Renier Participates in OSHA Challenge Pilot Process
Renier Construction has volunteered to participate in the OSHA Challenge as an opportunity to gain assistance in ensuring the highest safety and health management systems.
Through the program, Renier Construction will implement new programs and procedures that will go beyond those required under OSHA standards with extensive involvement by both management and employees.
Its written safety and health management system effectively addresses worksite hazards by identifying and tracking them to ensure their correction and control. Its safety and health training programs ensure that employees understand occupational hazards and how to control them.
Requirements for application to the program include a high degree of management support and employee involvement; high quality worksite hazard analysis protocols; prevention and control programs; and comprehensive safety and health training for all employees.
“It is our quest to produce high quality products and services. At Renier Construction we value our employees as our greatest assets and are therefore committed to provide a safe and healthful workplace for our employees,” stated Bill Heifner, Renier president.
“We are excited to be involved in voluntary efforts with OSHA and look forward to reaching our goals,” continued Heifner.
OSHA Challenge Administrators experienced in safety and health guide Challenge Participants through a three-stage process to implement an effective system to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. An electronic tool is provided which breaks down the actions, documentation, and results desired.
Graduates of OSHA Challenge receive recognition from OSHA as they incrementally improve their safety and health management systems. OSHA Challenge is available to general industry and construction employers in the private and public sectors under OSHA's federal jurisdiction.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.