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Safety & Risk Management Planning

Safety obligations can be reasonably addressed by understanding the compliance priority and with specific activities necessary to support and sustain compliance requirements.  These compliance obligations can be unique for an organization depending on the nature of business.  These should be assessed initially in order to interpret necessary efforts and to avoid compliance shortfalls.   

Major sources of loss may exist due to systemic issues; safety may not be an integral part of the productive or service ambitions, aside from safety compliance efforts.  ERMS can discuss these important safety performance elements with you.        

Considering Outside Safety Resources

ERMS understands the bottom line in the decision making process and the cloudy parameters that can stall safety efforts. There are many safety initiatives that may be handled internally and all that may be needed is focused employee education, defined roles, and monitoring systems to dramatically impact safety performance.  An independent consultant should specifically address what may be accomplished without undue consulting fees or total dependency on outsourced safety assistance. Others may desire more support however, this decision should be in the hands of the organization to consider available internal resources after more understanding of the expertise and time commitments involved.  

ERMS will request an introductory meeting or a phone call with you to discuss service needs or interests. A proposal will be submitted after this introductory meeting that details recommended consulting services under no obligation.  Additionally, ERMS will share thoughts on items you might elect to handle internally.    

Workers Compensation and Claims Management Services

Workers compensation management and safety compliance efforts must work in unison to offer a greater impact on safety performance.  These strategic measures include:

  • Quality incident reporting, accident root cause identification, and prevention systems
  • Operational management involvement, training and cooperation
  • Productive modified duty work programs
  • Claims review
  • Experience rating assessment
  • Loss trending and analysis

General Liability

Many operational risks are hidden that can generate liability, in addition to workers compensation loss exposures. The probability of such loss depends upon the nature of operations or inherent operating risks; however some organizations have suffered severe losses related to risks that were overlooked.  Quality risk management should encompass customers, suppliers, contracted operations, vendors and the safety of the public that may encompass:

  • Facility security
  • Visitor, contractor and vendor activities
  • Vehicular or fleet safety
  • General liability assessment
  • Off-premises activities or operations
  • OSHA Compliance Assistance

OSHA Compliance

ERMS provides a wealth of OSHA compliance assistance and we’re an Authorized OSHA trainer conducting the OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses.  Assistance includes:             

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Communication
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Emergency and Fire Prevention Programs
  • Machine Safeguarding
  • Control of Hazardous Energy
  • Forklift Safety
  • Confined Spaces
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Equipment and Power Tool Safety

Zero Accidents and the 6-S Program

ERMS has worked with many organizations on a zero-accident objective going back over 15 years and has worked with its clients applying the 5-S and 6-S Program including development, assessment, employee and management training.  We have some great success stories.

Additional Services

ERMS offers underwriting inspection and safety services for insurance companies and agencies on a prospective, renewal or specific service need basis. These services include requests for recommendation follow up or additional policyholder services that are not cost-effective for the carrier to provide. 

ERMS is also available to assist safety consulting firms and insurance agencies nationwide that may require local support or service coverage that may be needed in areas where assistance is not easily available.     

For top quality risk management services, contact ERMS at:

 

  (414) 573 - 7900       erms@erms.net