A PIECE BY RICK FEHAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF PEAKLOGIX
Since 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an extension of the United States Department of Labor, has enforced and upheld regulations designed to decrease injuries and promote the long-term health of employees. OSHA recognizes individuals who complete its outreach training programs as either OSHA 10 (for 10-hours of coursework) or OSHA 30 (for 30-hours) certified. According to OSHA’s official website, their comprehensive training programs emphasize the “recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards.”
PeakLogix values the safety of our employees, clients, and vendors. Because OSHA’s programs include peer training, a PeakLogix employee who is OSHA certified is able to pass their knowledge down to vendors, clients, and installation crews. Moreover, our project managers at PeakLogix are OSHA certified and are confident in their ability to carry out the regulations that OSHA outlines.
Darren Saxton, a Project Manager at PeakLogix, is OSHA 30 certified and believes there is a plethora of advantages to having such a “globally recognized” certification. Darren explains that OSHA keeps each project’s standards and regulations up to par with what he sees as “the most responsible” practices. Having completed the 30-hour training coursework, Darren feels confident that he can “lead by example” and use his knowledge to help others be safer and act smarter. When it comes to project proposals, Darren finds that being OSHA certified is an integral part of being selected for a job; without having the knowledge that OSHA provides, securing a project would be more difficult.
Another PeakLogix Project Manager, Jerry Shaw, praises OSHA for “taking classroom knowledge and applying it to real world situations.” He recognizes the value of OSHA training courses, finding that they really “cement any original safety training an employee might have.” Because OSHA shapes the rules that labor workers must adhere to, it is vital to learn the information provided in their training. Jerry points out that OSHA clarifies what is to be expected when working on a labor-intensive job, and that safety training isn’t just for managers and supervisors – every employee is expected to at least have OSHA 10 training to ensure a job runs smoothly and safely.
Safety and health concerns are typically a central focus for clients. And at PeakLogix, we take pride in our ability to showcase our process. We examine all angles of a project to ensure an implementation that is safe for our employees, and that meets OSHA standards.
OSHA provides PeakLogix employees with critical information, and helps our employees remain dedicated to practicing what they have been trained to do.
Want to learn more about how PeakLogix adheres to OSHA standards? Contact us to talk details and strategies.