CIC and ISHM Releases Whitepaper Discussing How to Make Risk Reduction a Reality

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Leading authorities on worker qualification and safety management, Crane Institute Certification (CIC) and Institute for Safety & Health Management (ISHM) share insights with Crane and Rigging Hot Line into how safety managers can get the most out of training and assessments.

Don’t waste training dollars by assuming any training is good training.

Too often, the boots on the ground think safety is the job of the safety director. That’s rarely so. The safety director has the strategic plan, but everyone else has to implement it.

Leading authorities on worker qualification and safety management, Crane Institute Certification (CIC) and Institute for Safety & Health Management (ISHM) share insights with Crane and Rigging Hot Line into how safety managers can get the most out of training and assessments. In this article, the organizations offer five tips for construction managers who bear the burden of making sure workers on their job site are qualified. Download the whitepaper here.

1. Identify risks and potential risks through task hazard analysis developed by the craft managers and safety professionals.

2. Know your people by assessing their skill level through qualification or certification.

3. Close the gaps in communication. Make sure that communication is going both ways—up to senior management and down to the workforce.

4. Develop a plan and train to the plan.

5. Get senior level support by showing how training and safety benefits the bottom line. Then get them to commit to enforcement.
According to Larry Curtis, Executive Director of Institute for Safety and Health Management: “Too often, the boots on the ground think safety is the job of the safety director. That’s rarely so. The safety director has the strategic plan, but everyone else has to implement it.”

CIC is one of four nationally accredited, OSHA-recognized certification providers for crane operators, riggers and signalpersons. ISHM is the only HSE certification provider that focuses on the entire safety management process. It offers accredited certifications for Safety and Health Managers and Practitioners.

Read the full article from CIC and ISHM here.

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