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Setting Safety Goals for the New Year: How Our Safety & Health Programs Can Help

As we step into the new year, prioritizing safety and health in the workplace is more crucial than ever. In the dynamic landscape of environmental health and safety (EHS) compliance, staying abreast of regulatory changes and proactively managing risks is paramount. At Hellman & Associates, we understand the challenges businesses face in navigating these complexities. With over two decades of experience, we continue to be a trusted partner in providing outsourced EHS compliance management services that not only protect your workforce but also keep your company in line with evolving regulatory requirements. Our goal as your partner is to develop a deep culture of safety and make your employees safe at work.

Navigating the New Reporting Rule 2024

A significant development in the realm of occupational safety is the amendment to OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping regulation, effective January 1, 2024. OSHA now mandates certain employers, particularly those with peak employment of 100 or more employees during the previous calendar year, to electronically submit injury and illness information annually. This includes data from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. The industries subject to this requirement are outlined on the official OSHA website.

For our AssuredCompliance® clients, this regulatory change is seamlessly managed. Hellman & Associates not only assists in compliance management but also guides clients through the intricacies of OSHA filings. Our commitment goes beyond advising; we actively work with you to ensure that your safety program is not just in place but thoroughly documented, leaving you worry-free in the event of an OSHA inspection.

Establishing a Compliance Calendar for 2024

To successfully navigate the evolving landscape of EHS compliance, companies need a strategic approach. One effective method is to establish a safety management system tailored to your company’s requirements. At Hellman & Associates, our approach is simple yet comprehensive—we balance regulatory compliance and risk management with internal cost savings, timely service, and common sense.

Industry knowledge is crucial when setting up a compliance calendar, a key component of a safety management system. Our experienced team brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, helping you prioritize tasks and stay on track with the right actions at the right time. Whether it’s OSHA filings, safety program assessments, required training or Industrial Hygiene to determine employee exposures, our comprehensive approach ensures that your compliance efforts are not just reactive but proactive.

Setting Yourself Up for Success in 2024 – Tips You Can Implement

As you embark on the new year, there are several proactive steps you can take to set yourself up for success in managing EHS compliance:

Regular Audits and Assessments: Conduct regular audits of your safety programs and policies. Identify gaps and liabilities that could result in citations, fines or injuries. Hellman & Associates specializes in compliance action assessments, helping you address issues before they become serious problems.

Training and Education: Invest in targeted training for your workforce. Education not only reduces workers’ compensation costs and incident rates but also helps you avoid citations and penalties for noncompliance. Hellman & Associates offers OSHA, DOT,  safety and compliance training tailored to your specific needs.

Outsourcing for Efficiency: Consider outsourcing your EHS compliance management. Hellman & Associates’ AssuredCompliance® program has a proven track record with a 98% renewal rate. By partnering with us, you can achieve and maintain compliance for a fraction of the cost of an in-house safety manager.

How Outsourcing Can Help You

In the face of evolving regulations and the need for proactive safety measures, outsourcing your EHS compliance management becomes a strategic move. Hellman & Associates, with its AssuredCompliance® program, offers a comprehensive solution. Our experienced team becomes an extension of your workforce, providing strategy, management, and technical expertise to develop environmental health and safety programs that stand the test of regulatory scrutiny.

If you’re already an AssuredCompliance® client, we invite you to reach out and discuss the implications of the amended OSHA reporting rule. For those considering our services, let’s explore how we can help you achieve and maintain compliance efficiently and cost-effectively.

At Hellman & Associates, safety isn’t just a job—it’s our passion. As we enter the new year, let’s work together to create a workplace culture built on health and safety best practices. Because when it comes to the well-being of your employees, there’s no compromise. Here’s to a safe and successful 2024 and beyond!