Performance Painting Contractors takes health and safety very seriously. Our professional painters in Tampa know that the success of a paint job doesn’t depend solely on the knowledge, skill level and experience of the painting crew that executes the project but also on the company’s preventative health and safety culture.
To ensure the health and safety of the building occupants, visitors and our staff as well as the maximum amount of productivity possible, we evaluate and reinforce our health and safety policies and procedures on a regular basis. That’s critically important because compliance with the applicable occupational safety and health rules and regulations leads to fewer work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
To find out what sets our internal injury and illness prevention program apart, let’s take a look at the basics first.
Health and Safety in the Workplace
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace, free from any known hazards that could be harmful to human health, and ensure proper use of personal protective equipment. Machinery, tools and other equipment should be in good condition and inspected regularly for defects.
Additionally, employers shall provide extensive and ongoing training in every health and safety aspect of the job, such as lead awareness training. Adequate supervision is also necessary in order to ensure that all the workers carry out their assigned duties safely and effectively.
But at Performance Painting Contractors, our professional painters in Tampa are aware of the fact that they also have the responsibility to:
- Take reasonable care of their own health and safety;
- Adhere to health and safety regulations on- and off-site, and comply with job-specific control measures, such as wearing personal protective equipment;
- Review material safety data sheets and follow manufacturers’ safety procedures;
- Identify and immediately report any defective or malfunctioning equipment and potential hazards to supervisors;
- Cooperate with supervisors and OSHA compliance officers.
To assure compliance with the company standards and the approved health and safety regulations, all of our professional painters in Tampa must complete a comprehensive training program before they step into the field.
The program covers all the aspects of their present job, which typically range from the safe handling of tools and equipment, safe use and disposal of primers, coatings and thinning products, and lead paint hazard prevention to emergency procedures.
Why Is Health and Safety so Important?
Enlisting the services of professional commercial painting contractors, who comply with industry-specific health and safety rules and regulations, translates into a lower risk of work-related injury and illness, uninterrupted work and paint jobs completed not only within shorter time frames but also in a safe, organized manner and with minimal disruption.
Conversely, an unprofessional painter might be unaware of the health and safety regulations, which means he could endanger the health and safety of himself as well as of other people.
Given that you may be held accountable for damages and injuries caused by an unprofessional painter on your property, hiring a team of professional painters in Tampa isn’t an expense; it’s an investment in the success of your commercial painting project.
Our professional painters in Tampa are well versed in job-specific health and safety requirements. More importantly, they have extensive experience in virtually every sector across the painting industry, and thus are able to plan, organize and manage an entire commercial project from start to finish, so you can concentrate on the other aspects of your business.
To schedule a pre-walk with one of our experienced professionals in Tampa, FL, or neighboring locations, please call us today at (813)-308-0388.