SIF Homebuilders - What to do Before a Workplace Accident Occurs
SIF Homebuilders - What to do Before a Workplace Accident Occurs


Adopting a formal safety plan tailored to your business and having all employees complete important forms will not guarantee an accident will not occur, but this information can reduce accidents and may also help to reduce the cost of accidents to your business. One very important component of a comprehensive safety plan is to regularly conduct safety meetings.


Safety meetings should be held at least monthly and always after any accident or the introduction of new equipment, processes or procedures. The employer or his designee should conduct the safety meeting.

Document topics covered during the meeting, the date of the meeting and signatures of all attendees. You should maintain this detail for one full year.

Items that can be included in your safety meetings are:

• Review policies and procedures on jobs that are performed routinely.

• Review required OSHA standards for level of compliance.

• Review operational manuals on tools and equipment for proper operation, service and maintenance.

• Review housekeeping status.

• Review non-routine tasks with employees to make sure all safety measures are identified and followed.

• Review information obtained from equipment inspections and the inspection of the various work areas. Emphasize the areas that are not up to standards and need improvement. Let your employees know what you expect of them.

• Review the basic causes of accidents and corrective actions that can be taken before an accident occurs.
SIF Homebuilders - What to do Before a Workplace Accident Occurs
SIF Homebuilders - What to do Before a Workplace Accident Occurs