Safety Management


Effective safety programs are the result of management leadership and the application of proven management principles throughout the organization. Risk must be identified and evaluated, appropriate controls must be chosen and implemented, and the entire process must be monitored and continuously improved. ESM's safety professionals are experts in safety program management and will bring your program a new vision that will lead to safety excellence while reducing risk and cost.


Safety Program Development

Strong safety programs are built rather than evolve.  It starts with executive management commitment and their strong leadership to gain involvement of the personnel who will be directing and implementing the program.  Program design starts with establishing a Safety Committee that develops a strategic plan, sets policies, procedures and guides the implementation process ensuring sustainability and scalability. Effective safety management is woven into production creating an efficient and safe process. 

  • Safety Committee is responsible for establishing goals and initiatives

  • Safety Manager is responsible for implementation, providing training and resources to the Department mangers

  • Department managers are on the front lines, providing training and holding the line employees accountable.

  • Line employees follow established procedures reducing variation and ultimately risk

Safety Program Improvement

ESM provides strategies that include:   

  • Developing a plan to move along the Risk Maturity spectrum with the goal of creating a participatory culture at Level 5

  • Outlining measurable proactive initiatives that align with the company goals

  • Delegation of safety program responsibilities and activities

  • Communicating safety goals and objectives across the organization creating participatory culture

  • Scheduling effective and consistent safety communications via monthly trainings or tailgates

OSHA Compliance

Compliance is a critical pillar to a sustainable safety program. At ESM, we provide employers with the policies they need to comply with Cal/OSHA as well as best practices that provide for governance of the safety requirements.

Instead of subjectively managing each employee based on loose management guidelines, ESM establishes structured policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in which supervisors can then objectively manage employee safety. This ensures compliance with the Injury & Illness Prevention Plan requirements (element #2 – Ensuring compliance) and creates a system of governance in which the organization operates.

Reduce Injury Frequency & Severity

Establish annual goals and quarterly benchmarks to monitor your progress. Safety Initiatives can then align with these goals to ensure success, including:

  • Reviewing loss trends vs. goals

  • Conducting site Inspections

  • Providing Safety training focused on loss leaders

  • Developing Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for standardizing worker instructions

  • Benchmark Incident Rate vs. Industry Average

  • Reduce Lost Days via Return To Work resulting in unnecessary Temporary Disability costs

Reduce Injury Severity

Injury Frequency Reduction