Safety & Training

Technician Training & Certifications

ESNJ’s employees are our #1 asset.  There’s not a close second.  Our Technicians are Trained in Safety First, Storm Response, Water Damage Cleanup, Mold Remediation, Fire & Smoke Remediation, Hazardous Waste Operations and Infectious Control Risk Assessment.  Readiness is our most important goal and we train and work endlessly to ensure that when called upon, we send only the best!

Certifications Include but are not limited to:

• OSHA 10, 30,
• OSHA 40 HR Hazwoper
• OSHA Confined Space
• OSHA Blood Bourne Pathogens & Ebola
• Lead Safety Protocols
• Lock Out/ Tag Out
• Respiratory Fit Testing A & B
• IICRC WRT (Water Restoration Technician)
• IICRC ASD (Advanced Structural Drying)
• IICRC AMRT (Advanced Microbial Remediation)
• IICRC FSRT (Fire & Smoke Restoration)
• NYS Mold Abatement Supervisor
• NYS Mold Assessor
• ICRA (Infection Control Risk Assessment)

Corporate Safety

Safety begins at the top level of any operation.  ESNJ ownership and management has cultivated a “culture of safety” as one of the pillars of our core value system. Our corporate manual is custom written to not only be informative, but also to be applicable in the field and enforce accountability to internal management, employees, and subcontractors.  All employees and subcontractors are indoctrinated and held accountable to the standard of the ESNJ approach to safety.  All employees and subcontractors are empowered to stop work-flow processes at any time that they feel safety is an issue.

ESNJ has an active “Safety Committee Program”.  The committee meets monthly, performing essential monitoring, educational, investigative, and evaluative tasks.

Hazard Communication Program ESNJ has compiled and implemented a thorough hazard communication program complete with specific directives for management, training checklists, and training acknowledgement forms for employees and subcontractors.

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“Safety is so much more than Established Procedures and Processes. It is a State of Mind and Set of Standards that we Focus on with our Personnel, our Clients, the Property and the Environment.”

PRE TASK PLANNING PHASE: Completed pre-commencement of all projects.

  1. Site Specific Safety Plan / Evaluation Prior to commencement of work, a ESNJ safety professional visits the site, reviews scope of tasks to be performed, equipment to be used, and work area hazardous substances/chemicals that may be present from beginning to completion of project. He/she then formulates a detailed, comprehensive site specific safety plan including, but not limited to, the following information: Full Site Background, Aerial Site Views, and Closest Emergency Medical Locations – Onsite and Offsite Emergency Contacts – Emergency Evacuation Plan/Escape Procedures and Route/ Employee Accountability – Major Tasks Identification and Hazard Evaluation Forms – Pre Task Safety Plan – Hazard Control Measures – Written Hazard Assessment per the Work Activity Sequence – Work Activity Equipment Lists w/ Inspection and Training Requirements – Personal Protective Equipment Plan and Training meeting Record – Task Respiratory Plan – Hearing Protection Needs – Site Specific Employee/Subcontractor Training Verification – Pre Emergency Planning – Work Area Hazardous Substance List including Chemical/Serial#/Vendor/MSDS Info –

PROJECT SAFETY CONTROLS: Implemented throughout the project.

  1. Site Specific Safety Training & ProgramsESNJ management is required to keep an ongoing jobsite observation record of safety for both employees and subcontractors. Daily safety “tailgate” meetings are administered and documented, covering both general safety guidelines and specific safety guidelines depending on the scheduled tasks for that day. Other forms of documentation are used throughout, including but not limited to, the following: Safe Work Observation Forms – Construction Inspection Forms – Equipment Inspection Forms- Ongoing Health and Safety Assessment Checklists covering the following: Hand and Power Tools, Earth Moving Equipment, Concrete and Masonry, Aerial Lifts and Ladders – Daily PPE Safety Inspection and Enforcement following OSHA Inspection Procedures – Ongoing Site Plan Evaluation and Updates as needed –
  2. Incident Reporting & Safety Documentation – As listed above, all aspects of the ESNJ safety program are documented in writing beginning with our corporate safety manual. All training, both in-house and site specific, all evaluation & assessments, and any disciplinary or corrective action taken is written to create a permanent safety record for ESNJ in the event of a safety incident, including a near miss or injury, the incident is thoroughly documented and investigated via Supervisor, Employee, and Third Party Witness Statements. The Supervisor’s Investigation Form is then used to produce a sequence of all pertinent facts in a time-table format so that a Root Cause Analysis Flowchart can be applied. The Root Cause Analysis Flowchart is then used to adjust safety protocol if the cause is applicable to correction and is used as a teaching tool to prevent re-occurrence if the cause is applicable as a teaching preventative tool.
  3. Sub-Contractor and Employee Safety Requirements – ESNJ requires its Sub-Contractors and Employees to actively participate in the project Health and Safety Program equally and attend all required safety meetings. Sub-Contractors must also have their own internal safety policy that meets OSHA standards pertinent to their field of work, as well as all meet all applicable insurance coverage required. Sub-Contractors and Employees are monitored by ESNJ management via the Project Safety Control documentation. If non-compliance or unsafe conditions are observed, Sub-Contractors and Employees are sited in writing for the offense, and affected work is stopped until adequate corrective measures are implemented. If repeat non-compliance is observed, the Sub-Contractor or Employee is removed from the project. `