Company

Vertex Safety & Risk was founded and is managed and operated by safety and risk professionals with over 30 years experience in commercial, residential high rise, infrastructure, and industrial construction. Our staff and leadership maintain the skills and qualifications to carry out our clients' objectives. State Licensed / DOB Site Safety Managers, Certified Safety Professionals (CSP), Construction Safety and Health Technicians (CHST), Associate Risk Managers (ARM), and EM385 Certifications are just some of our diverse organizational capabilities. Vertex Safety & Risk differentiates itself from others by defining the value of our organization by our clients' ability to obtain their desired results.


Services

Vertex Safety & Risk is your one stop shop for all of your health, safety, and risk management needs. The services we are able to offer you include but are not necessarially limited to the following:


New York City Department of Buildings (NYCDOB) Construction Project Safety Staffing

Having safety professionals licensed by the NYCDOB is a requirement on many construction projects in New York City. Vertex Safety & Risk can provide the required staffing for these projects including:

  • NYCDOB Licensed Site Safety Managers
  • Required on new construction or demolition sites 15 stories and above or 100,000 square feet or greater

  • NYCDOB Licensed Site Safety Coordinators
  • Required on new buildings 10 to 14 stories under construction or demolition

  • FDNY Construction Site Fire Safety Managers (CSFSM S-56)
  • Required on any construction site where a Site Safety Manager or Site Safety Coordinator is required



  • Field Risk Audits

    Vertex Safety & Risk is well-equipped to help employers across all industries remain in compliance with the requirements of various insurance companies, owners, and municipalities.

  • Well-trained, seasoned safety and risk management professionals on staff

  • Objectively assess client’s risk of insurability

  • Detailed written reports with pictures provided
  • Routine / programmed inspections also available
  • OSHA preparedness / checkup for high-risk / high-probability industries



  • Technical Writing Services for Safety and Risk Management

    Vertex Safety & Risk has a strong team of technical writers on staff that will be able to provide you with all of your safety plan and documentation needs, both in physical and interactive digital formats.

  • Health and Safety Plans (HASPs)
  • Corporate
  • Site-Specific

  • Forms, Checklist, and Reporting documents

  • Structured Plans that meet OSHA and other Regulatory Agency / Client requirements

  • Emergency Action Plan development

  • Injury Management Program development
  • Procedures and paperwork
  • Establish Occupational Clinics

  • Field Pocket Guides with QR shortcuts to helpful mobile apps

  • Development of behavior-based initiatives to improve compliance and reduce injuries
  • OSHA-approved Incentive Programs



  • Incident Management and Investigation Services

    Did one of your employees suffer an injury in the workplace? Let us help guide you through the process to ensure minimal loss.

    In the aftermath, we are there for you every step of the way to conduct a detailed analysis of what went wrong and what can be done in the future to ensure the same incident does not occur again. This service also includes generation of an Incident Trend Analysis Report and review.

  • Veteran incident investigators on staff

  • Objective analysis of incident / injury

  • Root cause analysis

  • Development and implementation of future preventive measures / lessons learned

  • Establishment of local occupational clinics to reduce the risk of Lost Time Recordable Incidents (OSHA)



  • OSHA Compliance

    Compliance with OSHA can be a daunting task for employers, especially after a surprise or programmed OSHA inspection. Vertex Safety & Risk has all of the tools to be able to help you deal with any OSHA violations you may have received, an can also put you in the best possible position to avoid receiving fines in the future.

  • OSHA Violation Resolution
  • Action Plan Development
  • Work with OSHA to reduce fines on employer's behalf

  • Respiratory Protection Programs
  • Fit Testing
  • Guidance for Medical Surveillance



  • NAICS / NYCIRB Class Code + EMR Review

    Many employers are incorrectly classified and pay a higher Workers’ Comp Insurance rate as a result. Other companies have an incorrectly assigned EMR based on a variety of different factors causing them to pay higher Worker’s Comp premiums. Start getting your money back from previous overpayments by going with Vertex Safety & Risk's tried and true recovery methods which include the following:

  • Investigation of current code / classification / mod rating

  • Generation of supporting documents used for appeals

  • Professional representation for employers at appeal hearing



  • Training

    Vertex Safety & Risk offers a wide variety of training services that are capable of being entirely customized to fit your needs. The courses we are able to provide include but are not limited to the following:

  • OSHA Training
  • 10-hour Outreach Training
  • 30-hour Outreach Training

  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) / HAZMAT Training
  • 40-hour Hazardous Waste Worker Training
  • Annual 8-hour Refresher Training
  • 24-hour Emergency Response Technician Training
  • 8-hour Incident Commander Training
  • 8-hour Hazardous Waste Supervisor Training

  • New York State Workplace Sexual Harassment Training

  • Workplace Violence / Active Shooter Training

  • First Aid / CPR / AED Training (Adult, Child, Infant)

  • ICR 59 Workplace Safety & Loss Prevention Program Training



  • ICR 59 – NYSDOL Compulsory Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Program

    With ICR 59, Vertex Safety & Risk will provide you with a NYSDOL Certified Safety Consultant who will help you through every step of the process to ensure your compliance and that you meet all mandatory guidelines. The service includes:

  • Drafting letters to be sent to client's Workers' Comp carrier and the NYSDOL

  • In-person safety inspection of client's facility

  • Review of client's safety documentation

  • Generation of 21-page report to be delivered to the NYSDOL

  • Available to work with clients after the report on any outstanding items (6-month window)

  • Capable of performing ICR 59 follow-up service on Workers' Comp Carrier's behalf



  • Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Program (WSLPLP) Development

    A comprehensive Safety and Loss Prevention Program is required by the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) as part of ICR 59, does your firm have one?

    If not, trust our experience professionals with the task of developing one for you to ensure your full compliance with ICR 59. We will write a Program specific to your firm and provide you with the necessary materials to ensure your compliance.

    We can even train all of your employees on this very important document to ensure their understanding and ensure you are not fined by your insurance carrier for non-compliance.




    ICR 60 – NYSDOL Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Incentive Program

    Once you’ve conquered the ICR 59 process, why not have NYS start paying you back for a change?

    With ICR 60, Vertex Safety & Risk will provide you with a NYSDOL Certified Safety Specialist who can help you through the application process and help you save up to 10% on your Workers’ Compensation Premiums going forward.

    The first step is seeing if you qualify, so contact us today to start putting some money back into your pocket.

    Some notes on ICR 60:

  • Vertex Safety & Risk has NYSDOL Certified Safety (CSS), Drug & Alcohol Prevention (DAPP), and Return to Work (RTW) Program Specialists on staff

  • Companies with an EMR of 1.30 or less and a comprehensive Safety Program, Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program, and / or Return to Work Program can qualify for up to a 10% annual reduction on their Workers' Comp policy premium

  • We work with employers to develop the necessary documentation for them in addition to helping them apply for the credit



  • Risk Management

    Vertex Safety & Risk is proud to offer a wide array of Risk Management services including by not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Risk Management Program Audit
  • We offer a Risk Management Program Audit covering exposures, insurance policies, and any non-insurance techniques. Where appropriate, we recommend modifications or additional coverages for specific exposure or gaps in coverage. We also seek corrections and improvements where necessary.

  • Environmental Exposure Protection
  • We identify and evaluate the Client’s environmental exposures and recommend insurance programs.

  • Resource Procurement
  • We produce outsourced or on-site needs of the Client’s Risk Management Department by creating, outsourcing, or supplementing its own.

  • Loss Control / Prevention
  • We analyze loss control and prevention recommendations to assist the Client in reducing both the magnitude and frequency of claims.

  • Language Analysis
  • We are fluent in the language of insurance and provide the Client and its counsel with an insurance contract, lease, and indemnification language analysis to decrease the Client’s risk of loss, as well as designing and implementing a certificate of insurance program.


  • Affiliates

    The staff at Vertex Safety & Risk are proud to hold credentials from or be members of the most reknowned and respected safety organizations in the world. Learn more about them by reading below:


    BCSP Board of Certified Safety Professionals


    The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) began in 1969 as a peer certification board. It is not a member organization and does not provide services usually offered by member organizations. Membership in any organization is not a requirement for certification.

    Its sole purpose is to certify practitioners in the safety profession. Safety professionals identify hazards and evaluate them for the potential to cause injury or illness to people or harm of property and the environment. The safety professional recommends administrative and engineering controls that eliminate or minimize the risk and danger posed by hazards. They work with professionals in other disciplines in many different job settings. They work for companies, government agencies and private organizations or offer individual professional services. They may engage in design, planning, program management, training, audit and other aspects of practice. Additionally, they apply hazard recognition, evaluation and control knowledge and skills for equipment, systems, facilities and processes, or in operations, manufacturing, transportation, construction, insurance services and other enterprises.

    The value of the safety certification continues to grow. In the U.S., numerous laws, regulations and standards cite it. More importantly, many companies include it in position standards, government agencies rely on it and contracts for safety services require it.

    Courtesy: www.bcsp.org





    ASSP American Society of Safety Professionals


    Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is the world’s oldest professional safety society. ASSP promotes the expertise, leadership and commitment of its members, while providing them with professional development, advocacy and standards development. It also sets the occupational safety, health and environmental community’s standards for excellence and ethics.

    Courtesy: www.assp.org





    NSC National Safety Council


    Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council relies on research to determine optimal solutions to safety issues. Its educational efforts aim to change behaviors by building awareness, providing training and sharing best practices. The National Safety Council is committed to helping its members and the public prevent unintentional injuries and deaths by providing knowledge and resources that enable them to reduce risks, engage employees, measure progress and continuously improve their safety management systems.

    Courtesy: www.nsc.org





    NFPA National Fire Protection Association


    Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

    Courtesy: www.nfpa.org





    ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists


    For over 75 years, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) has been respected for its dedication to the industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety communities. We have grown and expanded without losing sight of our original goal – to encourage the interchange of experience among industrial hygiene workers and to collect and make accessible such information and data as might be of aid to them in the proper fulfillment of their duties. This original goal is reflected in both our current mission – the advancement of occupational and environmental health – and in our tagline: Defining the Science of Occupational and Environmental Health.

    This scientific information and data are provided to members and others in the industry through ACGIH and American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)'s monthly peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), and our professional conferences and seminars, as well as through our vast list of technical and scientific publications, including the renowned TLVs® and BEIs® book.

    Courtesy: www.acgih.org





    AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association


    Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to achieving and maintaining the highest professional standards for its members. More than half of the nearly 10,000 members are certified industrial hygienists (CIHs), and many hold other professional designations. AIHA administers comprehensive education programs that keep occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals current in the field of industrial hygiene.

    ​AIHA is one of the largest international associations serving OEHS professionals practicing industrial hygiene and is a resource for those in large corporations, small businesses and who work independently as consultants.

    Courtesy: www.aiha.org



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