First, your program needs a general statement by management with regard to the company’s commitment to safety and its determination that safety will be a top priority...

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