A Workplace Accident & Injury Reduction Program – Minnesota OSHA Compliance
Since January 1st, 1991, it has been a requirement in the state of Minnesota that employers develop and use a formal safety and health program called AWAIR. AWAIR is also known commonly as “A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction” program. This is not a requirement for all Minnesota employers but rather for those engaged in specific industrial classification codes.
This must be a written safety and health program which is designed to minimize or reduce the amount of accidents and injury incidents at the workplace. If you are interested in contacting Clarey’s Safety about implementing an AWAIR program for your business please call 800-558-8009 or click the button below.
AWAIR Safety Programs
An employer that falls under the specific industrial classification codes mentioned above must establish a written AWAIR safety program that includes the following:
- How any supervisor, manager, and employee is responsible for implementing the program at the workplace as well as how continued participation of management for this program will be established, measured and maintained;
- The methods used to identify, analyze and control new or existing hazards, conditions and operations within the workplace;
- How the plan will be communicated to all affected employees so they are informed of work-related hazards and controls;
- How workplace accidents or injuries will be investigated as well as how corrective action will be implemented;
- How safe work practices and rules will be enforced.
AWAIR Program Training
Having the written AWAIR safety program is one thing; implementing it effectively is another. Clarey’s Safety starts with an employee orientation training session which establishes rules and programs as noted in the health and safety manual. This is furthered by monthly safety bulletins as well as periodic training sessions which include but are not limited to:
- Accident Investigation
- Right To Know
- Fire Safety
- Fall Protection
- Electrical Safety Awareness
- Power and Hand Tool Safety
- Confined Space Entry
If you or your business is looking to implement an AWAIR safety program or you are looking for specific training classes related to the AWAIR program, please contact Clarey’s Safety today!
We will help you promote a safe and productive work environment while making it known to all of your employees the rules and programs needed in order to reduce the amount of accidents and injuries in the workplace.