OSHA’s voluntary outreach training program provides training for workers and employees for recognition, avoidance and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. At A&K Painting we’re actively involved with safety training and hold our employees to a higher standard of safety.
A&K Painting’s foremen were recently recertified through the 30 hour program, while our newest foreman attained their first certification. According to Michael Hibberts, A&K Painting’s operations manager and safety director, “All of our foremen receive the 30-hour OSHA. They are certified in ladder safety, fall protection, hazcom, and areal platforms, which is why we are leaders in our industry on safety. Our foremen are responsible for safety in the field, and because we’ve received this training, we are able to recognize hazards before they can make an impact. The training has also prepared our foremen to be able to formulate a plan to complete our work while working around safety hazards. For example, on some up fit projects, some portions of the work may require fall protection which may include life lines, ladder tie off, or use of scaffolding to safely complete our job. Our foremen are also skilled at evaluating the landscape of an exterior to determine the correct means to access the substrate without endangering our employees or the property on which we must travel. We work hand-in-hand with our customers to ensure safe workplaces for all involved. We assist our general contractors by recognizing hazards on the job site which may be overlooked by the contractor and make them aware, so that they may eliminate any hazardous situations”.