2018 CDRA Best Practices in Safety Awards Application

Promoting Best Practices in safety and risk management with CDRA member companies.

About CDRA Best Practices Safety Awards
Creating a Best Practices Safety Management Program
Construction & Demolition recycling and related operations have some inherent risk factors and the most successful operations have created a specific plan of action to minimize those risks and create a safety culture. It has been proven that companies that focus on safety are more profitable than those that do not.

The CDRA has created a Best Practices in Safety Award program to recognize those companies that have achieved a high level of safety management. But more importantly, to begin to identify a level of safety performance that will help C&D operators manage their business as a Best Practices in safety company.

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Benefits of participation in the CDRA Best Practices in Safety Awards:

  • Provides members an organized approach to analyzing and to further develop your company's safety and loss prevention programs.
  • Provides an objective method to measure your company's safety program improvement from year to year.
  • Enables you to benchmark your company's safety performance with other businesses in your industry.
  • Provides recognition for safety performance that will encourage efforts and provide customer recognition as a safe company.
  • Will help reduce frequency and severity of employee injuries and property loss.
  • Will help lower Experience Modification rates leading to insurance cost savings.

Award Information for the CDRA Best Practices Safety Awards
Purpose: to promote Best Practices in safety and risk management with CDRA member companies.

Criteria Level 3 (Gold) Level 2 (Silver) Level 1 (Participant recognition)
14 Key Safety Components Total score 96-109 Total score 75-95 Total score below 75

 

Award Criteria

  • 14 Criteria will be used to evaluate key safety policies & activities related to C&D safety management.

  • Each item will carry a weighted score and a minimum score will be established for the award.  Fill out form or download application above.
Application Process
  • Complete Self-Evaluation
  • Download and email the scoring worksheet to info@cdrecycling.org or fill it out online.
  • Questions? Contact:
    John Schumacher
    CDRA Risk Management Committee Chair
    847.463.7224 
    jschumacher@assuranceagency.com 
  • Application deadline: 12/31/2017

 

Award Levels

  • Level 3 (Gold) represents members with a formalized safety management program sustaining low injury/incident rates. This would be represented with a score or 96-109. Gold level award recipients will retain their certification level for 3 years and will require recertification after that time.

  • Level 2 (Silver) represents members with a formalized safety management program with some key safety management areas for remaining achievement. This would be represented with a score of 75-95.

  • Level 1 (Participant) represents members who are beginning to implement a formalized safety program. Participation in this award program will provide specific goals for improvement. This would be represented with a score below 75.

 Additional Information

  • Cost: No Fee
  • Award recipients will be recognized at the Annual Meeting of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association: C&D World on February 11 - 13, 2018 in Nashville, TN.
  • Awards
    - Gold: large plaque
    - Silver: small plaque
    - Participant: paper certificate

 

14 Safety Criteria for CDRA Best Practices Safety Awards

The 14 Key Components of effective safety management activities are listed below.  Each component contains columns that describe 3 or 4 levels of engagement.  Select the column that BEST describes your company’s safety activities in this category. Fill out the application/scoring worksheet after you have reviewed the criteria.

Note- each scoring column describes activities that your company is currently doing.  In order to claim a specific category score, your company would be engaged in all activities listed in that column.


A. Written Safety Programs
Written safety policies for your operations including the following specific policies:

Score: 15 points 10 points 4 points 0 points
  • Safety Policy Statement
  • Defined safety responsibilities
  • Safety Rules
  • Self-Inspection Program
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Hazard Communication/GHS
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Fire Protection Policies
  • Return to Work Program
  • Substance Abuse Policy
  • Personal Protective Equipment Policy
  • Incident/Accident Investigation Policy
  • Defined safety responsibilities
  • Safety Rules
  • Self-Inspection Program
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Substance Abuse Policy
  • Incident/Accident Investigation Policy
  • Employee handbook is in place with general safety rules not specific to the operations.

 

  • No written safety policies in place.

 

B. OSHA 300 Logs

5 points 3 points 0 points
  • 5 years of OSHA 300 Logs are maintained.
  • 300A forms are posted every year.
  • 301 Forms are utilized for injury investigation and maintained on file.
  • 3 years of OSHA Logs are maintained.
  • 300A forms are posted each year.
  • No OSHA 300 Logs are maintained.

 

C. Safety Committee Activity

8 points 6 points 3 points 0 points
  • A safety committee meets at least quarterly.
  • A written agenda is followed and meeting minutes are maintained.
  • A member of management team participates in the meeting.
  • The safety committee includes members from each primary operation of the company.
  • The safety committee reviews all injuries, crashes or accidents.
  • A safety committee meets at least 3 times annually.
  • Meeting minutes are maintained.
  • A member of management receives and reviews a copy of the meeting minutes.
  • An informal safety committee exists and meets 2 times annually.
  • Meeting minutes are not maintained but an agenda is followed.
  • No safety committee is in place.

 

D. Incident Investigation

10 points 7 points 3 points 0 points
  • Supervisors have received training on incident investigation procedures.
  • A specific investigation format is used that includes:
    • Supervisor Form
    • Employee Form
    • Witness Form
  • Follow up for corrective action is completed and documented
  • "Lessons learned" discussion is shared with employees.
  • Management reviews all incident investigations.
  • Supervisors have basic knowledge and instruction on incident investigation procedures.
  • Incident investigation forms are used and completed by supervisor.
  • Management reviews all incident investigations.
  • Incidents are reported and investigated by a supervisor or member of management.
  • Incident investigation forms are used and completed by supervisor.
  • No incident investigation policy is in place.

 

E. Employee Safety Training

12 points 9 points 4 points 0 points
  • An annual safety training plan is in place based on assessment of hazards and OSHA required topics.
  • All training is documented with date, topic, trainer and attendees.
  • Key topics are covered including:
    • Lock out
    • PPE use
    • Emergency evacuation
    • Hazard Identification for the location
  • No annual training plan in place
  • All training is documented with date, topic, trainer and attendees.
  • Key topics are covered including:
    • Lock out
    • PPE use
    • Emergency evacuation
    • Hazard Identification for the location.
  • Informal on the job training is completed.
  • No established training agenda.
  • Training is not documented.
  • No formal safety training is provided.

 

F. Safety Orientation

6 points 4 points 2 points 0 points
  • A formal safety orientation process is in place for all newly hired personnel identifying timing of training and specifies who is responsible to complete and time frame.
  • Training is documented.
  • Safety orientation is provided for all temporary staffed personnel.
  • Topics covered include:
    • Safety policy statement
    • Safety rules
    • PPE requirements
    • Hazard identification
  • Process is not formalized but newly hired employees received training.
  • Safety orientation is provided for all temporary staffed personnel.
  • Topics covered include:
    • Safety policy statement
    • Safety rules
    • PPE requirements
    • Hazard Identification
  •  No formalized process or specific topic/agenda is used.
  • New employees received on the job training by an experienced co-worker.
  • No safety orientation program is in place

 

G. Personal Protective Equipment Use

10 points 7 points 3 points 0 points
  • A PPE Hazard assessment has been completed and copy maintained in safety documents.
  • PPE used includes:
    • Safety glasses
    • Hard hat
    • High visibility vest
    • Protective toe footwear
    • Gloves
    • Hearing protection/respirators if required
  • Employees have received documented training on proper use of PPE.
  • A policy is in place requiring use of PPE.
  • PPE used includes:
    • Safety glasses
    • Hard hat
    • High visibility vest
    • Protective toe footwear
    • Gloves
    • Hearing protection/respirators if required.
  • Employees have received documented training on proper use of PPE.
  • No PPE policies in writing but some PPE is required.
  • No policy on PPE-optional use by employees.

 

H. Safety Inspection Program

8 points 5 points 2 points 0 points
  • Documented inspections of facility are completed at least 2 times per month.
  • Specific personnel are assigned responsibility.
  • Corrective action is followed up and documented.
  • Monthly documented inspections of facility are completed.
  • Specific personnel are assigned responsibility.
  • Corrective action is followed up and documented.
  • Periodic safety inspections are completed.
  • Inspections are not documented.
  • No safety inspection activity is completed.

 

I. Fire Protection Program

6 points 4 points 2 points 0 points
  • Automatic sprinkler systems are inspected by contractor at least annually.
  • Fire extinguishers are inspected by contractor annually.
  • Fire extinguishers are inspected monthly by assigned personnel.
  • Hot work permits are required for any cutting or welding.
  • A fire response team is in place and has received training.
  • Automatic sprinkler systems are inspected by contractor at least annually.
  • Fire extinguishers are inspected by contractor annually.
  • Fire extinguishers are inspected monthly by assigned personnel.
  • Hot work permits are required for any cutting or welding.
  • Automatic sprinkler systems are inspected by contractor at least annually.
  • Fire extinguishers are inspected by contractor annually.
  • No formal efforts are in place for fire protection.

 

J. Substance Abuse Program

6 points 4 points 2 points 0 points
  • Employee policy statement contains strict rules regarding drug or alcohol use.
  • Drug/alcohol testing for pre-hire, post accident and reasonable suspicion.
  • An employee assistance program is in place.
  • Company has statement in employee handbook about substance abuse.
  • A post accident drug/alcohol testing policy is followed.
  • Company has statement in employee handbook about substance abuse.
  • No testing is completed.
  • Company has no policy regarding substance abuse.

 

K. Industrial Hygiene - Air Monitoring

5 points 3 points 2 points 0 points
  • Air quality testing has been completed in the past 2 years by a qualified third party.
  • Testing has been repeated base on any primary operational changes.
  • Testing has been completed in various seasons based on ability to use dust suppression equipment (i.e., during winter and summer).
  • Results are used to determine PPE requirements.
  • Results are shared with affected employees.
  • Air quality testing has been completed in past 2 years by a qualified third party.
  • Testing has been completed in various seasons based on ability to use dust suppression equipment (i.e., during winter and summer).
  • Results are used to determine PPE requirements.
  • Air testing has been completed in the past 5 years.
  • Retesting has not been completed
  • No air quality tests have been completed.

 

L. Industrial Hygiene - Noise Monitoring

5 points 3 points 2 points 0 points
  • Noise level testing has been completed in past 2 years by a qualified third party.
  • Testing has been repeated based on any primary operational changes.
  • Results are used to determine PPE requirements.
  • Results are shared with affected employees. 
  • Noise level testing has been completed in past 2 years by a qualified third party.
  • Results are used to determine PPE requirements.
  • Noise level testing has been completed in the past 5 years.
  • Retesting has not been completed.
  • No noise level test have been completed.

 

M. Lock Out Program

8 points 6 points 2 points 0 points
  • Written lock out procedures are in place identifying Authorized lockout persons by name.
  • Equipment specific procedures are in place and posted on each piece of equipment.
  • Only Lock Out specific locks are used to secure equipment.
  • All lock out procedures are documented.
  • Documented lockout observations are completed at least 4 times per year.
  • Written lock out procedures are in place identifying Authorized lockout persons by name.
  • Equipment specific procedure are in place and posted on each piece of equipment.
  • Only Lock Out specific locks are used to secure equipment.
  • Written lock out procedures are in place but do not include equipment specific procedures.
  • No formal lock out procedures are used.

 

N. Experience Modification Factor
The EMF number is related to your workers' compensation insurance. Your insurance broker can obtain this information for you.

5 points 3 points 1 points 0 points
  • Experience Modification Factor is .85 or lower.
  • Experience Modification Factor is .95 or lower.
  • Experience Modification Factor is 1.05 or lower.
  • Experience Modification Factor is above 1.05.