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JLC • NEW ENGLAND EDITION • JULY 1995 JLC • NEW ENGLAND EDITION • APRIL 1995/0 Starting a Safety Program by Al Bredenberg If you think safety planning is a waste of time, think again. Companies with effective safety programs have less employee turnover, lower insurance costs, and fewer problems with OSHA. Your safety plan has to be customized for your company. But here are a few tips on setting one up. Identify the Risks A 1992 study showed that 90% of construction fatalities come down to four basic causes: • Falling • Getting struck by something • Getting caught in or between things, including cave-ins • Getting electrocuted Look over your operation with an eye for these four