Loss Control & Safety
American Westbrook understands the need for businesses to safeguard against losses from a variety of potential incidents such as on-the-job injuries, transportation accidents and security breaches. With our strong insurance and industry knowledge, we work with you to deliver the best loss control solutions for your operations.
At American Westbrook, our goal is to help you and your staff work safely so you can focus on growing your business. Our professional Loss Control group is committed to recognizing and rewarding organizations with educational programs for safety and loss control. We’ll assist you in developing a comprehensive loss control program, including:
· Accountability for safety and quality from your superintendents and foremen
· Consistent and proper use of ladders and appropriate fall protection systems
· Proper material handling techniques
· Personal protective equipment
· Control against fire and water damage
Our loss control experts provide consulting and program implementation services in construction project loss control management, occupational safety and health, logistics and transportation, and more.
Owners and managers of organizations in the construction field or other heavy industry know that instituting and maintaining a company program for ensuring job safety is a key component to reducing risk and loss. A strong commitment to policies, procedures, and practices will help protect your employees from, and help them recognize, job-related safety and health hazards.
The Occupational Safety & Hazard Administration (OSHA) suggests that a company safety program should include procedures for the identification, evaluation and prevention or control of hazards in the workplace, specific to the job, and other potential hazards that may arise. An effective company safety program includes the following four main elements:
1. Management Commitment
The most successful company safety program includes a clear statement of policy by the owner, management support of safety policies and procedures, and employee involvement in the structure and operation of the program.
2. Worksite Analysis
An effective company safety program sets forth procedures to analyze the job site to identify existing hazards and conditions, as well as operations in which changes might occur to create new hazards.
3. Hazard Prevention and Control
An effective safety program establishes procedures to correct or control present or potential hazards on the job site.
4. Safety and Health Training
Training is an essential component of an effective company safety program. The complexity of training depends on the size and complexity of the worksite as well as the characteristics of the hazards and potential hazards at the site.
For more information on OSHA job site safety, visit http://www.osha.gov/doc/jobsite/. More complete information may be found by contacting OSHA directly.
If your organization needs a little help getting started on a safety program, or reviewing an existing one, just let us know. American Westbrook will provide you with the keys to a successful safety program:
American Westbrook has the expertise and relationships to help you build a safe and productive working environment, including:
Safety/loss control programs tailored to fit your needs
In-depth education seminars
Return to work programs
Auto fleet safety programs
Quality control programs
Customized for your busines
OSHA/ safety training
Helping you meet state and federal requirements
Safety inspections and expertise
Comprehensive & professional
Easy to use forms
Establishing accountability and responsibility