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  • Why should I use a safety consulting firm for site safety staffing?

    It is well established that high safety performance not only promotes the health and safety of personnel, but also positively impacts the organization's reputation. A key aspect of establishing and maintaining a high safety performance is having an experienced and knowledgeable safety representative whose priorities and objectives are aligned with your organization. The challenge is finding the right person for the job, that has the skillset, an effective approach and is available within your timeline.  hand shake 2

    The resources and time it takes to effectively hire a site safety professional is daunting.  There are four metrics to the hiring process sourcing, screening, interviewing and hiring. To effectively complete all of these steps takes time and money.  Another challenge can be keeping the site safety professional from leaving the project before it is complete.  If this happens, the company is forced to start at the beginning of the process to backfill the position which cost more time and money.  

    Working with a safety consulting company like Trinity Safety Group for safety staffing needs has several advantages over hiring your own full-time safety employee. The bottom line is when you use a safety consulting company the risk is transfered, they become a turn-key solution.  Beyond the inital benefit, most firms like Trinity Safety Group has many safety professionals on staff with diverse experience and expertise.  Now you have a team of safety professionals at your finger tips when that need arises. When you hire a reputable firm you should get the following:

    1. Expertise

    A professional safety staffing service is focused and equipped to provide you with experienced professionals whose expertise matches your project. The staffing service will carefully evaluate each project and ensure that you work with only the most qualified team members.

    2. Save Time

    According to NACE, the average time from interview to offer is 22.5 days. Consider the time spent writing up the position description, posting the position, gathering and reviewing resumes, and scheduling interviews, and analyzing all qualified candidates before even making the offer, and you'll realize how quickly it adds up. A safety staffing service understands what you need for the job and has refined, smooth processes to quickly fill your position.

    3. Save Money

    In addition to the benefit of having an experienced staff ready to hit the ground running, there are substantial cost advantages to choosing a staffing service to staff your project versus hiring a permanent staff member. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average direct cost for a new employee is $57,967.88 including basic wages, benefits, and taxes. Add in costly overtime during the vacancy of the position, recruiting and advertising costs, screening and testing costs, and this number can quickly grow exponentially.

    By using a safety staffing service, you save costs in several areas, including:

    • Employee benefits packages
    • Training expenses
    • Recruiting and overhead costs 

    4. Staff Anywhere

    A staffing service has access to a wide pool of highly qualified candidates. They can provide you with safety professionals anywhere in the country. No matter where the project is located, how big or small, a safety staffing service will work with you on each and every staffing need. Established safety staffing agencies often work with professionals and skilled workers who are open to short term, project, or part time work that have strong backgrounds in their field. Having experienced talent that can quickly come in and adapt to your position can provide you with great flexibility.

    5. Staff with Confidence

    After spending all of the time, money, resources, and effort in the hiring process, you want to be sure that your hire is a good one. Partnering with a safety staffing service will give you the peace of mind and confidence to know that you're hiring someone who will live up to expectations.

    When it comes to your safety staff you cannot take chances.  Find a reputable safety consulting firm who specializes in safety staffing to reduce the burnden of finding the right safety professional in a timely manner.

    Click below to hear what Trinity Safety Group's customers say about their staffing services:

     

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  • How to Establish a Safety Program

    Obviously, you want your company to be safe. But what if you don't have a formal safety program in place? Where do you begin? How do you bring the entire company on board and help your employees catch the vision? We are often asked these same questions.

    If your company is starting from scratch, establishing a safety program can seem like a daunting task. But it is very important. That's why we've put together this blog post - to help you easily implement a solid safety program.

     

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    1. Develop a plan of action that includes both management and employee involvement.

    It's essential to develop a program that will meet the needs of everyone within your organization. However, a binder filled with procedures is not going to help your employees stay safe. That's why we recommend employee safety representatives are part of the process. This will encourage their continued support and participation.

    2. Designate a health and safety representative.

    As with any good plan, you will need to assign someone to take this responsibility. This individual must have authority to do the job and the ability to work and interact with employees at all levels within the company. Choose someone that has the knowledge of both the facility and general safety requirements. The designated person should be credible knowledgeable about the operations. Management must give adequate resources (time, authority, money) to develop an effective program.

    3. Determine the health and safety requirements of the specific workplace and operations.

    In order to succeed, you need to figure out the established requirements associated with your company's location, operations and equipment. This will help you develop a hazard assessment strategy, pinpoint hazardous areas and procedures (causing significant injury or illness) and provide the background for correction and control strategies.

    To aid with this, you will need to look into:

    • OSHA laws, regulations, and standards
    • Equipment manuals
    • Chemical inventory
    • Employee capabilities
    • Accident and injury/illness history
    • Existing safety and health materials

    4. Conduct a hazard assessment of the workplace 

    Your ultimate goal is to identify and prevent hazards. Develop an initial plan for assessing the workplace with a comprehensive safety and health survey. During the initial survey, you will want to identify any hazardous situations and all violations of laws, regulations or standards.

    Effective strategies for an initial workplace survey include:

    • Floor plans
    • Storage areas
    • Processes
    • Equipment & Pedestrian pathways
    • Job hazard analysis

    Step 5: Correct identified hazards.

    Once identified, you should promptly correct all hazards.  This will build credibility of your company's health and safety policy. Financial resources may be required to correct some hazards. Every reasonable effort must be made to provide adequate funding to protect the workplace safety and health of your company. If a complete correction of a hazard is delayed, interim measures may be necessary in some instances. 

    Step 6: Keep the workplace hazard-free.

    Once hazards are corrected, ensure that the workplace remains hazard-free. Rules and procedures should be clearly stated and understandable. Although it is not always required, work rules and emergency procedures be in writing. 

    Once the procedures are established, it is important to develop a means for enforcing them. Enforcement is particularly important initially, when management will experience the most resistance to the new rules and procedures.

    Step 7: Train Employees in Safety and Health.

    We strongly recommend training employees in safety and health. Train employees about how company’s safety and health program will benefit them and they will make the program work. Retraining is wise (we recommend annually), since health and safety are long-term commitments. Similarly, training should be required for all new employees.

    Step 8: Keep the program up-to-date and effective.

    At this point, most of your hard work is done. However, it's important to maintain the new, safer environment you've created. Don't forget to document all the work you've done so it can be reviewed to determine program effectiveness down the road.

    By following these easy 8 steps, you are well on your way to establishing a safety program. Have questions? Give us a call, we're happy to help. 

     

     

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Insurance Consulting Services

 

Our Insurance Experts Can Save You Thousands

You could be saving thousands of dollars each year in insurance costs.  A sound understanding of today’s insurance industry is critical for any organization.  This knowledge can result in multiple cost savings each year in both insurance and worker’s compensations.

Trinity Safety Group’s (TSG) insurance experts can provide your organization with the necessary information and skills to educate your management team on all aspects of the insurance industry.  

Our team can help you with:
  • Experience Modification Rate (EMR) management
  • Claims Management
  • Insight in to the capabilities and resources that insurance companies can provide
  • Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIP)
  • Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs (CCIP)



Not only will we provide you with knowledge on industry-specific topics, but we will help you apply this information for immediate cost savings.  

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Experience Modification Rate (EMR) Management

TSG has worked with several local and national companies to lower their EMR.  A company’s EMR can significantly impact the bottom line.  A high EMR causes the company to pay inflated insurance premiums and limits bidding opportunities on projects using contractor pre-qualification programs.  Implementing a comprehensive health and safety program, developing an effective training program, and efficiently managing worker’s compensation claims are key elements to lowering your EMR.

TSG has also been successfully managing Worker’s Compensation claims for over a decade.  We guarantee that by using our Loss Control Services, a company’s EMR and insurance premiums will be greatly reduced.  Our comprehensive insurance assessments identify specific aspects of a company’s claims management that needs improvement.  Improvement in deficient areas results in a company that is far more marketable when purchasing insurance.

TSG has developed and managed several OCIP and CCIP projects.  We take the lead on OCIP/CCIP project management and work in conjunction with your team to develop an effective and successful model that benefits you.  A comprehensive project safety program with safety advisors monitoring the compliance of the program are the keys to effective OCIP/CCIP projects.  We understand that a successful project depends on safety, quality, and schedule working together in unison.  We implement this same formula while providing OCIP and CCIP services to our clients.

Let TSG help protect your bottom line.  Please contact us for further information.

Testimonials

Dr. Robert L. Taylor, Superintendent of Schools, Lebanon Community Schools

"The partnership between Lebanon Community School's Building and Trades program and Trinity Safety Group has not only resulted in a direct benefit to our students in the building and trades program, but it has established an unprecedented partnership that will allow real life applications for safety training to be to our students in all aspects of the vocational education curriculum. Mr. Jones and the the Trinity group have displayed not only a passion for safety training, but a true commitment to preparing our next generation of workers for a productive and accident free work experience."