Create Your Own Safety Program

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Designed for small to midsize construction companies, the NAHB's 'Construction Safety Program Manual: A Guide for Home Builders and Contractors' eliminates the need to hire an additional employee to implement a safety program.

September 06, 2000

 

Safety Program Manual
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Designed for small to midsize construction companies, the NAHB’s "Construction Safety Program Manual: A Guide for Home Builders and Contractors" eliminates the need to hire an additional employee to implement a safety program. Execution of the program can save money through reduced workers’ compensation claims. The guide features information you can use to comply with federal and state safety regulations while reducing the amount of paperwork within your company. A supplementary disk allows easy, quick program customization to suit your company’s safety needs. The guide is discounted for NAHB members and is available from the NAHB Home Builder Bookstore at 800/223-2665 or by visiting www.builderbooks.com.

12 Steps in Developing a Comprehensive Safety Program

 

 

  • What are the hazards of normal and unusual company operations?

     

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  • What are the company’s insurance and legal risks?

     

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  • What are your usual construction clients’ safety specifications, if any?

     

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  • Define your safety goals.

     

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  • Write your policy.

     

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  • Establish the budget.

     

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  • Identify the person(s) who will carry out the program.

     

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  • Set standards for employee accountability and disciplinary action.

     

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  • Distribute written safety policy and work rules to all employees.

     

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  • Educate and train all employees in particular safety responsibilities.

     

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  • Perform daily duties under the program.

     

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  • Routinely audit and evaluate program effectiveness.
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