Effective risk control for Workplace Safety, Property Conservation, General Liability and Fleet Services is a crucial component to any quality insurance program. That's why Gunn-Mowery works closely with clients to develop and implement an effective, realistic, and attainable program tailored to your specific needs.
Partnering with us gives you the tools needed to effectively manage risk and help maximize your company's profitability. To help our clients achieve this success, we work with you to develop and improve your company's safety culture in addition to assisting with technical issues and federal, state, and local regulatory compliance, where required.
Safety and Loss Control: The Importance of Establishing a Workplace Safety Program
The most important part of any safety and loss control program is the mitigation and minimization of risk. Instituting a workplace safety loss control program can be the first step to reducing injuries for your workers while improving productivity and reducing insurance and claims costs.
When considering loss control management services and your workplace safety program, it is essential to tailor your approach to your workplace. Consider why you wish to commit fully to loss control management now and engage all decision-makers in your organizations. Run an audit or review to determine the risk factors that are present in your industry and specific locations so your risk management program can specifically address those issues. Be sure to consider environmental, workplace and activity-specific risks.
A customized workplace safety program is useful because it addresses the risk that is actually present in your organization, rather than trying to adapt someone else’s safety program for your business. When you have a customized plan, commit it to writing.
You may wish to develop official emergency action plans, fire safety plans, post-exposure plans, electrical safety programs and other programs your organization needs. Written materials and plans codify your workplace safety plan and give everyone a place to refer when they have questions. These written plans can also act as the basis for employee training. You should offer employees training during onboarding, department transfers and when they take on new duties.
A written and formal workplace safety program has other benefits, too. It provides a baseline you can use when evaluating incident reports and workplace injuries. During yearly or quarterly reviews, you can examine your plan and any injuries to make adjustments as needed, allowing your organization to become safer over time.
Discover the Upside of our Safety and Loss Control Services in Central PA
No matter how careful you are, risk management gaps can happen and can prove costly. Targeting possible liability hazards and uninsurable and insurance exposures so you address them before they become an issue is a crucial part of your loss control management strategy, and Gunn-Mowery can help.
Gunn-Mowery doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all safety and loss control. Our team understands every industry and every customer is different and requires a custom approach to really uncover all the issues which could mean a liability risk for you.
Part of the Upside is that we offer a range of loss control services for you, such as:
- Review your existing Risk Management Programs to identify potential exposures to loss and implement workable solutions
- Help you implement a safety culture that prevents the root cause of accidents
- Assist with regulatory compliance programs and training
- Develop training and safety programs that are customized to your specific operations
- Perform job site surveys and work with your employees to solve difficult risk issues
Gunn-Mowery ToolBox Talks
- Toolbox Talk: Aerial Lifts
- Toolbox Talk: Aerial Lift - Fall Restraint
- Toolbox Talk: Aerial Lift - Guardrails
- Toolbox Talk: Aerial Lifts Hazard Survey
- Toolbox Talk: Backing
- Toolbox Talk: Cold Weather Injuries
- Toolbox Talk: Connection
- Toolbox Talk: Cost of Accidents
- Toolbox Talk: COVID-19 Jobsite Controls
- Toolbox Talk: Defensive Driving
- Toolbox Talk: Dump Chute Protection
- Toolbox Talk: Fall Distance
- Toolbox Talk: Fall Equipment Inspection
- Toolbox Talk: Fall Rescue Plan
- Toolbox Talk: Fire Extinguisher Inspection
- Toolbox Talk: First-Aid Kit Check
- Toolbox Talk: Following Distance (Driving)
- Toolbox Talk: Guardrails
- Toolbox Talk: Harness Inspection
- Toolbox Talk: Hand Grinder Safety
- Toolbox Talk: Hand Signals
- Toolbox Talk: Hazard Recognition
- Toolbox Talk: Heat Stress
- Toolbox Talk: Housekeeping
- Toolbox Talk: Ladder Set Up, Secure
- Toolbox Talk: Ladder, Top Step
- Toolbox Talk: Ladder Use, Angle
- Toolbox Talk: Ladder Use, 3 Point
- Toolbox Talk: MEWP
- Toolbox Talk: Mobile Scaffold
- Toolbox Talk: Overhead Powerlines
- Toolbox Talk: Portable Fall Carts
- Toolbox Talk: Powered Industrial Trucks
- Toolbox Talk: Putting on a Harness
- Toolbox Talk: Refueling Machinery
- Toolbox Talk: Rigging Working Load Limit
- Toolbox Talk: Roofing Fire
- Toolbox Talk: Roof Snow Removal
- Toolbox Talk: Rope Grab
- Toolbox Talk: Safety Glasses & Nail Guns
- Toolbox Talk: Safety Monitor
- Toolbox Talk: Save your Back
- Toolbox Talk: Seat Belt Usage
- Toolbox Talk: Silica
- Toolbox Talk: Skylight
- Toolbox Talk: Spring Weather Hazards
- Toolbox Talk: Stairs
- Toolbox Talk: Stretching
- Toolbox Talk: Substance Abuse
- Toolbox Talk: Thunderstorms
- Toolbox Talk: Temporary Anchor Points
- Toolbox Talk: Warning Lines
- Toolbox Talk: Where Can I Tie Off Too
- Toolbox Talk: Winter Driving
- Toolbox Talk: Working Around Heavy Equipment
- Toolbox Talk: Working in Traffic
Safety & Compliance Training Solutions Exclusively for You
Gunn-Mowery is proud to offer environmental, health & safety training programs and tools through Summit Training Source, powered by the Health & Safety Institute. These training programs can help you reduce risk, comply with regulations, and save money.
Click here or on the HSI logo to log in for your individual training programs. You can also contact us to learn more about the range of services we offer to bring you peace of mind and security — so you can focus on what matters: your business.
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