G2 Provides Health & Safety Consulting for Portland, Oregon, Habitat Restoration Company
When a national habitat restoration company reached out to G2 with concerns about training seasonal staff as the company grew, our Health and Safety consulting team jumped into action.
WORKPLACE SAFETY TRAINING FOR SEASONAL EMPLOYEES
Based in Baltimore, MD—but with offices around the country—our client’s main concern was its Portland, OR office and the influx of seasonal workers hired during the busy summer months. Our client asked G2 Consultants to review their current safety procedures and recommend safety training and on-boarding services to bring recent hires into their new jobs with safety in mind.
IMPORTANCE OF WORKPLACE SAFETY
The importance of safety in the workplace goes beyond the simple responsibility of employers to provide their employees with a safe work environment. Creating a culture of safety improves job satisfaction and productivity while also reducing workers’ compensation claims and maintaining the best possible insurance rates.
COMPANY GROWTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES
The company’s recent growth meant that it struggled to provide adequate training for its new employees and seasonal hires. Through our conversations, G2 determined a list of recommended services and training topics. These included:
Recommended Health & Safety Services:
- General review of the current safety program
- Develop site safety plans and/or job hazard analysis (JHAs)
- Onsite inspections to ensure compliance with site safety plans
- Perform general safety training and on-boarding for new employees and seasonal hires
- Get assistance with safety documentation and enforcement
- Conduct an annual review of the company’s safety efforts and performance
Our client’s goal is to saturate safety into their company culture. After reviewing their highest priority training topics, G2 Consultants identified and recommended training on the following topics:
Safety Training Topics:
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Hazard communication
- Chainsaw safety
- Trenching and excavation
- Portable tools and equipment
- Ergonomics and back safety
- Extreme temperature stress
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Covid-19 workplace safety
- Heavy equipment hazards
DEVELOPING A COMPANY-WIDE SAFETY CULTURE
Safety culture is at the core of a company’s safety climate. Assessing our client’s safety climate helps them make continuous safety improvements at the most important time—before accidents happen. Thanks to the recommendations and information provided by G2 Consultants, our client can take corrective action and is one step closer to developing a company-wide safety culture.
G2 CONSULTANTS HEALTH & SAFETY SERVICES
As our client recognized, workplace health and safety programs are about much more than hard hats and earplugs. Their importance and value are on par with other corporate metrics such as sales revenue, customer retention, and gross margins. G2 is your “go-to” firm for a truly collaborative approach to nurturing a cooperative and effective safety climate that is good for employees and good for business.
Contact us today for your occupational safety and industrial hygiene service needs. Our team, composed of credentialed professionals with extensive experience, can provide the tools, assessment services, and expertise you need to keep your employees and workplace safe.