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The American Fire Sprinkler Association launched its newest free member resource, the AFSA online Safety Portal. Developed by the AFSA Safety & Insurance Committee in partnership with Blue River Underwriters, an AFSA-endorsed insurance partner, the Safety Portal is a customized safety portal built with the specific needs of fire sprinkler contractors in mind.
“AFSA is excited to launch this brand-new benefit for our members,” said Bradley Elliott, AFSA director of member services. “In addition to AFSA’s Toolbox Talks, there is a wealth of resources from state and national organizations as well as governmental entities. This includes best practices, bulletins, employee handouts, employer programs, infographics, sample forms, and much more. The goal is for this portal to be a one-stop shop for our member’s safety needs.”
With more than 1,000 resources and references, The Safety Portal aims to address some of the key issues in construction safety today, such as electrical safety, ladder safety, loss control, personal protection, and vehicle safety.
“The AFSA Safety Portal provides an easy way for our members to get information on accident prevention and safety practices,” said Safety & Insurance Committee Chair Paul DeLorie, Hampshire Fire Protection, Londonderry, N.H. “Members can use this free tool to supplement their company safety program and have a ready resource for researching and implementing the best practices that ensure safe work environments and prevent claims. I especially like the downloadable Tool Box Talks and the ready links to various safety resources.”
This new member-only website proactively delivers the accident-prevention and safety-related information members need to educate their staff, help prevent claims, and create a safe work environment. In addition to expanding upon AFSA’s popular Toolbox Talks, a weekly safety series custom tailored for the fire sprinkler industry, the Safety Portal also provides a wealth of practical resources from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Labor, the Center for Construction Research and Training, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, the National Safety Council, and many others.