AVOID LAWSUITS AND DEATH WITHIN YOUR BUSINESS NOW!
Meghan Silva/ June 28, 2018/ Uncategorized
There’s a new serial killer out there and it’s called negligence. Every day there are multiple, preventable deaths and injuries that happen on job sites around the world. Nationally, OSHA has been cracking down, but we are also starting to see a rise in state and local county involvement. They’re going after these companies as any normal prosecuting attorney would- with criminal charges.
In an article from EHS Today we learn that for the first time, Washington’s King County prosecuted and charged the owner of Seattle-area Alki Construction with manslaughter after one of his workers died negligently in a trench collapse.
||“There are times when a monetary penalty isn’t enough,” said L&I Director Joel Sacks. “This company knew what the safety risks and requirements were, and ignored them. The felony charges show that employers can be held criminally accountable when the tragedy of a preventable workplace death or injury occurs.”
And it doesn’t just stop there. An article from The New York Times outlines a case where an owner of two Brooklyn construction companies, was charged with manslaughter, after he ignored complaints of a faulty retaining wall that eventually lead to an employee’s death.
||“The companies’ owner, Michael Weiss, 47, was also charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of the laborer, Fernando Vanegaz, an immigrant from Ecuador. In an indictment issued in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn, Mr. Weiss was further accused of reckless endangerment, assault, grand larceny, tax fraud and falsifying business records. He could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the charges.”
These are just two examples of accidents that happen multiple times daily. The construction field is a dangerous place and safety MUST become a priority.
SO WHAT CAN WE DO TO FIX THE PROBLEM?
After hearing stories like these for years, SafetyTech decided to do something about it. Our number one goal is to help businesses prevent accidents like these and save lives by developing a safety culture within their workplace. That’s why our team developed the groundbreaking JSACloud app. We’re proud to say our technology and methods were created to help companies communicate, and work safer- AS A STANDARD.
As the safety experts, here’s what we recommend to get started.
MAKE SAFETY PART OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINE- NOT A HASSLE
SafetyTech will work with your business to make sure all employees are trained and knowledgeable of what is required of them. Safety practices will become part of their daily routines and not a hassle.
ALWAYS BE OSHA COMPLIANT
Download the JSACloud app- it was developed around OSHA regulations to keep our clients within the ever changing OSHA standards. Using the app will help your team stay compliant while remaining on track.
HAVE PROPER DOCUMENTATION
Our Field Forms require workers to take a step back before starting a job. The JSACloud app will walk employees through the process of properly laying out the steps required for job completion. Workers are to inspect everything that could possibly become a risk or hazard on the job site and map out the consequences associated with them. That process is easily completed by filling in a form on the app that has already been custom designed specifically for your industry.
LEARN FROM MISTAKES
We go one step further with Stop the Job, Incident Report and Near Miss forms. These forms are designed to foster better safety practices, not to reprimand employees. We look at these incidents as positive learning experiences that help grow your business’ Safety Culture. Employees fill out a form each time an incident occurs to help develop a safety plan for that incident going forward. The plan becomes part of the safety protocol to begin work again- thus creating a safer, evolving work environment.
GET RID OF THE PAPER & KEEP YOUR RECORDS AT THE TIPS OF YOUR FINGERS.
Finally, with the JSACloud app, all information is captured on your device or in a cloud based platform. The data can be saved and shared with other team members or referenced at a later date.
SafetyTech has already developed the solution to eliminate the rise in safety issues, so why would you even risk the death or prosecution of your employees?
Download the JSACloud App NOW or contact our customer service team to learn more about our company, products or services.
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