YOU ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANYONE DOING WORK IN YOUR DISTRIBUTION CENTER, EVEN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. DO YOU HAVE A CONTRACTOR SAFETY PROGRAM IN PLACE?
On Wednesday December 4th, 2013 the CMHDS welcomed Mike Pearson, former WorkSafeBC Safety Officer and current Safety Coordinator for BC Rapid Transit, who spoke about ‘Developing Your Contractor Safety Program’.
Companies are constantly dealing with contractors who enter their facilities to maintain and upgrade everything from heating, water and electrical to racking, forklifts and conveyors. When a contractor comes into your building you are considered the General Contractor. Having and following an effective Contractor Safety Program helps ensure that you minimize your liability and that everyone involved goes home safe.
- Understanding the key components of a contractor safety program
- Understand the importance of modeling safe behavior
About The Speaker
Mike Pearson is a former WorkSafeBC Safety Officer and current Safety Coordinator for BC Rapid Transit. When TransLink decided to launch the new Compass electronic fare card, they also announced a $200 million plan to install faregates and upgrade 33 SkyTrain stations over a two year period.
Mike was part of the team that helped research and establish strict safety standards to be followed by construction workers and contractors working at SkyTrain stations including an exhaustive pre-startup risk analysis and development and monitoring of specific standards for safe work practices, contractor passes, and Job Hazard Analysis.