Category Archives: Integrity

Workplace Health and Safety – Do the Right Thing

CSG Published Workplace Health and Safety Training to promote workers’ rights.

Read Here – Workplace Health and Safety Training

Training programs are a critical aspect of ensuring safe and healthful workplaces based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations standards.

Workers’ Rights advocates remind employers to consider the human cost at stake without effective training for workplace health and safety. OSHA is committed to ensuring “workers return to their families in the same condition they began their day.” OSHA Workers’ Rights standards help to ensure a safe workplace.

Federal OSHA provides these rights:

  • Ask OSHA to inspect their workplace,
  • Use their rights under the law without retaliation and discrimination,
  • Receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent harm, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace,
  • Get copies of test results done to find hazards in the workplace,
  • Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses,
  • Get copies of their own medical records.

Learn more at Fed OSHA – https://www.osha.gov/workers.html

About CSG Employee Training Programs:

CSG takes enormous pride in our dedication to both employee and facility safety. We believe strongly in protecting the safety of employees, co-workers, customers, our customers’ clients and their surrounding community.  As part of that mission, we take pride in our role, by helping our customers improve their performance by simply supplying the best in world-class facility services.

About CSG: Contract Services Group, Inc. is a CIMS-GB with honors certified contractor with 40 years’ experience providing commercial janitorial, window cleaning, managed temporary labor services and window washing systems. CSG provides facilities services and specialty cleaning services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. CSG also designs and installs window washing systems nationwide. CSG Publishes Sustainable Cleaning Programs for Janitorial Consumers. http://csgcares.com

Compare Competent, Qualified & Designated

Compare Competent, Qualified & Designated

OSHA construction standards require a competent person onsite as a legal obligation. But OSHA does not have a specific standard regarding a competent person.

As building owners are responsible to develop written agreements regarding safety plans when working with contract crews, knowing the level of expertise of safety committee team protects your business.

A competent person is “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them,” according to OSHA 29 CFR 1926.32(f).

A qualified person is “one who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated his ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project,” according to OSHA 29 CFR 1926.32(m).

A designated person only means that the employer’s representative was “selected or assigned by the employer as being qualified to perform specific duties” according to 1926 Subpart L. So here the OSHA standards ask employer to take responsibility to designate certain employees to job assignments based on level of competence or qualifications.

OSHA standards explicitly requiring employers to provide workplace health and safety training to all employees. This training may constitute competency but not necessarily qualifications if there is no certifications. Conversely, if a workers is certified with no experience, there’s room to question the workers competency for a specific job assignment.

To be sure your business is protected and learn about the level of competence and qualifications of your contractor’s safety committee team.

 

How to Develop a Facility Maintenance Program

A facility maintenance plan establishes the routine maintenance procedures for your facility.

As a facility manager, you can determine your preventative maintenance list and task schedule by outlining current processes and which staff members handle each task.

Determine the benefits of outsourcing your maintenance staff by comparing costs for in-house maintenance with a full service managed program.

A preventive maintenance plan includes:

  • the purpose of the maintenance policy,
  • general methods for developing a maintenance schedule,
  • inventory list,
  • who is responsible for ensuring inventory,
  • maintenance tasks that are regularly performed,
  • who is responsible for the general oversight of maintenance.

Develop a recordkeeping system including work orders, equipment procurement and staff training. You can hire a contractual maintenance professional to assist in the development of a recordkeeping procedure. A standard operating procedure (SOP) can define task items as routine, emergency, or preventive maintenance. Staff training on all preventive maintenance plans will prevent safety issues and saves costs as employees preform task more efficiently.

 

CSG’s Fall Protection Regulations

CSG Safety Services Group published Fall Protection Regulations article to promote the prevention of common fall hazards.

CSG promotes OSHA fall protection regulations to help construction management, architects, building owners and facility managers prevent accidents and avoid costly and reputation damaging Cal-OSHA citations.

Both Federal and Cal-OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) found high proportion of fatalities caused by falls occurred because of a lack of fall protection.

Visit CSG Safety Services Group – CSG Safety Services Group, LLC designs and installs window washing systems nationwide. CSG provides inspections, testing and certifications for all window cleaning equipment. CSG provides consulting up to full design/build services. The CSG Safety Services Group promotes window washing system solutions with safety, usability, and cost effectiveness in mind. www.windowwashingsystems.com.

CSG Ethics & Fraud Hotline empowers employees.

Contract Services Group, Inc. announced the launch of the CSG Ethics & Fraud Hotline.

The CSG Ethics & Fraud Hotline will allow any employees to call without identifying themselves to report any work related issues that are detrimental to all our best interests.

Ethics Hotline 866 510 8598

Call Toll Free. All callers will remain anonymous. All calls will be thoroughly investigated. When calling please provide:

  • Details of your concern
  • The names of all individuals involved
  • The dates/times of the incident(s)
  • Where it occurred
  • Any other information for investigation

CSG is proud to join Starwood, Hilton, and Marriott and many others in establishing ethics initiatives to support integrity in business practices.

Since 1973, CSG has provided outstanding results to its clients. CSG has refined the systems, procedures and resources essential to maintain and enhance janitorial and hospitality cleaning services. From its inception CSG has always been guided by the standard established by its founder, provide quality services to our clients at competitive prices, always treat our employees with dignity and respect, and abide by all government rules and regulations.