Safety and Health Programs. Landscaping Safety Programs. Although compliance with the law, including specific OSHA standards, is an important objective, an effective program looks beyond specific requirements of law to address all hazards.
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Although compliance with the law, including specific OSHA standards, is an important objective, an effective program looks beyond specific requirements of law to address all hazards.
It will seek to prevent injuries and illnesses, whether or not compliance is at issue.
Competent Person: Has authorization to take corrective action & is able to recognize existing and predictable hazards.
Authorized Person: A person assigned by the employer to perform a duty or to be at a particular jobsite.
Qualified: Means one who, by possession of a:
professional standing, or
who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience,
has successfully demonstrated his ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project.
Employer:means contractor or subcontractor.
No landscaping employee performing job allowed to work under working conditions which are:
to their health or safety
Responsibility of employer to initiate and maintain a safety program necessary to comply with regulations and provide a safe and healthful work site.
Instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions.
All regulations that apply to the work.
Control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury.
-- existing hazards
-- conditions and operations where changes might occur to create hazards
-- OSHA Consultation Program
-- Insurance companies
Establish daily work area inspection procedures
Develop and use a checklist
Provide a reliable system for employees to notify management about apparent hazardous conditions and to receive timely and appropriate responsesSafety and Health Inspections
Effective worker safety and health programs: