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S-CAT SC for Small Contractors
The Safety Climate Assessment Tool for Small Contractors (S-CAT SC ) is designed to help small construction company employers and their employees assess and improve their jobsite safety climate. In addition, employer and employee S-CAT SC responses shared with CPWR are being compiled to identify and develop materials and resources for small construction contractors to use to strengthen their company’s safety climate.
The S-CATSC uses the following eight leading indicators to assess a company’s safety climate:
- Demonstrates Management Commitment to Safety
- Promotes and Incorporates Safety as a Value
- Ensures Accountability at All Levels
- Improves Supervisory Leadership
- Empowers and Involves Employees
- Improves Communication
- Provides Training at All Levels
- Encourages Owner/Client Involvement
Click here to download a copy of the S-CAT SC workbook. The S-CAT SC workbook also contains ideas that you can use to help strengthen those areas where you feel your company could do better. You can use the S-CATsc worksheet in this workbook to assess how your company is doing or complete it anonymously online by clicking here. If you complete the free online version of the S-CATsc, a report will automatically be generated that includesyour responses and an assessment of how you are doing on each of the eight leading indicators.
- Click here to download the S-CAT SC worksheet.
- Click here to download the list of ideas, and the following are resources currently available to help you implement them.
Resources & Materials to Help Implement the Ideas
Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) was developed to provide safety leadership skills. This free program can be used with supervisory personnel, management, and workers. It is also an approved OSHA 30-hour elective module.
Resources to conduct a Job Hazard Analysis – instructions and related resources on how to conduct a job hazard analysis developed by the Maine Department of Labor.
Training & Educational Resources on Specific Construction Hazards and Solutions
- Toolbox Talks
- Hazard Alert Cards
- Health and Safety Videos
- Materials to Reduce Sprain & Strain Injuries
- Materials to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses
- Avoiding Exposure to RF Radiation (from telecommunications antennas)
- Planning to protect employees from silica exposure – tools and resources
OSHA Safe Workplace + Sound Business Resources
- Safe + Sound Week: August 13-19, 2018
- Video: Three Core Elements of A Safety + Health Program
- Management leadership:
- Worker Participation:
- Systematic Find & Fix Approach:
- Injury and Illness Prevention Program – California Department of Industrial Relations