We at GBTS wanted to spread awareness for the National Safety Stand Down this week and help employers in construction discuss safety with their employees. What is a Safety Stand-Down? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website (osha.gov), a Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event where employers can talk directly to employees about […]
It’s that time of the year for treats, so we want to focus on how certain ‘tricks’, like contractor fraud, don’t reap many rewards in the end. To avoid, and spot, these SST tricksters, let’s give a brief on what Contractor Fraud is, key examples, and why it does more harm than good for everyone. […]
This week, we’re focusing on workplace violence and how it affects you and your staff on the jobsite. The impact of workplace violence can range from psychological issues to physical injury, or even death. Violence can occur in any workplace and among any kind of worker, especially in construction. By the Numbers According to the […]
Summer months are good for business, but warmer temperatures bring their own category of jobsite hazards. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of heat stress, and keep you and your employees safe. What is Heat Stress? Heat Stress is the health hazard that occurs with prolonged heat exposure due to warm or hot environments […]
Statistics In honor of the National Safety Stand Down, which is happening this week, we at Gallagher Bassett wanted to spread awareness and help employers and professionals in construction discuss safety with their employees. As we’ve mentioned in the past, safety shouldn’t be left to luck and fall fatalities are one of the highest forms […]
In honor of the National Safety Stand Down, which is happening this week, we at Gallagher Bassett wanted to spread awareness and help employers and professionals in construction discuss safety with their employees. This part will focus on fall hazards and how to spot and avoid them. Hazards Injuries from falls are the most common […]
In honor of the National Safety Stand Down, which is happening early this month, we at Gallagher Bassett wanted to spread awareness and help employers and professionals in construction discuss safety with their employees. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 351 of […]
At Gallagher Bassett, we often focus on workplace safety hazards in terms of fall protection, safety equipment, and OSHA compliance. But this time, we’re shedding a light on environmental awareness and safety. Environmental Awareness Environmental hazards on the jobsite are risks of workers contracting short or long term, sometimes fatal, illnesses while exposed to harmful […]
You can apply for the program by following the steps below: Send your employees to an authorized training provider Review the SBS program guidelines and determine if your business is eligible. Gather the appropriate documents and visit the SBS website to complete the application. For additional information, please visit the SBS website.
You pick the training provider from an approved list, and the NYC Department of Small Business Services will cover a percentage of the cost if your business is eligible. A business can only receive the reimbursement once and cannot reapply once payment has been received. SBS will only cover the direct cost of training Eligible training types: OSHA 10 […]
The New York City Small Business Service (SBS) Office announced a grant program for small construction firms and certified M/WBEs with 1-15 employees to help offset the costs associated with Site Safety Training.