Improving Jobsite Safety Takes Small, Deliberate Steps
Originally published by: National Framers Council — January 6, 2016
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The beginning of a new year is a great time to consider what small steps your company needs to take to make your jobsites safer for your employees. From implementing a new, comprehensive safety program to recommitting to a regular schedule of training and weekly Toolbox Talks, your efforts will pay off.
Members of the National Framers Council have experienced this in their own organizations over the years. "Safety pays," states George Hull of Hull Associates, LLC in Grand Prairie, TX. "In the past 30 years, my commitment to safety has led to lower insurance costs, OSHA inspections without fines and repeat customers."
Hull also knows that implementing an effective safety program does not happen overnight. "Having a safe jobsite did not come easily," says Hull. "It required changing the framing culture and my framers’ perceptions about their value and safety. Though reluctant at first, my framing crews have embraced safety and, in turn, have grown a newfound respect for the framing industry and the work they provide."
Read more about Hull's experiences with safety and growing compliance in his organization. For more ideas about how to establish or improve your company's safety culture in 2016, visit the FrameSAFE page of the NFC website.