- Conduct safety inspections.
- Employers should conduct safety inspections to identify any existing hazards that should be corrected.
- Inspections can be conducted by internal staff or an outside agency.
- Buildings, grounds, equipment, machinery, work practices and conditions should all be inspected.
- Document inspections at least semiannually.
- Inspectors should document the results and maintain records.
- Employers also need to implement a follow-up system for inspection recommendations to ensure that action is taken to remedy any deficiencies.
- Identify risks associated with your entity’s summer special events.
- Develop a policy for all special events.
- Request a certificate of insurance from all vendors.
- Allow experienced third-party vendors to handle all alcohol sales.
- Become familiar with what is covered and what activities are excluded from your liability policy.
- Inspect facilities and sites for hazards and make sure all facilities are handicap-accessible.
- Establish an emergency evacuation plan and train all staff and volunteers.
- Obtain waivers or pre-event releases from individuals participating in any sporting or participatory event, such as marathons, bike races and parades.
- Refer to SC Code Section 23-31-520(a) for legal information on restricting the open carry of a firearm during organized events.
- Provide defensive driver training for employees.
- Drivers should protect themselves and others when operating a vehicle.
- To minimize collisions, drivers should be aware of these behaviors:
- Yielding the right of way
- Driving left of center
- Following too closely
- Review disaster recovery plans and procedures
- City and town leaders should designate one individual to be in charge of the municipality's entire emergency management.
- Disaster recovery planning should involve developing an emergency action plan focusing on preparedness and a business continuity plan to help restart operations after an emergency.
- Review emergency preparedness plans/drills.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard 29 CFR 1910.38 details the requirements for an emergency action plan.
- The plan can be used for inclement weather, fire, flood, bomb threats or violence in the workplace.
- The document should be stored at the workplace and available for employees to review.
- All employees should be trained on how to report emergencies and specific individuals should be trained to supervise and coordinate evacuation drills.
- The plan should be reviewed regularly and updated as needed.