Most companies collect safety data. The data are usually focused on reporting specific safety performance results to management, e.g. OSHA recordable injuries. Too often, most safety performance measurements like leading indicators such as near misses do not see the light of day. Some lagging indicator measurements are not readily communicated. Topf Initiatives will:
Review All Your Safety Data
Conduct a Complete Data analysis
Present Recommendations in a Meaningful, Effective and Efficient Manner.
The information gathered from this data will shed light on performance issues and areas of potential improvement not previously identified helping to elucidate ways to improve safety performance.
Development of Leading Indicator Systems for Incident Prevention
Leading Indicators are much more than a trendy “Buzzword.” They can provide significant insights into company safety performance. . Leading indicators are situations and measurements which can provide insight into future outcomes just as barometric pressure is a leading indicator of future weather conditions.
In the same way, near misses and unsafe acts and conditions are leading indicators of safety performance. They provide insights into future safety performance and potential unsafe behaviors.
Topf Initiatives' Leading Indicator Program uses your historical incident statistics to design, implement and monitor your own in-house incident prevention system.
The Five Year EHS Strategic Plan
Topf Initiatives works with your safety team to develop a complete 5 year EHS directive. While most companies have a long term business plan, they generally do not have an equivalent and equally helpful Environmental, Health and Safety plan. Without such a plan, safety staff and managers tend to become reactive to EHS issues as opposed to proactive. Let us assist you in preparing a "Peace-of Mind" Plan for your organization.
EHS Management Systems
Almost all companies that have excellent safety performance have implemented a safety management system. Implementing a management system, whether or not you chose to certify via third party audit, will provide direction, and a plan for continual improvement in safety and health. If you have a management plan in place, it will require a periodic management review or audit. We are very experienced with ANSI Z10, OHSA's 18001 and the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program and can assist with development and review.
OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)
OSHA VPP has been available to employers since 1982. It has steadily increased in membership with over 2400 sites recognized by Federal and State OSHA. Implementing a process to gain VPP STAR status is an excellent road to outstanding safety performance. In fact, VPP requirements are a safety and health management system. Topf Initiatives is very experienced with all requirements and OSHA expectations for a VPP applicant and the application, as well as conducting required score based annual audits. Contact us to find out how we can help you get that "VPP STAR."
Safety, Health or Environmental Compliance Audit Preparation
Are you challenged by what you need to do for a Safety, Health or Environmental compliance audit? This can be a very sensitive area since non-compliance recognition could result in a fine or penalty.
Topf Initiatives experts with years of corporate experience from Fortune 500 companies can provide you with a clear protocol to create a compliance audit. We shall:
1. Provide guidance concerning pre-audit, audit and post audit procedures including follow up. 2. Assist you in the development of audit protocol that will include Q & A sessions, file search and facility tours. 3. Assist you in the development of a post audit follow up program to ensure that all the corrective actions are satisfied. 4. Ensure that non-compliance issues, should they be identified, are addressed in a manner that can prevent agency corrective action and fines.
This system is effective and if properly implemented, will get you back on the path of continual improvement and safety, health and environmental excellence.
Safety Program Development
Not interested in a safety management system? Managing safety is good business and, in many cases, a small business model for safety is the right answer. We can review your current efforts and plan, and provide observations and recommendations to assist with implementing improvements.
OSHA regulations are often being updated, new national emphasis programs are issued and citation penalties have increased to new levels. But adhering to the OSHA regulations can also help prevent injuries to employees not only increasing compliance by reducing operating and insurance costs at the same time. Topf experienced experts can provide a compliance audit and a complete assessment of your business' requirements, including required training.
Safety and Health Procedures Development
OSHA requires current, accessible procedures such as lockout, confined space entry, emergency and hazard communication. Copying a procedure from a commercial vendor may, or may not work. Let Topf experienced professionals review, audit, update, or develop your required safety procedures and job hazard analyses. We will work with you and your safety team to develop workable, compliant safety procedures.
How do you hold your supervisors and management team accountable for safety performance? Is it a check box – "safety OK"? Is EHS performance reflected in salary? Like other parts of a supervisor's or manager's job, there need to be specific and measurable activities for supporting EHS goals and objectives. Topf staff is experienced in designing such metrics and can provide valuable guidance.
To learn more about our Training Programs or our compliance capabilities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly at 484-434-8021.
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