PHCC members can access safety program tool

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Falls Church, Va. — Thanks to PHCC Corporate Partner Federated Insurance, members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) now have access to customizable tools to start building a company safety program.

The “Management Commitment and Employee Involvement” safety resources—accessible at—offer guidelines, training, checklists, logs and other valuable resources related to hazard prevention and control, safety and health planning, and other construction-specific safety topics (such as eye protection, electrical and tool safety, material handling, etc.). In addition, a section on workplace analysis offers employers forms and reports on construction site inspections, vehicle accident reporting, risk tolerance and more.

“PHCC members can customize these basics of a safety program to begin building a company program that fits their needs,” says PHCC President Laurie Crigler. “Not only will this formalized process help them comply with laws and regulations, it also sends a positive message to their employees that ‘we’re a culture that cares about our employees, and here’s how we do it.’ “

Recognizing that industry segments may not have the same safety requirements as others, Federated developed the resources to be modified and adapted for an individual contractor’s needs. “This sample introductory program, extracted from a comprehensive safety program available to Federated clients, is a great starting point,” says Dave Szymanski, First Vice President and Director of Association Risk Management Services for Federated Insurance. “January 2018 marked the 30th anniversary of our partnership with PHCC—perfect timing to provide this complimentary safety resource to these professional p-h-c contractors who are dedicated to the safety of society and their employees.”

The PHCC Insurance, Safety & Risk Management Committee was a resource during the development of this new PHCC member benefit. “This offering is another example of the teamwork between our two organizations,” says committee member Nathan S. Oland, Federated Senior National Account Executive. “PHCC’s Insurance, Safety & Risk Management Committee does a great job of prioritizing our partnership resources based on the needs of their members.”

For additional information, contractors can connect with Federated Insurance by using the “Locate Your Representative” on the company’s home page or by calling Federated’s Client Contact Center at 888-333-4949.

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