Federal and State of Iowa law require that each employer furnish to each employee employment and a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or physical harm and to comply with occupational safety and health standards. An effective safety and health program includes four main elements: management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control and safety and health training.
It is the policy of Iowa’s Cooperatives to strive for the safest possible performance on each of our work sites. In keeping with that policy and the goal of prevention of all injuries and death the following comprehensive safety and loss-control program has been developed to meet the requirements of OSHA and the Rural Electric Safety Accreditation Program (RESAP). This Model Safety Program represents a wealth of practical experience tested in the safety-conscious environment over many years. Implementing these procedures will protect the well-being of our employees and Iowa’s Cooperative’s resources from any harm or financial loss caused by accidents.