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April 28, 2014

Drafting a Successful Safety Program

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A good safety program helps to ensure your employees don’t get injured on the job - and keeps you on the right side of the law - by helping you have the right systems and programs in place.

The types of programs your business needs depends on your industry and the type of work you do. That’s why your first step in developing a safety program is to understand the rules or standards that apply to your industry. For example, if you’re in construction, CFR Part 1926 contains the federal laws related to worker safety. Most other industrial companies can look to CFR Part 1910 for regulations applicable to the safety of their employees.

Those regulations address the minimum you’ll need to comply with federal laws, so they form a good foundation for your safety program. The next step is to build upon that foundation by adding your own company’s standards and opinions about safety. A well-crafted policy should serve as a written explanation of your company’s safety culture and the mission of your safety-related efforts.

The safety experts at Safety Management Group in Indianapolis have prepared an article with a list of common areas to address when drafting your own safety program. Read the article here, or browse safety banners or safety scoreboards at

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