Safety Programs

Behavior Based Safety- Have you spent a great deal of money training employees on how to be safe only to find it didn’t help?  If you don’t change the behavior that leads to accidents, you’ve wasted precious resources.  Do it right the first time.  Let us show you how to change employee behavior, increase safety, and decrease cost of claims.

Computer Ergonomics- Increased use of computers in the workplace has caused a corresponding rise in the number of health concerns related to their use.  Before you spend thousands of dollars on “ergonomically correct” furniture, let us show you some simple ways to reduce repetitive motion injuries and strains through workplace design.

Creating a Fire Safe Workplace- Too often, fire safety is taken for granted. “It happens to someone else” becomes the mindset. Besides, if it does happen, you are insured.  But what about the hidden losses?  What about your employees, your customer base, and your ability to recover.  Getting your employees involved in a fire safety and fire prevention program can be easy, enjoyable, and rewarding.

Defusing Aggressive Behavior- Aggressive behavior doesn’t have to mean violent behavior, but it often turns out that way.  The ability to diffuse aggressive behavior before it becomes violent is the difference between being safe and being a victim.  Learn how to recognizing escalating behaviors, and how to diffuse it before it turns to violence.

Designing an Effective Safety Committee- Is your safety committee doing everything it should be?  The benefits of a good safety committee can be felt in all areas of an organization.  Learn ways to better design, organize, and utilize your safety committee in order to maximize safety and cut losses throughout the organization.

Emergency Preparedness- If a disaster strikes your facility, are you prepared to respond?  Do your employees know how to react?  Are plans in place that help management to lead employees through crisis situations?  This program looks at the concept of “readiness” and helps you prepare your organization to be ready when disaster strikes.

Establishing a Culture of Safety- Safety isn’t just a word, rather it is an attitude.  Creating that attitude is up to management.  This program teaches leaders to establish a culture of safety in the workplace, and to make sure that safety is a way of life, and not just an occasional buzzword.

Fall Protection:  Slips, Trips, and Falls- Falls can cost you thousands of dollars in losses each year.  And, when falls become frequent, employees start to perceive the workplace as unsafe, and the effects can be staggering.  Learn what you can do, to reduce the risk of falls in the workplace.

Incident Reporting and Investigation- When incidents occur, they should always be documented and investigated.  Do your employees know what to document?  Are your supervisors trained to conduct preliminary investigations to determine how the incident occurred, and how reoccurrence can be avoided? This program standardizes your reporting and investigation system, and allows incidents to become proactive tools in your safety management program.

Investigating Job Related Injuries- An incident has occurred and an employee has been injured.  How can this possibly be used proactively?  Your supervisors need to know how to investigate job related injuries, and how to use that information to improve workplace safety.  Learn the right way to conduct these investigations, and the benefits that can be recognized.

Managing the Aggressive Employee- Have you ever been dealing with an employee, and starting to fear for your safety in the process?  Learn how to deal with employees who you feel may be a threat to your safety, and how to avoid becoming a victim of aggressive behavior.

Personal Protective Equipment- Check out the facts on eye, face, ear, skin, head, and lung protection. Review the hazards and learn how to be protected from them.

Risk Management in Company Operations- Working in partnership with our clients, SWA provides risk management services that deliver added value. We design our programs in response to your company’s specific needs, and also anticipate future requirements in a rapidly changing business environment.  Learn how an effective risk management can improve your company operations, and boost the bottom line.

Safety and Health in the Office- For people who work in an office environment, safety can become a serious challenge. Safety programs are seldom designed for these employees, and the risks of an injury in an office setting are often overlooked.  Learn how to recognize office safety hazards, and how to make sure your office staff as safe as the rest of your employees.

Safety for Traveling Employees- If everyone could work in the office, you would be much more at ease knowing they were safe. But when sales reps, service staff, care givers, and others have to travel as part of their job, they become vulnerable.  This program teaches your traveling staff to recognize key indicators that they are at risk, and how they can prevent becoming a victim when they are on the streets.

Safety Incentive Programs- Used well, Safety Incentive Programs are an effective tool in safety management.  Improperly used, they can be a tool of destruction.  Learn how to design a safety incentive program that your employees will buy into, and that will cut your losses in the process.

Safety is Everybody’s Business- The old cliché’ that “safety is everyone’s business” has never been more true.  Teach your employees the benefits of safe work practices, and everyone wins.

Safety Management for Supervisory Personnel- Too often, we give our supervisors responsibility for safety management, but we fail to train them in how to manage safety.  Give your supervisors the opportunity to manage safely properly, and reap the benefits!

Workplace Ergonomics- The OSHA ergonomic program may be on the back burner for now, but ergonomic injuries aren’t going away.  Learn how to assess workplace ergonomics, and take proactive steps to eliminate hazards before they become costly and detrimental to the organization.

Practical Ergonomics for the Non-Industrial Setting- This class is designed to demonstrate how to assess work habits and work stations and apply basic ergonomic principles through job improvement exercises. Students will learn how to rearrange physical activity, both at work and at home, into the “neutral zone”, to reduce stressors and injury potential. Class includes simple job analysis, as well as tips on how to redesign tasks.

Don’t ADD Safety to Your Operation- Many business owners think they need to add a safety person or safety program after a serious loss. While some extra effort may be necessary, safe practices and procedures need to be naturally accepted as a routine part of the operation. Emphasis will be on designing safety factors into every project, task, and work procedure. Exercises will include job safety analysis and how to implement practical safety factors.

Driver Safety for Passenger Cars and Small Truck Fleets- You don’t need a big fleet of large trucks to have serious accident exposures. One of the leading causes of employee injuries and workplace fatalities is vehicle accidents. Basic procedures, employee training and follow-up are necessary even for passenger car fleets. Alert drivers who keep vehicles in good condition and load passenger cars or vans properly can have a significant effect on accident experience. Topics include simple PM programs, how to avoid distractions, and driver evaluation.

How to Identify/Address Accidental Exposures to Loss- The traditional safety inspection gets a new spin with the “what if” approach. Seldom does the injured party accept responsibility for their actions or injuries. Every possible hazard needs to be identified. In addition to identifying hazards, the student will learn how to go beyond the simple “mop up the wet spot” approach to corrective action, and will learn to identify root causes as well as recognizable hazards.

Thinking it Through- In safety conscious companies, supervisors and managers are given the responsibility and authority to take whatever corrective action necessary to prevent injuries. Supervisors face serious consequences if they knowingly allow an unsafe practice or condition to go uncorrected. Increases in accident costs and insurance costs eat away at profits, costs skyrocket, and morale drops every time an incident occurs. This programs helps supervisors and managers improve their safety management skills, and makes safety management a part of their every day routine.

OSHA Construction Safety Outreach 10 hr Certification Class- Most contractors now ask subs to have a “Competent Person “on the job site. One component of the competent person criteria is completion of this course. The 10 hours spent in the classroom includes discussion, video training, quizzes and a comprehensive final exam. Upon successful completion, the student receives a course completion card from OSHA.