OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training is paramount for any organization’s success as it helps employers to educate employees on key hazards and how to manage those hazards. It creates a safer and healthier workplace. One of the tangible benefits of a good solid OSHA training program is reduced workplace accidents, including Injuries. This results in fewer workers’ compensation claims, less lost work time, and lower insurance costs. OSHA training can help employees feel more confident in their ability to perform their jobs safely and effectively. This can lead to increased job satisfaction and morale Employers providing OSHA training ensure that they are complying with OSHA regulations, reducing the risk of costly fines and penalties. All this promotes a safe working environment thereby helping in boosting in employee morale and employee retention. When employees feel that their employer is investing in their safety and well-being, they are more likely to be satisfied with their job and work harder. A safer workplace with OSHA trainings/certifications means fewer accidents, injuries, and downtime, resulting in higher productivity and profitability. OSHA training-centric employers are viewed as responsible and caring by their customers and the community. This can lead to enhanced reputation and increased business opportunities. OSHA training can also help employers improve their overall training programs by identifying areas that need improvement and providing guidance on best practices. OSHA regulations can be complex, and training can help ensure that employers and employees are aware of their responsibilities and comply with all applicable regulations. Companies not using strong OSHA training programs do run a risk of OSHA violations/fines and in worst case running out of business due to accidents leading to legal actions against them. OSHA training is an investment in the health, safety, and productivity of employees and the success of the business.
At Lone star with 25 years of experience we take safety to the heart. We can say with confidence all our team members have safety in their DNAs. We have customers who have stayed with us for decades as they see the value, we bring to their company OSHA safety programs, OSHA safety training needs and overall OSHA compliance.
Our OSHA Safety Training programs are unique and have evolved over the years to meet the needs of changing workforce. Workplace safety is enhanced when a multi-pronged approach is taken, and safety trainings are conducted through various levels of organization. All our safety trainings are available in English and Spanish. It is very important for employers to ensure trainings are well understood by employees.
Some of the highlights for our OSHA safety programs are as below:
- Instructor led OSHA Safety trainings: Onsite trainings for employees on a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual basis.
- Digital OSHA Safety Trainings: Safety lessons delivered digitally (email/text) to employees’ cell phones, tablets, or computers. The employee reads the training, takes the quiz to demonstrate their competency (which is required by OSHA). Results are sent to the employer for documentation purposes. Some of the popular safety topics administered are:
- Heat Stroke Prevention
- Fire Extinguisher
- Emergency action and response
- Driving safety
- Electrical Safety
- Machine Guarding
- Attic Safety
- Back Safety
- Hearing Conservation
- Chemical Hazards/ SDS
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Supervisor Safety Trainings: Unique Lone star training offerings to enhance safety culture in your organization. Supervisors/Leadman act as leaders on the job-site and if they are fully trained, they will definitely cascade a strong safety attitude in their teams. Lone Star supervisor trainings cover on critical topics like:
- What does OSHA expect from you?
- Understanding the cost of OSHA fines?
- What to do if OSHA visits your worksite?
- When to call 911?
- Basic first aid?
- Accident/Near-miss investigations
- Heat Stroke Prevention
- Understanding Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO)
- Recognizing workplace hazards
Additionally, we empower supervisors to conduct toolbox meetings with safety topics critical for employees like
- Ladder Safety/ Fall Protection
- Saw/Nailgun Safety
- Preventing electrocutions
- Preventing injury from weather
- Excavation/trenching issues
- Confined space
- Recognizing job site hazards
Certified OSHA Safety Trainings:
At Lone star we have experts who can provide Instructor led OSHA safety trainings /Digital safety trainings with certifications for the following:
- Confined Space
- Fall Protection
In addition to all the above, we have team members who can provide multiple day safety trainings for special topics with certifications on
- OSHA 10
- OSHA 30
- HAZWOPER 8
- HAZWOPER 40
Safety Bites – Driving Safety
To ensure OSHA compliance, it is employers responsibility to conduct trainings at certain frequency. Company vehicles driven by employees need driving safety tips at certain frequencies to ensure good driving habits are cultivated and maintained. At Lone star we have unique Safety Bites program designed for this purpose. Every month – two safety bites are delivered to employee cellphone/tablets to change the driving habits.
Safety Orientation for new employees.
Another major issue that Lone Star is successfully addressing for its customers is Safety Orientation for new workers. With Covid worsening the crisis in United States, we are seeing worker shortages across all industries. This has led to lot of turnarounds in workforce at existing companies. Onboarding a new employee with company safety behavior expectations is critical. Lone star has been providing its customers safety orientation for new employees for the applicable safety topics in the digital format. Safety orientation is followed by quizzes/tests to check the competency and results are delivered to the supervisor.
Employee training programs can significantly reduce the possibility of OSHA violations or OSHA fines or any litigations. With the unique and multi-faceted safety training offerings by Lone Star– an Owner needs to keep an oversight on the workers and the workplace safety as they say “TRUST BUT VERIFY”. Lone Star can support that effort by performing compliance inspections on Owner’s behalf or an a “Mock OSHA Inspection” with review of work areas. After completing the compliance inspection, a written report is submitted to the owner with remediation options for deficiencies. The report will also highlight specific OSHA violation or OSHA fines applicable for specific item.