Most funeral homes do not have an extra $45,000 in their bank account should an employee’s puncture wound in the prep room lead to an OSHA citation – much less the hit it could take due to worker’s compensation claims and productivity loss if the employee has to miss work due to their injury. NFDA’s Endorsed Provider for OSHA services, Certified Safety Training (CST), offers three customizable OSHA compliance tools to help funeral homes ensure they are complying with OSHA safety regulations and protecting their staff.
CST is the leader in OSHA compliance for funeral homes. Backed by more than 30 years of industry experience and Certified Safety Professionals, CST matches industry expertise with customizable programming to make sure that customers have the highest-quality safety programs, plans, training, and advice. From bloodborne pathogens to hazard communications to personal protective equipment to dozens of other topics, CST’s Certified Safety Professionals have successfully helped thousands of employees work safer and smarter.
Customized OSHA Compliance Tools
Ensuring health safety guidelines and procedures are documented and available to all funeral home staff is a vital first step in protecting employees. CST offers a customized Funeral Home and Cemetery OSHA Manual that covers the regulations that apply to the business.
After completing a short questionnaire about their business, CST will create a custom manual that funeral home owners and managers can share with their staff. The manual will cover the OSHA regulations that apply to that specific business. It will cover regulations such as bloodborne pathogen exposure, respiratory protection, spill response, confined space safety (important for crematories, freezers and cemeteries), and more.
The customized Funeral Home and Cemetery OSHA Manual is available to NFDA members for $625 and to nonmembers for $695.
CST can also develop a customized OSHA Compliance Program for Funeral Homes. This program includes custom written plans, one-year of unlimited access to online training modules, electronic safety data sheets, quarterly insights and one-hour of dedicated virtual compliance consulting.
The program covers vital OSHA requirements: emergency action and fire safety; bloodborne pathogens, hazard communications, formaldehyde exposure control, personal protective equipment, spill response and more.
The customized OSHA Compliance Program for Funeral Homes is available to NFDA members for $1,525 and to nonmembers for $1,695.
For those funeral home owners and managers who want to go the extra mile, CST offers a customized OSHA Safety Audit and In-person Training. When a funeral home purchases this program, Harrison will fly to their location to conduct an onsite inspection of the physical facility and OSHA-related records in accordance with OSHA standards. Staff will receive annual training in bloodborne pathogens, hazard communications and other topics that is required by OSHA. The funeral home owner or manager will also receive a written corrective action plan so they can resolve any issues found during the inspection.
The customized OSHA Safety Audit and In-person Training is available to NFDA members for $1,795 and to nonmembers for $2,395.
For more information or to purchase one or more of the customized OSHA compliance tools, visit the NFDA Store, www.nfda.org/Store and click on the “Consulting and Services”; you can also call your NFDA member services representative at 800-228-6332 for more information.
Just for Members: OSHA Hotline
As an exclusive benefit for NFDA members, CST staff’s association’s OSHA Hotline. The hotline, offered at no charge to members, offers immediate answers to pressing questions regarding health and safety compliance. More information about the NFDA OSHA Hotline is available online, www.nfda.org/endorsedproviders.