STAR Safety Program Requirements
Annual Company participation fee: $300
1. Management Commitment and Employee Participation:
- Letter of commitment from the President of the company to develop and enforce a written safety & Health program.
- Quarterly Star safety program meetings attended by President or a member of upper management.
- Employee participation in company safety through establishment of a “safety committee or safety team”.
- Annual safety and health program review with STAR program Administrators.
- Compliance with the occupational safety and health standards promulgated by OSHA.
- Implement a company wide 6′ fall protection policy.
- Be acceptable to receive one unannounced job site inspection by STAR program administrators annually.
- Conduct new employee orientation to include all company safety policies and job specific safety training prior to employee being placed in the field.
- It is the responsibility of each contractor on a project to enforce its own safety and health program.
- Each contractor shall establish disciplinary rules that include discharge for willful or repeated safety violations, and may include lesser forms of discipline for less serious types of violations.
- A contractor who is party to a collective bargaining agreement containing an established grievance procedure may utilize such procedure for enforcement of its disciplinary rules.
- Participation in a substance abuse program according to mutually agreed guidelines.
- Submit quarterly injury & illness log and safety activity summary. Safety
Program success will be documented via “DART rate”.
2. Job-Site Analysis:
- Job-site systems to recognize and abate hazards in a timely manner, with particular attention to fall hazards, electrocutions, caught-between and struck-by injuries, and trenching and excavation operations.
- Regular documented job-site safety inspections by line supervisors.
3. Hazard Prevention and Control:
- Regular investigation of accidents and establish a “near miss” reporting system to determine their causes for future accident prevention.
- Control of hazards through engineering controls, administrative and work practice controls or the use of PPE as required by OSHA.
- Recommend OSHA 10 hour for all field employees and OSHA 30 for Supervisors.
- Conduct weekly toolbox talks and periodic training that includes safety and health awareness.
- Attendance at free quarterly training opportunities provided by the STAR Program.
- Annual jobsite inspection and consultation with STAR Program Administrators. “No fines, just assistance”.
- Free quarterly Safety Training sessions for continuing education.
- Safety Program mentoring on specific safety related issues.
- Industry recognition through ASA’s excellent reputation in the St. Louis construction marketplace.
- Improved employee productivity and morale through a comprehensive safety program.
- Lower EMR rates and insurance premiums through a demonstrated successful safety program.
- Special Annual recognition at the ASA Gala awards night.