Part of our mission as safety consultants is to ensure that our clients understand that safety is not a cost, or an expense. It’s an investment that contributes directly to the bottom line. We strive to make sure that everything we do is geared towards providing a return on your investment in our consulting services.
Here are just a few of the ways we help you to reduce costs and add value:
- Lessening the probability and severity of OSHA penalties. Sotera safety consultants can audit operations to identify compliance concerns and help to correct them before OSHA finds them.
- Lessening the likelihood of an OSHA inspection. When your employees’ safety concerns are being addressed, they are less likely to file complaints with OSHA – complaints that usually trigger inspections.
- Creating evidence of “good faith”. OSHA fines are usually drastically reduced when an employer can demonstrate “good faith”. Working with a safety consultant on written programs, safety training, etc. will help show your good faith.
- Reducing OSHA fines by helping you to contest citations. Our safety consultants design intelligent, effective strategies for contesting OSHA penalties when appropriate.
- Helping you comply with your customers’ requirements. Especially if you’re in construction, your customers may require you to submit written safety programs, safety training, etc. In fact, they might even reject invoices for completed work until you’ve complied.
- Improving employee morale, turnover, and productivity. Employees who have adequate safety training and feel safe in their work environment will be more productive, and have fewer morale issues. They are less likely to leave, which reduces the costs of employee turnover.
- Reducing Workers’ compensation premiums. By eliminating hazards, we help you lower the frequency and severity of claims, thus lowering your Experience Modification Rating (EMR) and reducing your premiums.
- Providing a chance for scheduled credits on workers’ compensation. When you go above and beyond your carriers’ minimum requirements, you may qualify for scheduled credits on your premiums.
- Lessening the chance of non-renewal. It’s critical that you stay out of the “doghouse” with your carriers. When you stay in their good graces by avoiding major claims, you’re less likely to be dropped.
- Reducing damage to property, tools, product, and equipment. Injuries to employees are not the only consequence of accidents. There are usually losses (often uninsured losses) involving tools, equipment, materials, product, etc.
- Giving you peace of mind. Using expert safety consulting services will help make sure you have peace of mind and feel comfortable with the status of your program.
- Getting back to what you do best. Your organization will perform at its best when all employees are doing what they’re best at, and not being forced into working on issues for which they have no training or experience, like safety and OSHA compliance.
- Positive reputation in the community. We help you earn a reputation as a responsible employer and a valuable member of the community.