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Safety Manuals

For 25 years, Blakeman & Associates has been developing health, safety, and environmental policy manuals for small and large employers. Whether you are trying to address the federal regulations or one of the many number of state-specific regulations, Blakeman has both the experience and competence in helping employers understand the difference between the various obligations across the country.  Our safety manuals include programs customized to company- and client-specific requirements. We are here to help employers meet industry and OSHA requirements for safety compliance. Blakeman provides more than just a ”one-size-fits-all” safety program, which can weaken the effectiveness of your safety documentation and leave you liable. Through our development of manuals and handbooks, we help establish effective lines of communication between employer, employee and client.


  • OSHA vs Contractor Compliance Safety Programs
  • Safety Manuals
  • Best Practices Safety Programs
  • Client-Specific Programs
  • Construction and General Industry Safety Handbook
  • Client-Specific Programs

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    OSHA vs Contractor Compliance Safety Programs

    Businesses need safety manuals for three primary reasons: to help provide a means of communicating a safety message to employees, to meet government regulations and to meet online contractor compliance requirements. There is a common misconception that OSHA-required programs and contractor compliance programs are the same, but the two are in fact mutually exclusive. 

    OSHA requires all but a few exempt businesses to have safety programs in place specific to their industry and environment. Each business has unique set of processes and hazards that employees will be exposed to and OSHA requires safety programs to be in place to effectively communicate those hazards to employees. In addition, safety programs may be necessary to satisfy the expectations of that business’ clients. Our safety manuals include a combination of OSHA required, industry-specific, and company-specific programs.

    Contractor Compliance companies, such as ISNetworld®, PICS, PEC Premier, and BROWZ typically request ‘safety programs’ to be submitted as part of the compliance process. What compliance companies are actually asking for is a summary of a company’s current safety programs. These ‘summaries’ are known, for instance in ISNetworld®, as RAVS® and represent the condensed content of each safety program but are NOT a substitution for the programs themselves. Without the actual safety programs in place, a company is still liable. Having compliant safety programs in place lays the foundation for online contractor compliance. Visit our ISNetworld® section to learn more about how we can help with contractor compliance program. 

    We are often contacted by business owners who need both safety programs and RAVS® for ISN® or other contractor compliance requirements but don’t realize the difference between the two. Blakeman helps companies determine which safety programs are required for their business, creates a manual documenting the programs, and will submit RAVS® or safety program summaries for contractor compliance.  Whatever your safety program requirements are, Blakeman can provide the experience and professional help you need.


    Safety Manuals

    Blakeman & Associates will evaluate your company to determine what safety programs you are required to have based on the exposures and procedures your employees face, as well as applicable industry requirements. Once we have compiled a list of applicable programs, our team will design a manual that is customized to those specifications. Blakeman develops programs for OSHA General Industry (1910) and Construction Industry (1926) regulations, as well as Best Practice and Client-Specific programs. It is important to note that your business may fall under a combination of the General Industry (1910) and Construction (1926) regulations. 

    OSHA General Industry (1910) Safety Programs

    The safety programs OSHA requires under General Industry (1910) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices
  • Fall Protection Program
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Machine Guarding Program
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • General Safety Practices
  • Hazard Communication Program
  • Hazardous Energy Control
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Fire Extinguisher Program
  • Medical Services and First Aid_First Aid
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Working in Hot Conditions
  • OSHA Construction (1926) Safety Programs

    Examples of OSHA required Construction (1926) programs include the following: 

  • Steel Erection
  • Audit Committees and Inspections
  • Concrete
  • Construction Equipment
  • Crane Suspended Work Platforms
  • Cranes & Derrick Safety
  • Equipment Training
  • Fire Extinguisher Program
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Occupational Noise Exposure
  • Pre-Job Safety & Health Planning & Hazard
  • Safety Orientation for New Employees

  • Best Practice Safety Programs

    Best Practice safety programs may not necessarily be required by OSHA for your industry or business, but can be a huge benefit to improving the safety and environment of your employees. These programs cover a variety of topics that address how to effectively handle emergencies, accidents, and more. 

  • Accident review committees
  • Accident investigation
  • Safety committees

  • Client-Specific Programs

    In addition to OSHA and industry required safety programs, businesses may also have to provide programs for specific clients. For peace of mind and liability purposes, clients may request a specific program to be in place. Blakeman can also provide these programs, customized for your business and client requirements. A few examples of such programs include the following:

  • Behavior Based Safety – BBS
  • Short Service Employee – SSE
  • Management of Change – MOC

  • Construction and General Industry Safety Handbook

    For employees, a company’s comprehensive safety manual can be overwhelming and hard to digest. Blakeman has designed Construction and General Industry Safety Handbooks to provide a simplified summary of safety programs to make it easier for employees to understand. These handbooks provide brief explanations of the safety programs, but also reference the comprehensive OSHA regulations. To learn more about the employee handbooks, please contact Blakeman.


    Understanding Your Responsibilities as an Employer

    When it comes to creating and promoting safety in the workplace, employers have a responsibility to their employees and clients. If and when an incident occurs, the employer will be held responsible for the measures currently in place, the training of employees to handle the incident, and the relationship between the employer and client. Blakeman is here as your primary source for information, resources, and expertise on the subject of safety.