Category: Contractor Safety

Streamlining Visitor Management for Contractors

Effective visitor management is crucial for contractors operating in various industries, including construction, engineering, and maintenance. A well-organized visitor management system not only enhances security but also improves operational efficiency. In this article, we will explore the importance of visitor management for contractors and delve into practical strategies to implement a robust system that ensures […]

Building a Robust Safety Culture: Integrating Contractors into Your Safety Vision

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, organizations are increasingly relying on contractors to meet the demands of diverse projects and services. While outsourcing tasks to contractors can bring several benefits, it also presents unique challenges, especially when it comes to ensuring a cohesive safety culture across all aspects of the operation. Integrating safety culture with contractors […]

Mental Health’s Role in Contractor Safety

While often overlooked, mental health is a crucial factor that affects the safety of contractors in the workplace. Contractors commonly work in environments that require physical and mental agility, but struggles with mental health challenges can impact a contractor’s ability to perform their duties safely and effectively. This article explores how mental health affects contractor […]

Illinois Contractor Facing $66K in New OSHA Fines

A Fairmont City, Illinois, roofing contractor is facing $66,711 in new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for five repeat, four serious, and one other-than-serious violation, the agency announced June 6. Juan Zuniga Ramos, operator of JZ Exteriors and Repairs LLC, failed to provide fall protection and train workers on its use. Agency inspectors […]

Contractor Management for Construction

Construction sites can often be among the most dangerous places to work, with the potential for serious accidents and injuries always present. With a high number of workers, heavy machinery, and complex workflows, it can be a challenge to maintain a safe working environment. However, effective safety and compliance management can help improve construction safety […]

Integrating Contractors Into Safety Culture

Safety culture is a critical aspect of any organization that prioritizes the well-being of its employees, and stakeholders. But what happens when contractors come into the picture? How can organizations ensure that their safety culture extends beyond their employees to include contractors as well? In this article, we will discuss some strategies that organizations can […]

The Foundational Blocks of Contractor Management

Contractor management is a critical function for any organization that works with third-party contractors or suppliers. It ensures that the contractors adhere to the organization’s standards, policies, and procedures, while also safeguarding against legal and regulatory risks. However, contractor management can be a complex and time-consuming process, particularly if the organization is working with a […]

Florida Contractor Cited a Sixth Time

On March 30, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that a Fort Walton Beach, Florida, framing contractor has been cited a sixth time since 2021 for not complying with OSHA standards for fall and eye protection and other hazards. Panhandle Guest Design Inc. now faces new proposed penalties totaling $82,500 following the […]

6 Elements of Contractor Safety Management

If your organization uses an external workforce to complete work on your job site, you know firsthand how many little intricacies you must account for in creating a safe work environment. As a safety professional, you are well aware of the time and resources it takes to create an effective safety and compliance program that […]

Back to Basics: Employer Responsibilities for Temporary Workers

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine employer responsibilities for temporary workers. Do you clearly understand your responsibilities as a host employer for the health and safety of temporary workers? While you have sole responsibility for the health […]