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G&A Partners teams up with its clients to create safe work places and reduce the frequency and severity of on-the-job injuries. We work in tandem with our clients to minimize the cost of workers compensation insurance claims and to return injured employees back to work as quickly as possible.
One of our clients–a masonry contractor–was concerned about job site safety. They had seen some of their employees injured in accidents caused by carelessness. They had seen job costs escalate, schedules delayed by untimely accidents, and they had been victimized by fraudulent claims. All of these setbacks adversely impacted their workers compensation insurance rates and affected their competitiveness in the marketplace.
This company engaged G&A to provide PEO services, including affordable workers compensation insurance and comprehensive risk management services. We began our work by conducting a complete assessment of their safety program. After meeting with management and job site superintendents to discuss their safety program, we reviewed safety manuals and training materials. We also conducted safety audits of randomly selected job sites.
Based on this initial assessment, we re-wrote their master safety plan and helped them introduce the changes to the rank and file. We also revised their training program, and provided them with a number of videos, handouts, and other aids to reinforce the training. We then implemented a surprise site inspection program.
Now, as an ongoing part of our service for this client, one of our certified safety professionals inspects each active job site every week looking for violations of company or OSHA safety policies and procedures. We use a digital camera to document our findings, prepare a written report for management’s review, and attend a monthly supervisor’s meeting to discuss corrective action regarding recurring problems. This has helped reduce both the frequency and severity of work related claims.
When an injury does occur, we aggressively manage the workers compensation insurance claims process from the first report of injury to the ultimate resolution of the claim. The scope of this work includes coordinating medical treatment, investigating abuse, and facilitating modified work assignments. Their loss history under our management is well below their historical average.
In short, G&A was able to provide this contractor with affordable workers compensation insurance premiums and risk management services that should allow them to remain competitive and take advantage of more opportunities to grow.