You can never address safety too often; unfortunately, an alarming number of contractors aren't taking the time to do this. According to recent survey results from law firm Fisher & Phillips, 88% of contractors don't discuss specific safety issues regarding the day's tasks at pre-shift meetings with their workers.
The survey of more than 100 contractors also found that most contractors agree with OSHA, in that employers should focus on leading indicators and behavioral factors that play a big role in preventing accidents.
Assurance has a variety of safety resources, including presentations, videos and talking points for supervisors, to help you regularly promote safety to your workers. Contact your Assurance representative for more information.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jay Shelton is the Senior Vice President of Executive Risk at Assurance. With nearly 20 years of experience in the risk management experience, Jay leads the Executive Risk Team which focuses on both publicly traded and privately held Directors & Officers Liability, Errors & Omissions, Cyber, Crime, Employment Practices, Management Liability and other executive management coverages. His main responsibility is to identify and evaluate clients’ exposure and implement programs that will minimize risk. Jay is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from Notre Dame University and Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University. Jay is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Professional Liability Underwriter Society (PLUS) and Risk Management Society (RIMS).