Effective safety programs are one of the best ways to reduce the risk and cost of preventable accidents.
The relationship between two businesses requires the same time, care, and mutual respect as relationships between two individuals. Such is the case of a long-time, general contractor client of Horton Safety Consultants. Unlike many other general contractors, our client is concerned about the health and safety of everyone involved in their projects, including employees of their subcontractors.
Many middle markets and larger general contractors focus on the contractual transfer of risk downstream to subcontractors and suppliers, but industry-leading general contractors focus on eliminating or mitigating the risk that requires incidents and injuries to be contractually transferred to other parties. Our client gladly accepts its role as a general contractor in providing a safe and healthful workplace for all persons involved in the project.
With assistance from consultants like Chris Pfeiffer, Vice President and Illinois consulting team leader, our client has developed a very strong culture of safety in their operations. In his work with this account, Chris has assisted our client in making even more improvements in their safety program including pre-construction meetings focused solely on safety, developing detailed site-specific safety plans, and developing the safety and risk management skills of our client’s project managers. Chris has also helped our client understand the importance of accident and near-miss investigations and corrective action involving our client, Chris, and affected subcontractors.
In the 16 years of this great business relationship, our client has experienced just three OSHA inspections, and none of the inspections resulted in citations issued to our client or their subcontractors. Results like this can only occur when our client and safety consultant are on the same page. Fortunately, Chris Pfeiffer has an excellent and thriving relationship with our general contractor client. Do you have a long-term relationship with a safety consultant like Chris Pfeiffer?
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