Risk Assessments | Your Safety Department

Risk assessments are an integral part of any safety management system and are designed to identify the risks in the workplace before an incident occurs. Risk is present in nearly every facet of life and if you don't proactively seek to find it, eventually it will find you. Risk assessments help you to proactively assess, manage, and mitigate the risks to people, the environment and the plant and equipment in your work environments.

Developing a Risk Assessment Plan is this first step towards success. We help you achieve this by identifying the risk in your work environement, documenting the procedural steps when working with and without controls and determining the most effective and reasonable hazards controls to be put in place.

We can help you to identify, categorize, and mitigate the risk in your work environment by assessing the impact, cost of mitigation, contingency planning, reduction of risk, and probability to exposure.

Whether your Company needs help with developing the Risk Assessment Plan or a third party view of the potential risks in your work environment let Your Safety Department, LLC help you!

Your Company may well be at risk to regulatory citations, or worse yet, a serious or debilitating injury that could cost your business millions.

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Safety Culture | Your Safety Department

Do you know what your Safety Culture is? Every organization has a culture but, is it the right one? We can help you assess and modify your Safety Culture through the use of perception surveys between management, supervisors and employees, checking the belief, attitudes, values, and behaviors against the expectations of organizational principles, and developing safety processes that help your organization achieve the culture you want.

Download "Creating Your Safety Culture" HSE Leadership Training document for "free" and learn how to change the safety culture in your organization.

Your Company may well be at risk to regulatory citations, or worse yet, a serious or debilitating injury that could cost your business millions.

Don't delay - call Your Safety Department, LLC today to arrange for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION to determine how we can help!

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What is Respirator Fit Testing? | Your Safety Department

Respiratory protection is one of the top 10 most cited OSHA violations.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration - also called "OSHA" - and State OSHA Agencies require employers to fit test workers who must wear respirators on the job. Employers must also provide employees with worksite-specific training.

A respirator can't protect you if it doesn't fit your face. It's that simple. Certain respirators, known as tight-fitting respirators, must form a tight seal with your face or neck to work properly. If your respirator doesn't fit your face properly, contaminated air can leak into your respirator facepiece, and you could breathe in hazardous substances. Before you wear a tight-fitting respirator at work, employers must be sure that your respirator fits you. Employers do this by performing a fit test on you while you wear the same make, model, and size of respirator that you will be using on the job. That way, you know that your respirator fits you properly and can protect you, as long as you use it correctly.

In addition, before you use a respirator or are fit-tested, Employers must ensure that you are medically able to wear it.

NOTE: Your Safety Department LLC can help employers meet this requirement by using an Online MEQ (Medical Evaluation Questionairre).

So what is a fit test? A “fit test” tests the seal between the respirator's facepiece and your face. It takes about fifteen to twenty minutes to complete and is performed at least annually. After passing a fit test with a respirator, you must use the exact same make, model, style, and size respirator on the job.

Learn more about fit testing here - Respirator Fit Testing.

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