International Door & Operator Industry

SEP-OCT 2018

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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V O L U M E 5 1 I S S U E 4 A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 64 64 International Door & Operator Industry™ ASSOCIATIONNEWS If you want additional information about the advantages of the IDAssurance Program or have general insurance questions, please contact Andrew Stergiou at 212-603-0321 (astergiou@alliant.com). Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is the consulting broker for the IDAssurance Program, is one of the largest and most experienced insurance and surety bond brokerage firms in the country. ADVANTAGES OF THE IDASSURANCE PROGRAM Questions? Please do not hesitate to call Andrew Stergiou at 212-603-0321 astergiou@alliant.com • General Liability, Automobile, and Workers Compensation written with AmTrust – An admitted A rated Company by AM Best • $0 deductible on the general liability, workers compensation and automobile (Except $1,000/$1,000 comp/collision deductible) on all policies • NO residential exclusion; Includes condo and tract housing work • Ability to receive certificates of insurance within 2 hours of the request via email • Policies specifically tailored for the IDA members • General liability per project with aggregate • Broad and comprehensive coverage • Completed Operations for Additional Insureds • General liability, workers compensation, and automobile liability waivers of subrogation (Blanket Waiver of Subrogation) • Primary & Non-contributory endorsement 2. Schedule safety training: Ensure that every employee has completed the safety training required for their job function, as well as the general safety and security procedures unique to your business—especially training related to power tools and any heavy machinery. This training needs to be kept up-to-date and well-documented. 3. Perform hazard assessments: You are required by OSHA to conduct a hazard analysis for each type of job performed in at your shop, as well as at jobsites. You need to know what hazards exist and what can be done to reduce their impact on employees. 4. Know the rules and guidelines: Everything you need to know about OSHA regulations is available online or by calling OSHA. But sometimes things change. Keep up with those changes by checking back with the site and making it part of your normal business review. And be sure an official OSHA poster describing employee rights is clearly displayed in your shop, breakroom, or business office. 5. Keep good records: Good records can mean the difference between an easy inspection or a difficult inspection. Keep careful records of all policies and procedures, as well as the training courses your employees have completed. Make sure employees sign their names, indicating they understand the safety policies. If you have non-English speaking employees, make sure you have documentation that proves they understood your safety training. Have all documents (training records, workers' compensation files, insurance information, third-party risk assessment, personnel files, etc.) available for the OSHA inspector to review. 6. Prepare an inspection kit: When an inspection happens, you might be caught off-guard. That's why is a good idea to have a few things set aside in an inspection kit to make the inspection easier on you. Your kit should include a pen and notebook, a digital camera capable of taking video, measuring tools and a flashlight. Your kit will allow you to follow the inspector and document their time at your shop. This will make it easier to remember exactly what happened during the inspection, especially if you are not present for part or all of it. If you're not onsite, have a manager or designated point person follow the around. Continued from page 63

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