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Your Trusted Company for Safety Consulting Services

About U.S. Safety Inc.

My steadfast, personal and professional goal, is to have everyone go home in the same condition they came to work."

U.S. Safety Inc. Owner and President,

Frank Subzda

U.S. Safety was founded to fill the growing need for professional Safety and Health Management Services for companies of all sizes. Accidents can result in needless employee suffering, as well as unnecessary and unproductive cost to a company or organization. Accidents detract from a company’s ability to succeed, to grow and to be profitable.

We believe that safety is a management function and the same principles that apply to efficient production and quality can be applied successfully to safety. U.S. Safety Consultants will be happy to show you how!

What We Do:

Management of all accident and injury exposures is essential to business survival. As your partner in this effort, U.S. Safety can help you develop the controls that make these types of exposures manageable. Safety Management is a process that may involve some or all of these elements:

  • Compliance (Audits)
  • Safety Program Management
  • Construction Safety Monitoring
  • Environmental Management
  • Mediation

Our services can be especially important to small companies who cannot afford a full-time safety and health professional or to companies who are restructuring their operations.

Construction Safety Monitoring

U.S. Safety provides on-going safety monitoring services for construction sites or general industry facilities to help identify non-compliance and potential safety risks. For a reasonable fee, our consultants will regularly visit your site or facility and review our findings with the site supervisor. The supervisor obtains a written summary report as does the home office. This service not only serves to monitor the work site, but it also provides the supervisor with a safety education during the review process. We can also numerically rate (1-5) the level of safety at the site. Some companies use this rating as a method to track site or facility supervisor safety effectiveness and/or rewards for performance. More formal construction site inspections or facility audits can be performed with a comprehensive typed pictorial report and itemized recommendations for correction.

Facility owners, general contractors, and sub-contractors wishing to monitor site safety will find great value in this service by reducing OSHA liability and exposure to the public as well as their employees.

OSHA Compliance

COMPREHENSIVE OSHA COMPLIANCE AUDIT

This audit focuses on assessing the managerial structures in an organization that will ensure adequate controls are in place to minimize losses. We use various survey tools developed over many years, to review job descriptions, organizational charts, accountability systems, and safety committee or similar operating groups. The end product of this survey will include specific recommendations to reduce risk exposures and improve the management structure for safety.

We break down the OSHA Regulations section by section and review each in detail and provide recommendations for compliance. Some of which are as follows:

  • General Safety and Health Provisions
  • Walking Working Surfaces
  • Scaffolding
  • Means of Egress
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Concrete
  • Powered Platforms, Man lifts, and Vehicle Mounted Work Platforms
  • Occupational Health and Environmental Controls
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Medical and First Aid
  • Fire Protection
  • Compressed Gas and Compressed Air
  • Material Handling and Storage
  • Machinery and Machine Guarding
  • Hand and Portable Power Tools and Other
  • Hand Held Equipment
  • Welding, Cutting and Brazing
  • Special Industries
  • Electrical
  • Toxic and Hazardous Substances

We will write a compliance manual for each section and then help conduct the training and maintain required compliance records. U.S. Safety can facilitate OSHA compliance and keep you apprised of changes in OSHA Standards.

Safety Program Management

U.S. Safety has the capabilities to administer a complete safety management program with an established program to provide assistance where needed. We can provide qualified safety and health professionals who will work directly with your management team to ensure your program is being administered effectively. This service can be especially important to small companies who cannot afford a full-time safety or health professional or to companies who are restructuring their operations. This service can be provided at a per hour rate or on a contractual basis. We have the experience, education and ability to perform the complete administration and maintenance requirements of a safety program. From doing all of it or in a selected area of concern, U.S. Safety is ready to assist you in making your safety program the best it can be.

U.S. Safety can provide complete safety management services. We specialize in working with companies, in a partnership, to provide a comprehensive safely and health management program. We can evaluate your present program using a Safety performance Audit, provide detailed recommendations for improvement, and work with you on each area to ensure effective implementation. We can help develop a complete safety program including the following:

  • Company policy Statement
  • Develop Safe Operating procedures
  • Write a Comprehensive Safety Training Manual
  • Develop Safety policies and procedures
  • Develop Accident Reports and help Analyze Injury/Illness Data
  • Develop Site/Facility Safety Inspection program
  • Design OSHA Compliance Guidelines
  • Provide Management and Employee Safety Training
  • Develop Safety Incentive programs
  • Measure Success of the program and provide Recommendations for Improvement on an Ongoing Basis
  • Provide OSHA Record Keeping Services

Let U.S. Safety's Consultants help provide you with a professional safety and health management program. Our dedicated and experienced team of safety professionals is committed to helping our clients and their employees to work more safety, thereby increasing their productivity, reducing the company's liability and increasing our client's profits and marketability.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS AUDIT
It is vitally important that your Workers' Compensation claims are being administered as effectively as possible. Your future experience and cost can be impacted by how well claims are being managed. Being self insured, it is your profit dollars on the line. U.S. Safety can conduct complete file reviews to audit the following areas:

  • Proper Reserving
  • Review medical records and allowed conditions
  • Rehabilitation potential and reimbursement
  • Return to work and modified duty programs
  • Adequate follow-up by claims administration
  • Handicap reimbursement
  • Claim investigation

U.S. Safety will work with you to ensure your Workers' Compensation claims are being administered as effectively as possible.

Environmental Safety

U.S. Safety offers assistance in dealing with the pollution abatement and environmental management functions mandated by Federal and State law. From identifying compliance levels and exposures to program development and implementation, we can help you with the following areas:

  • Hazardous Waste Generation
  • Air and Water omissions
  • Above ground and underground storage tank management
  • Community Right to Know reporting requirements

Specific Services available are:

  • Define and explain required regulations
  • Audit to measure compliance levels
  • Identify the various Interagency regulations and correlate compliance activities
  • Assist with “permitting” actions
  • Develop Policies and Procedures
  • Evaluate the adequacy of programs
  • Conduct required and informational training for staff and work force
  • Assist in developing and managing environmental compliance programs
  • Find alternatives to reduce environmental exposure

We believe that effective management of environmental exposures is essential to business survival today. As your partner in this effort, U.S. Safety can help you develop the controls that make environmental exposures manageable.

U.S. Safety can provide assistance in evaluating your product for risk exposure. Product evaluations may include noise exposure assessments, chemical exposure assessments, slip-resistance assessments, ergonomics design reviews, potential end-user applications hazards, hazard warning reviews, guarding reviews, as well as other exposure concerns. This review can help to minimize the potential for and success of a product liability claim.

SSHO & QCM

Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) shall be provided at the work site at all times to perform safety and occupational health management,surveillance, inspections, and safety enforcement for the Contractor. The Contractor Quality Control (QC) person [cannot be the SSHO on this project, even though the QC has safety inspection responsibilities as part of the QCduties.] [can be the SSHO on this project.] The SSHO shall meet the following requirements:

  • Level 1: Worked on similar projects. 10-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within last 3 years. Competent person training as needed.
  • Level 2: A minimum of 3 years safety work on similar project. 30-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within last 3 years. Competent person training as needed.
  • Level 3: A minimum of 5 years safety work on similar projects. 30-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within the last 5 years. An average of at least 24 hours of formal safety training each year for the past 5 years. Competent person training as needed.
  • Level 4: A minimum of 10 years safety work of a progressive nature with at least 5 years of experience on similar projects. 30-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within the last 5 years. An average of at least 24 hours of formal safety training each year for the past 5 years with training for competent person status for at least the following four areas of competency:   Excavation; Scaffolding; Fall protection; Hazardous energy; Confined space; Health hazard recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical and biological agents; Personal protective equipment and clothing to include selection, use and maintenance.
  • Level 5: An Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) and/or Construction Health & Safety Technician(CHST). A minimum of 10 years safety work of a progressive nature with at least 5 years of experience on similar projects. 30-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within the last 5 years. An average of at least 24 hours of formal safety training each year for the past 5 years with training for competent person status for at least the following [4] areas of competency: [Excavation]; [Scaffolding]; [Fall protection]; [Hazardous energy]; [Confined space]; [Health hazard recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical and biological agents]; [Personal protective equipment and clothing to include selection,

Mediation

OSHA may hold an informal conference for the purpose of discussing any issues raised by an inspection, citation, or notice of proposed penalty. Area Directors at OSHA are authorized to change abatement dates, to reclassify violations (e.g., willful to serious, serious to other-than-serious), and to modify or withdraw a penalty, a citation or cited items if the employer presents evidence during the informal conference which convinces the Area Director that the changes are justified

U.S. Safety can represent the employer by creating a safety management system prior to the conference. At the conference U.S. Safety would discuss the proposed safety management program to evidence the employer’s willingness and commitment to resolve any issues cited by OSHA. This would also demonstrate that an on-going Safety Program would ensure that the employer would be less likely to have future safety issues on the job site.

U.S. Safety has had many years of success mediating between our clients and OSHA to substantially reduce penalties incurred. As much as a 65% reduction has been negotiated. We also offer many preventative training classes and site inspections. It would be our pleasure to customize a safety management program for you.

Clients

Lightning Protection Institute

Lightning Protection Institute

Stevens Construction

Stevens Construction

Allen Concrete

Allen Concrete

Gates

Gates

West Coast Florida Enterprises, Inc.

West Coast Florida
Enterprises, Inc.

Associated Contracting, Inc

Associated Contracting, Inc

"Partnerships between people, between companies, with customers and with suppliers create greater value for all concerned."

Meaningful partnerships are the foundation for success. Partnerships are what enable many companies to make continuous improvements and growth. Today, strategic alliances have never been more important for businesses. Moreover, these partnerships are recognized as the smart tactics for businesses everywhere. U.S. Safety has always embraced the idea of strategic partnerships – it builds a stronger foundation for companies that network together and it also builds a stronger community by one business helping the other. We are proud of our strategic partnerships and anticipate that this list will continue to grow. We invite you to become a strategic partner with U.S. Safety. Give us a call and let’s see how we can support and help each other reach our full potential.

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westcoastflenterprises.com

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lightning.org

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aci2020.com

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inpbioenergy.net

A joint venture of INEOS Bio and New Planet Energy providing sustainable project solutions that use the INEOS Bio technology to:
Meet society’s waste management challenges
Generate significant change in reducing green house gas emissions
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gatesinc.com

GATES is a full service construction management, general contracting and design build firm with offices in Florida and the Republic of Panama. We maintain a strong diverse portfolio in corporate/commercial, higher education/k-12, government, financial, clubhouses / hospitality / restaurant, healthcare, industrial, retail, multi-family residential and energy related projects. GATES is experienced with LEED, green, sustainable and energy efficient construction and has several LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. In fact, GATES completed the first LEED Silver Rated project in Southwest Florida!.....

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