Inside Lakeside Painting’s Residential Worker Safety Program

Monday, May 22, 2017

Inside Lakeside Painting’s Residential Worker Safety Program
Inside Lakeside Painting’s Residential Worker Safety Program
Inside Lakeside Painting’s Residential Worker Safety Program
Inside Lakeside Painting’s Residential Worker Safety Program
Inside Lakeside Painting’s Residential Worker Safety Program

For a number of reasons, we believe that worker safety, both at jobsites and at our two workshops, is of paramount importance. For years Lakeside Painting has engaged worker and job-site safety on a number of levels for not only our residential side of the business, but our commercial and industrial services as well.

First of all, we believe daily onsite job-specific inspections are important. This means that each morning and throughout the day we inspect the job site to ensure equipment, vehicles (like powered manlifts), ladders, and other tools and materials are being used safely and properly. We also make sure the structural integrity of the jobsite is safe. On a weekly basis, our foreman talk safety with their respective crews, discussing and evaluating near-miss instances.

We supplement this regular safety awareness with monthy company-wide safety meetings. Once a year we hold a refresher course on our written safety program, which includes the processes we observe for powered manlifts, ladder and scaffold safety, powered handtools, fire prevention and control, eletrical safety, and the handling of hazardous material, to name a few.

On top of this, all employees are required to complete the OSHA 10-hour safety training, and Lakeside is Isnetworld and Avetta certified. Most everything we do as far as safety is requried by OSHA, but since we value the safety of our workers and the places where we work, we go above and beyond. As we often say here at Lakeside: "Safety, Quality, Productivity."

So, our advice for homeowners considering hiring painters to work on their home is to ask for a written safety program that is in compliance with all state and federal regulations, both for their company's employees' and homeowners' wellbeing.

And since we also care about the environment, Lakeside has gone to great lengths for many years to legitimately and legally handle our waste. This, of course, should be another question posed by a homeowner to a prospective painting or other type of contractor.

Click here for more information on our Residential Painting Services, and here for more information on our safety training certification.

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