It depends on the size of your company and your operations, but if you follow our schedule & recommendations, your safety program should be built within 6 months and then you'll transition to "management mode." We recommend building 1-2 components each month, so that the program is manageable for your team.
No. All employee training must include and address your company specific health and safety hazards and requirements. No generic training resources meet these standards.
Not necessarily. Just having a written OSHA compliance manual doesn't equal compliance. First of all, the manual must be customized to address your company specific health & safety hazards, and there are also many aspects that the company must actively manage including training, inspections, procedures, exposure evaluations and more.
Your company must assess its operations to determine which EHS regulations apply. Each company has a very unique set of hazards and risks which must then be managed by applicable OSHA, EPA & state environmental regulations.
No. This one of the most common myths surrounding OSHA compliance. It is impossible for your insurance company (Workers Comp carrier) to manage your safety program because they have no mandate to do this, lack the bandwidth to manage OSHA compliance for any single policy holder, and can only offer generic resources which don't meet OSHA standards.
Absolutely. OSHA & EPA routinely fine small companies with less than 10 employees.