Small business owners have a lot on their plate. Juggling the demands of running a company and ensuring that employees are safe can be overwhelming. This is where third-party consultants can help.
The third-party consultants can objectively review your workplace safety policies and procedures, identify potential hazards, and recommend solutions. They can also help ensure that you comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
The benefits of OSHA third party safety inspection include:
1. A Fresh Set of Eyes
A third-party consultant can provide an objective review of your safety program and identify potential hazards that you may have missed. A consulting firm recently conducted a study and found that companies that use a third-party consultant to conduct their workplace safety audits realize more annual savings per worker.
2. Expert Knowledge
A third-party consultant provides expert knowledge on the latest OSHA standards and regulations, up-to-date safety requirements, and state-specific regulations. For example, a consulting firm can help you choose the right personal protective equipment (PPE) for your operations and perform an OSHA PPE compliance assessment to ensure that all required equipment is in place.
3. Employee Engagement
OSHA's small business initiatives, such as On-Site Consultation Services (OSCS), offer free and confidential safety and health advice to small business owners. In addition, many states mandate third-party consultant programs. When employees are engaged in the safety process, they are more likely to follow safe work practices.
4. Reduced Risk of Penalties
By complying with OSHA standards, you reduce the risk of receiving penalties for non-compliance. A third-party consultant can help you identify gaps in your safety program that may increase the risk of an OSHA inspection, including fines and citations. They can also assist you with self-auditing and recordkeeping audits to ensure that all required paperwork is completed.
5. Improved Safety and Productivity
A safe and healthy workplace is a productive workplace. OSHA third-party safety inspection can help you identify and correct safety hazards that may be impacting employee productivity. They can help create a culture of safety where employees are more likely to speak up when they see unsafe conditions.
6. Access to Safety Resources
A consultant can provide you with access to their safety library so that you have accurate and up-to-date information readily available. This is particularly helpful for small business owners because they may not have the resources to conduct their research.
Third-party consultants can help your business stay safe and compliant with OSHA regulations. They offer an objective review of your safety program to identify and remove any potential hazards from your job sites.
Call Think Safety Always for an OSHA Third-Party Safety Inspection at Your Job Site
Think Safety Always provides safety training and consultation for businesses of all sizes. We have a team of experienced safety professionals who can help you develop and implement a comprehensive safety program that meets OSHA standards at your job site. Contact us today at 786-683-4141 to learn more about our services.