One of the biggest challenges companies tend to run across is determining who will handle their safety and health program. In a time where companies are trying to find ways to run lean while maintaining high-quality products and services, hiring a full-time safety manager may not be feasible. The practice of having an employee wear multiple hats has become a bit of a norm, but many employees in this position struggle to find the balance needed to keep the different programs and departments functioning at an optimal level. The market for dedicated safety and health professionals is quite competitive as well, providing unique challenges to organizations that may have lost their safety manager to another company and struggle to find a replacement.

If any of these challenges sound familiar to you, WSC may be able to help! Our Safety Manager Contract services allow you to have someone dedicated to managing your safety and health program, allowing your staff to focus on their areas of expertise while saving money on your bottom line.

What Is Included With This Service?

We have various options available to fit the needs of your organization:

Option 1 – Full-Time Safety Manager Service

Our most comprehensive option, this service provides your organization the option to have one of our safety managers available at all times to help with your safety and health needs. Services in this option include:

  • Management of your safety and health programs, policies and procedures
  • Development and/or updating of safety programs, policies and procedures as needed
  • Annual safety management system audits including written reports of findings and recommendations as needed
  • Two facility-wide safety inspections per year including written reports of findings and abatement recommendations
  • Monthly visits to provide a consistent safety presence and conduct department inspections
  • Development and delivery of safety training as needed (frequency to be determined)
  • Round-the-clock access to our safety managers via email or cell phone

Option 2 – Safety Consultation Service

This option works best for companies wishing to manage their own safety and health program. Our safety managers can evaluate your current program and provide you with the guidance and tools needed to ensure you have a health safety management system in place. Services in this option include:

  • One safety management system audit including written report of findings and recommendations as needed
  • One facility-wide safety inspection including written report of findings and abatement recommendations
  • Development and/or updating of safety programs, policies and procedures as needed
  • Development of safety training as needed
  • Up to four visits within one year to provide consultation services to management and employees as needed

Option 3 – Temporary Safety Manager Service

This option works well for those organizations whom normally have a dedicated safety and health professional on staff, but are in a period of transition while looking to fill this role with a new employee. Our safety managers can act as your safety and health manager on a temporary basis until your transition is complete. Services in this option include:

  • Management of your safety and health programs, policies and procedures
  • Maintain records as needed
  • Facilitate safety trainings, activities, committees and meetings as needed
  • Act as the safety representative for the organization as needed

Option 4 – Safety Coaching Service

Organizations utilizing an employee to manage their safety and health program while wearing other hats in the organization will find the most benefit in this service. Our safety managers will work one-on-one with your multi-hat safety manager to ensure they have the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to effectively manage your safety and health programs. Services in this option include:

  • One-on-one meetings/teleconferences with your safety manager on a frequency of your choosing
  • Delivery of an OSHA 10-hour course over a scheduled period of time, not to exceed longer than 6 months
  • Development of a professional learning plan tailored to your safety manager’s needs
  • Onsite involvement with your safety manager during meetings, inspections, trainings, etc. as needed
  • Round-the-clock access to our safety managers via email or cell phone

Who Would Benefit From This Service?

Organizations looking to have a dedicated safety and health professional develop and/or manage their safety management system would benefit most from these services. Those organizations looking for guidance with their current safety management system will benefit from these services as well.

Why Should You Want This Service?

There are many reasons why an organization may want to look towards hiring a safety consultant to develop and/or manage their safety and health program, including:

  • An increase in the frequency and/or severity of incidents
  • A high-risk industry with many hazards present during day-to-day operations
  • Senior management or corporate office requirement
  • OSHA requirement
  • Time restrictions by other employees to effectively manage the safety and health program
  • Employee safety and health concerns not addressed in a timely fashion
  • Employee morale/safety culture needs a positive impact
  • Need to reduce overhead costs

In order to stay competitive in today’s business markets, it is imperative that your employees are provided with both a safe work environment and the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of your safety and health program. Through our various Safety Manager Contract service options, we can ensure these needs are met. Please reach out to WSC for more information or to schedule a free consultation meeting to discuss your options.

For questions or to schedule this service, please contact WSC at 608-258-3400 and wsc@wisafetycouncil.org.

Wisconsin Safety Council