Using contractors can be a cost-effective way to secure vital services. But it can also create huge safety problems—especially when the contractor’s personnel work at your facility. Maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for your own people is tough enough. It becomes an even greater challenge when your workplace is swarming with workers who you haven’t trained and may not even know. This can be a sure-fire recipe for injuries and liability, including criminal liability under C-45.
In order to control these risks you need to ensure that you know at any given time which contractors are on your site and whether they’re meeting your safety training standards. Failure to track this critical information creates a blind spot in your safety program. But keeping track of your contractors isn’t as simple as it sounds.