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5 Key Tasks to Make Your Construction Safety Program Amazing

Warning: If you are not currently operating a successful safety program at your construction company, you are NOT ready for the tasks described below.

These suggested tasks make the assumption that you are already conducting Toolbox Talks, JHA’s, Site Inspections, tracking Training and Incident Reports. If you are only doing a few of these tasks, you should read my article 5 Simple Tasks to Improve your Safety Program instead.

Otherwise, it sounds like you are ready to take your safety program to the highest level, and I couldn’t be more excited for you. Maybe you are the next generation, taking over the family business and you need to make your mark, or you are looking to really wow your boss this year and nail that promotion.

Whatever your motivation is, here are 5 ways you can join the best in the business as safety rock stars:

1. Create Site Specific Safety Plans

You probably already have a written safety program that covers safety on all your projects from start to finish. A site specific safety plan takes what you are already using and adds more specific safety measures to it.

You should create one for all major jobs that your crews will be on for an extended period of time and for jobs with unusual hazards your workers are not accustomed to.

In addition to standard project information, the plan should include:

  • Location of the nearest hospital
  • Emergency contacts
  • Name of competently trained person on site
  • Hazards specific to the site
  • Specific instructions on how to control each hazard
  • A list of safety equipment required
  • Pictures (general site and specific hazards)

In advance of the project starting, share the plan with the key workers onsite so they can put some forethought into it and collect the equipment they will need. On day one of the project, meet with all workers onsite to review the plan and do a physical walkthrough. Taking the time to complete these steps will significantly reduce the chance of an incident onsite.

2. Track Near Misses

A near miss is anytime something happens on site that comes very close to causing harm to someone or would have come close if someone was in the vicinity. Here are some examples of near misses:

  • Someone trips on an extension cord but does not harm themselves
  • A forklift bumps a skid of material, it teeters but does not fall
  • A worker drops a hammer down the stairs but nobody was near

The only difference between these near misses and an incident is luck. Had someone been injured, it would have triggered an investigation into what went wrong and a plan to prevent the incident in the future.

Instead, if you record and investigate near misses the same way you would an incident, you are likely to prevent the incident from happening at all. It’s the same amount of work, just in a proactive manner instead of retroactive.

3. Analyze Safety Findings

If your safety program is fairly advanced, it likely produces a ton of paperwork. That paperwork is likely collected and filed away somewhere, never to be seen again.

This is unfortunate because the information contained in those reports could be the key to safer job sites. If you record the data from these reports into a spreadsheet (or better yet, use a safety management program to do that for you) you are then able to analyze it.

For example, by grouping and categorizing the safety deficiencies found on your site inspections, you’ll be able to find patterns and trends, and then apply changes to mitigate them. You’ll figure out if they are caused by specific workers, on certain projects, at certain times or whether other factors contribute to them.

Using the information you are already collecting, instead of filing it away, can be one of your biggest assets.

4. Conduct Annual Reviews

At least once a year, look up everything to do with safety for each of your employees, on an individual basis and then review it with them. Some items to include are:

  • Compliance with your program (Are they doing what they are supposed to?)
  • Training Certificates (Are any coming up for renewal? New courses to take?)
  • Incidents (Were they involved in any?)
  • Infractions (Were they written up at all?)
  • Attitude (Do they contribute to a safe company culture?)
  • Goals for the next year (What can they work on?)

Some companies go even further to make their reviews live by posting a leaderboard in their shop. A little friendly competition among co-workers doesn’t hurt.

Once you know who your safety rock stars are you can reward them and provide additional training to the ones who need help.

5. Continue Learning

The construction industry is always changing, and safety changes along with it. It’s important to stay on top of new regulations, new innovations and new ideas.

At the same time, there is a lot of information out there which can feel overwhelming. We suggest finding a few trusted sources of information and keep up with them.

Here are a few different options:

  • Sign up for a newsletter from a local and national trade association
  • Bookmark a few reliable construction news websites such as Construction Dive or Occupational Health & Safety
  • Find accounts with knowledgeable and free blogs and follow them on social media so you know when new blogs are posted. Ours are: Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn

In short, the more you know, the better so never stop learning!

You Are Not Alone

What we have just laid out for you would be virtually impossible without help. It’s likely your company has someone on the team dedicated to safety but even they are going to need help or they will spend most of their time hovered over spreadsheets and filing paperwork.

If you want to advance to the highest level of safety compliance, you must utilize technology. Using a safety management system is imperative to collecting complete, accurate information in a timely manner. That way, your safety rep has more time to be onsite, where they should be, inspecting, teaching and making proactive decisions.

There are a number of construction safety management apps on the market, and lucky for you, we’ve summarized them and provided direct links in a super convenient blog post, The 6 Best Construction Safety Apps – Ditch Paperwork Forever.

We’ve also written an article on How Much the Harness Safety App Costs, so there are no surprises when you are ready to book a demo to see Harness in action.

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Covid-19 Workplace Prevention Program: 11 Key Elements

Responding to President Joe Biden’s executive order on worker health and safety, on January 29 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued stronger guidance on identifying coronavirus exposure risks and implementing a COVID-19 Prevention Program at work. Having a program can help protect your employees from contracting the virus and keep your workforce doing what they are supposed to do, work.

Some jurisdictions, including the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board have already gone a step further and made a preventions program mandatory. Every business located or operating in California with more than one employee who are not working remotely must have a written Covid-19 Prevention Program in place.

The California guidelines, published weeks ago, can help you develop a program of your own now. We have pulled out what is relevant to contractors and summarized it below, so you don’t have to read the entire 23-page order.

You have our full permission to copy and paste this information into your own document and begin the process of customizing it to your business. You can thank us (and the State of California) by sharing this on your social media accounts; the more businesses who help prevent the spred, the better. We really are all in this together.

Covid-19 Workplace Prevention Program Overview

All employers should establish, implement, and maintain an effective, written COVID-19 Prevention Program. The written elements of the program should include:

1. System for Communicating

  • outline the process for an employee to report symptoms, exposures and hazards at the workplace
  • describe how you will accommodate employees with an increased risk of severe Covid-19 illness provide information about access to Covid-19 testing in your area
  • make a commitment to communicate information about Covid-19 hazards, policies and procedures to your employees, and any other person in contact with the workplace (which includes job sites)

2. Identification, Evaluation and Correction or Reduction of COVID-19 Hazards

  • Develop and implement a process for screening employees prior to work. This may include a written self-evaluation or temperature checks using non-contact thermometers
  • Conduct a workplace-specific identification of interactions, areas, activities, processes, equipment and materials that could potentially expose employees to Covid-19 and treat all persons in these situations, regardless of symptoms, as potentially infectious
  • For indoor locations, maximize the quantity of outdoor air and increase filtration to the highest level with existing ventilation systems
  • Periodically review and inspect local health department and industry-specific guidelines and your existing procedures
  • For every hazard identified above, the company shall implement effective policies and or procedures for correcting or reducing these unhealthy conditions

3. Training and Instruction

  • The employer must train and educate the employees about Covid-19, how it is spread, the symptoms, and methods to prevent its transmission
  • Training sessions should be documented as to who attended

4. Physical Distancing

  • All employees shall be separated from other people by at least six feet, except where you can demonstrate that six feet is not possible or momentary exposure while persons are in movement
  • When not possible, they need to remain as far apart as possible

5. Face Coverings

  • Employers shall provide face coverings and ensure they are worn by employees when indoors or when outdoors and less than six feet from another person
  • Exceptions include: when an employee is alone in a room, eating or drinking as long as they are 6 feet apart, if they are wearing other safety respirators already or if medical or mental health conditions restrict their use
  • If a specific task cannot feasibly be performed with a face covering, the person is exempt but limited to the period in which the task is being performed, and the person is either 6 feet away from others or tested for Covid-19 twice a week
  • Employers cannot prevent an employee from wearing a mask when they are not required to, unless it renders their task unsafe

6. Other Controls and Personal Protective Equipment

  • In fixed work locations where physical distancing is not possible, the employer shall install cleanable solid partitions to reduce aerosol transmission
  • Employers shall clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects and notify employees of the procedure and frequency
  • Prohibit sharing of PPE and other close contact items when feasible, such as tools, keyboards, pens, phones etc.
  • Complete cleaning and disinfecting of areas, materials and equipment a positive case has come in contact with
  • Employers to provide appropriate hand washing facilities and hand sanitizer and encourage employees to wash regularly
  • Employers evaluate the need and shall provide appropriate personal protective equipment not limited to, gloves, goggles and face shields

7. Employer Provided Transportation

  • Whenever possible, put employees from the same household together, and if not, then from the same crew
  • The operator and passengers are separated by at least three feet in all directions, regardless of vehicle capacity
  • Everyone in the vehicle is wearing a mask
  • Conduct daily screening questionnaires and exclude drivers and riders with symptoms, prior to boarding
  • All high contact surfaces (handles, seatbelts, armrests etc) are disinfected before each trip
  • High contact points for drivers (wheel, shifter etc) are disinfected between drivers
  • Windows are kept open when the weather conditions range between 60 and 90 degrees. When above or below that the heat or AC may be on as long as it is set to maximize outdoor air and not recirculate. Windows can also be closed during rain or snow, having the ventilation system running is still recommended
  • Employers shall provide hand sanitizer in each vehicle and ensure riders and drivers use it before and after each ride

8. Investigating and Responding to COVID-19 Cases

  • Determine day and time the case was last present and if possible the day and time they first experienced symptoms
  • Determine who may have had exposure to the case
  • Give notice to everyone who was exposed within 1 business day and send them home
  • Offer Covid-19 testing at no cost and during working hours to all employees with exposure
  • Investigate whether any workplace conditions could have contributed to exposure and what can be done to reduce or eliminate that hazard
  • Keep all personal information of cases and medical information confidential

9. Exclusion of Covid-19 Cases

  • All positive cases must be excluded from the workplace until the criteria in section 10 is met
  • Employees with exposure to a positive case must be excluded from the workplace for 14 days from the date of the exposure
  • Employees excluded from work due to positive test results or exposure and otherwise able and available to work shall maintain their earnings, seniority and all other rights and benefits as if they had not been removed from their job. Employers may use provided sick leave benefits for this purpose. This does not apply if the employer can demonstrate that the exposure is not work related
  • These regulations do not limit any other law, policy or collective bargaining agreement that provide greater protection

10. Return to Work Criteria

  • Cases with symptoms shall not return to work until:

1. At least 24 hours have passed since a fever of 100.4 or higher has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications; and

2. Other COVID-19 symptoms have improved; and

3. At least 10 days have passed since COVID-19 symptoms first appeared

  • COVID-19 cases who tested positive but never developed COVID-19 symptoms shall not return to work until a minimum of 10 days have passed since the date of specimen collection of their first positive COVID-19 test
  • A negative COVID-19 test shall not be required for an employee to return to work
  • If an order to isolate or quarantine an employee is issued by a local or state health official, the employee shall not return to work until the period of isolation or quarantine is completed or the order is lifted

11. Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Access

  • Employers must report information about Covid-19 cases and deaths at the workplace to their local health department when required to by law
  • Employer shall maintain written records of their Covid-19 Prevention Program, and the steps taken to implement it and make it available to their employees
  • Record and Track all Covid-19 cases with names, contact info, occupation, location worked, date of last day worked, date of positive test and keep it confidential

How Harness Can Help

Harness can help make navigating the Covid-19 pandemic easier. Our platform has multiple ways to document, train, and track all the requirements mentioned above. Here are some of the ways our current clients are utilizing Harness in addition to their regular safety program:

  • Having each employee fill out a symptom self assessment on their own phone, prior to starting work each morning
  • Storing their Prevention Program so it is available to all their workers on all device types
  • Using our custom Covid-19 Toolbox Talks to train their workers on Covid-19 and document their attendance at the meeting
  • Recording information about positive cases and exposures
  • Documenting cleaning and disinfection schedules
  • Conducting inspections for potential Covid-19 Hazards and tracking how they are corrected

If you have a unique or industry specific Covid-19 concern, we are able to work with you to design a custom solution. If you have any questions or would like to talk more about how Harness can help you through these tough times, please book an appointment to speak with us.

Otherwise, feel free to check out these additional resources.

Top 5 Ways To Foster A Safety Culture In Your Construction Business
Best Construction Safety Apps
What Does Harness Software Cost?

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How to Easily Conduct A Construction Safety Inspection in 10 Steps

Conducting an onsite safety inspection is an integral part of a quality safety program, but if you don’t have a background in safety, it’s hard to know what to even look at, let alone what is considered unsafe.

Your trade also factors into the equation as there are likely hazards that are specific to the tasks your workers complete. A welder is going to face very different hazards than a carpenter.

At Harness, we work with hundreds of contractors, spanning a wide variety of trades. Having designed their electronic inspection forms for them means we have seen thousands of inspection points.

On a large scale the number of items to inspect is pretty overwhelming; however, there are some general areas that show up on every form. Below, we have captured the most common ones so you can begin with them and add in more specific inspection points as you gain experience.

10 Areas You Should Inspect While Onsite

1. Emergency Planning

If there were to be an incident on your job site, are you prepared? Some items to consider are:

  • having a fully stocked first aid kit
  • someone trained in first aid on site
  • a fully charged fire extinguisher nearby
  • an emergency escape route
  • a designated meeting spot

Some states and local municipalities also require you to have certain signage posted on site. This includes posters such as overhead work and emergency contacts.

You should also check with the general contractor as they may want you to produce information such as a written Safety Manual. Making sure these items are available to your workers and that they know where to find them will ensure incidents are dealt with properly if one does occur.

2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

You need to make sure all of your workers have access to and are wearing personal protective equipment specific to the task they are working on.

This is going to differ significantly depending on your trade but should include, at a minimum, protection for:

  • Hands
  • Eyes
  • Hearing
  • Respiratory
  • Feet
  • and proper clothing on the body

3. Material

It is important to consider what materials you are working with and how they impact the safety of your workers.

OSHA requires you to have a Safety Data Sheet available for every material your workers come in contact with. This is especially important when working with hazardous chemicals.

How material is stacked and stored should be checked as well. Items that could fall over easily shouldn’t be stacked high, some combustible materials need to be stored in cages and nothing should be near building perimeters.

Finally, you need to look at how material is being moved around the jobsite. Workers should be using aids such as wheelbarrows whenever possible and proper lifting techniques when not.

4. Housekeeping

A clean job site is not only safer because there is less of a chance your workers will trip, but it also makes it easier to spot hazards.

Check all aisles, passageways, stairs and landings to make sure there is adequate space to move about safely.

Work areas should be cleared of debris at multiple points throughout the day.

5. Access and Egress

Inspect how your workers are getting in and out of the site, especially if they are required to climb ladders, or stairs.

Stairs should have proper rails and landings and all openings should be protected and clearly marked.

Ladders need to be in safe working condition, set up properly and used correctly.

6. Hand, Pneumatic and Power Tools

Tools need to be inspected to make sure they are in good working condition and that their safety features such as guards are in place.

You should also try and see your workers using the tools to ensure they are complying to proper and safe techniques.

Additional PPE is often required when using specific tools so also take a look at what they are wearing.

7. Electrical

Electricity is a hazard on every job site, for every worker and so it should be included in your inspection.

Electricians, however, need a much more detailed level of inspection when it comes to hazards, which is why this item is also included as a trade specific hazard below.

A general inspection of electrical hazards should include making sure all extension cords and tools are protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), that cords are not frayed or spliced and that electrical equipment is away from groundwater.

Also take note of any overhead wires and make sure workers and equipment are staying well clear of them.

8. Large Machines

Most job sites are not complete without at least one large machine, often many.

These machines are usually used to lift and transport materials or dirt and sometimes to even complete work out of. This includes aerial lifts, forklifts, cranes, backhoes, etc.

Each of these machines needs to be operated by someone who is certified to do so and who conducts a seperate daily inspection on every machine they operate.

9. Other Factors

You can do everything right and then something unexpected happens and suddenly your job site is no longer safe.

If you work primarily outdoors, the weather can have an effect on your safety. You need to consider and check that workers have taken precautions against the elements, including extreme hot and cold, rain, wind, ice, snow and hail.

You should also consider other trades that may be onsite and may create hazards for your workers, simply by doing their job, especially if they are working in close proximity.

Finally, traffic and the general public can cause hazards to your workers and also need to be protected. Taking a few measures to look at the bigger picture is only going to protect your workers more.

10. Trade Specific Hazards

There is no possible way for us to capture every single potential hazard on a job site.

Please take time to write down common hazards specific to your trade.

This may include but isn’t limited to:

  • falls from heights / fall protection
  • compressed air or gas
  • confined spaces
  • electricity
  • open flame
  • Scaffolding
  • Silica protection

One of the best ways to gather a realistic view of what goes on at your job sites is to show up, especially unexpectedly.

If you conduct and document a safety inspection while you are there, you may be able to find and correct hazards before they turn into an incident and can even protect your company from potential citations if an incident occurs.

Next Level Stuff

If you skip the paper inspection and move right to doing your inspections in a safety management system like Harness, it is the same amount of work (actually even less) and provides more benefits to your company.

Harness collects all the data from your inspections in real time and allows you to analyze and graph the results. You can easily see where your crews are struggling to comply and where they are succeeding.

You can also review the results by employee so you know who needs more training and who deserves a raise (or at least a high five).

If you want to see some of the cool analytics Harness provides, you can book a demo.

If you want to start on paper first, we have taken all the information above (and more) and put it into a checklist format that you can print and start using today. Download this free resource below.

Otherwise, you may find these articles helpful:

5 Simple Tasks to Improve Your Construction Safety Program
How Much Does the Harness Safety App Cost
What is a Job Site Hazard Assessment (Definition and Usage)

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5 Simple Tasks to Improve Your Construction Safety Program

I am willing to bet that you own or work for an established construction company that already has a basic safety program in place. If I am wrong then you should definitely email me (sue@harnessup.com) and I will pay out that bet to a charity of your choice. Then, you should switch over to my other article: 5 Easy Tasks to Start Your Construction Safety Program, and come back here when I’m not going to lose that bet again.

The reason you are still reading must be because you know your safety program can and should be better, you just don’t know how to achieve that. Don’t worry, I’m here to help you take it to the next level.

Here are 5 tasks that will improve your existing safety program:

1. Conduct Job Site Hazard Assessments

A Job Site Hazard Assessment (or JHA) is essentially a safety plan conducted by the foreman on site before work begins. It asks them to record the tasks they will work on that day and then generate a list of potential hazards that may arise from those tasks. Once they know what the hazards are, the final step is to design and implement a plan to eliminate, contain or reduce each hazard.

Having your foreman complete a JHA every morning puts safety front of mind on site and gives them practical ways to keep themselves safe. Additionally, it reduces your company’s liability in the event an incident were to occur.

This is especially true if a worker is negligent in using the safety measures from the JHA because you will have written proof of what they were advised to do. This ten-minute daily exercise can literally save lives and lawsuits.

2. Host Safety Meetings with the Whole Team

Ideally, your foreman should already be conducting a weekly Toolbox Talk with their crew on site in small groups. The next logical step is to run a similar meeting on a larger scale which delves deeper into a safety topic or issue and includes your entire workforce on a monthly or quarterly basis.

Select a topic for the theme of the meeting that is relevant to your trade, starting with the more common hazards. For example, a roofing company may start with ladder safety and personal fall arrest systems, whereas an electrical company would begin with something such as lock out / tag out.

You may also consider tackling topics that are trending in your documented infraction notices. If your team seems to be forgetting to wear safety glasses, you could focus on hazards related to eye and face protection.

If you have a dedicated safety person, they should be the ones running the meeting, and if not, it should be a person as high up as possible. In fact, all members of the management team should participate when possible, and at a minimum, be in attendance. The more your workforce sees your commitment to safety, the stronger your safety culture becomes.

To keep things fresh and interesting, consider inviting a guest speaker. This could be a safety expert from the community, someone who has experienced a workplace incident or an expert such as an ER doctor to talk about head trauma. I once attended a meeting with a police officer as a guest speaker about defensive driving techniques. The workers were hesitant at first, but were asking him tons of really good questions by the end.

These safety meetings are also an excellent opportunity to publicly praise or even hand out prizes to your safety leaders for that month.

3. Provide and Track Training

The best place to start your training program is by figuring out which training you should be providing and tracking. This will be different depending on your trade. Take a look at all the hazards your crews are recording on their JHA’s (outlined above in point 1) and use that to generate an exhaustive list of potential hazards.

Then go through the list and highlight the ones that are:

  • Most likely to occur based on how often the exposure occurs (ie painters exposure to chemicals)
  • Are most likely to result in serious injury or death if they do occur (ie silicosis for masons)
  • Both (ie fall from heights for roofers)

The highlighted list of hazards are where you should be providing training, with your focus being on any in the third category. The rest of your hazards can be covered during Toolbox Talks and Safety Meetings for now.

If you are a Canadian contractor, the IHSA provides a Training Requirements Chart as to what you are legally required to do, but the activity outlined above still doesn’t hurt.

If you are American, OSHA provides a basic training program called OSHA10, which is a good idea to have your workers complete but does not cover the hazards specific to your trade. The states of Nevada, Missouri, New York and Connecticut have actually made OSHA10 mandatory for all construction workers.

Now that you know what you need to cover, you can schedule your training. You do not need to teach this training yourself. We highly recommend hiring a safety professional to provide it for you. Most will join you at your office or shop and train your staff all together.

Once complete, the last step is to record who took the training, when and the date it expires. Tracking this information means you can stay on top of training before it expires and can provide it to authorities in the event of an incident or a site inspection.

4. Inspect all equipment

Conducting both formal and informal inspections of your equipment will reduce the likelihood of an incident and also save your company time and money. A malfunctioning piece of equipment can very easily slow down or halt production on your job site and cause injury to your workers. An issue that is caught and resolved during an inspection can save you the costs of replacement and lost time and maybe even the life of your employee.

An informal inspection is completed by the person who is about to use the equipment. It is in their best interest that the inspection is completed as it will most likely be them that is affected if an incident were to occur. This inspection is done to ensure all the parts of the equipment are accounted for and functioning properly. It does not need to be documented unless an issue is found.

A formal inspection is conducted in addition to the informal ones, usually by a supervisor or safety personnel. The date, serial number and results of the inspection are recorded, regardless of whether the item passes or fails. Some companies mark their equipment with a name (ie Cordless Drill 15) to make tracking easier.

The management team can then make sure every piece of equipment is inspected on a regular basis. Striving to have each item inspected once a month (at a minimum quarterly) is a pretty reasonable goal or expectation.

The types of equipment that should be included in these inspections are:

  • Safety equipment (i.e. personal fall protection systems, fire extinguishers, first aid kits)
  • Power, Pneumatic and Hand Tools (i.e. drills, saws, hammers)
  • Non mechanical equipment (i.e. ladders, scaffolding, wheelbarrows)
  • Mechanical equipment (i.e. compressors, generators, rock vacs)
  • Machines (i.e. forklifts, cranes, aerial lifts, skid steers)
  • Vehicles (including trailers)

5. Conduct Job Site Inspections

Most likely, you already have a supervisor who manages multiple job sites. They are probably already visiting the site to check up on the crews and track production. There is no reason why they can’t do a Site Safety Inspection while they are there.

They should be looking for worker compliance to safety protocols, such as proper personal protective equipment, safe use of equipment and proper material handling. You can generate a list of areas that they should focus on by revisiting the list you created when setting up your training program, outlined above in point 3.

This is a great time for the supervisor to review the JHA that was completed by the crew at the start of the day and make workers aware of any unexpected or unusual hazards that weren’t noted. It is also an excellent opportunity for on site teaching and to make suggestions on safer ways to work.

These inspections should be recorded and handed in to the management team for review, even when there are not any issues noted. The data collected in these reports is going to be invaluable when management decides they want to analyze and track anything safety related.

This All Feels Like a Lot of Work

I know, and I get it. In all likelihood, you are ‘in charge’ of safety but that isn’t all you are in charge of. When I was working at a construction company, my primary responsibility was running the service department, and for some reason safety was thrown in my lap and I’m not even sure why; it’s possible ‘Service’ and ‘Safety’ just sounded good together.

I didn’t have a safety background or the time to manage such an important duty. The key to my survival was delegation. Everything listed above does not (and in fact should not) fall on you. The foreperson of each crew should be conducting the JHA’s and their supervisors should be doing the site inspections. Equipment inspections need to be everyone’s responsibility but the formal ones can also be assigned to supervisors or even a back shop manager. You may need to set up the training program but once established, pass on the tracking and scheduling of training to someone on your Admin team.

Safety meetings are likely the only task listed that you need to take full ownership of. Other than that, someone needs to collect and track the paperwork that is about to be generated. This is the area that I had the most difficulty with and is why I turned to technology to help.

How Harness Can Save You From Drowning in Paperwork

Harness Safety Software is an App that completely eliminates paper from the safety process. Inspections that are conducted on site are done on the forepersons phone or tablet and immediately stored and available to office personnel. It comes complete with the following modules to make setting up and managing your safety program easy:

  • Forms / Inspections
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Lessons / Learning Guides
  • Training Management
  • Document Storage including all your manuals and safety data sheets

Best of all, Harness comes complete with a dedicated customer success manager who is personally available to help you set everything up and to train you on how to use it. Basically you get access to me as much as you need!

If you want to see Harness in action, click here to book a demo. Otherwise you’ll probably find these articles helpful:

What is a JHA? (Definition and Usage)
The 6 Best Construction Safety Apps – Ditch Paperwork Forever
How Much Does the Harness Safety App Cost?