Welcome to the MTA Safety Program
For more than 30 years the MTA Safety Program has been the premier telecommunications program in the Midwest. Whether you are new to our program, or have been a member for years, we hope you will find this catalog useful. Our primary goal is to help you reduce employee loss time and reduce your company’s liability exposure. The MTA Safety Program is unique because our training is tailored to the telecom industry. The MTA Safety Program is broken down into three components.
The first is our Safety Training Courses. The MTA Safety Committee works with staff to put together timely, relevant training that will help your employees work more safely. Our courses are designed to benefit all employees, everything from outside plant to front office. Training sessions usually last two hours and are taught at your location. Because of the nature of the work you do, we schedule these training classes from September through May. All of our current training courses are video recorded and available in the members only section of our website. This allows employees to make up missed courses when it is convenient for them and their employer.
The next component is our Safety Services. We take a proactive approach to reducing your liability risk. Once a year we will come into your workplace and conduct a Safety Audit. This audit consists of a wide range of services from a mock OSHA inspection to a review of DOT employee driver files, and everything in between. When the audit is complete our staff will meet with the General Manager and the lead safety contact for your company. You will be provided with a list of recommendations on things you can do to reduce your liability and increase the safety of your workplace.
The third component of the program is our Incident Investigation and Representation Services. As part of the MTA Safety Program, if you are ever visited by OSHA, we will be there to serve as a liaison during their investigation and represent your interests. In addition, should you ever have a workplace accident, our staff will come out and conduct a full investigation. We will work to determine the cause and make recommendations on how to avoid similar future incidents.
In conclusion, the MTA Safety Program will save your company time and money by coming to your location. Unlike other training that requires you to send employees to their training, the MTA Safety Consultants come to you. This minimizes employee down time and makes the training much more relevant. In addition, should you ever have a question about what safety equipment to buy or have any safety related questions, our staff is only a phone call or e-mail away. Our staff is constantly evaluating the latest trends in safety equipment and can help guide purchasing decisions so you don’t have to be the subject matter expert.
THE MTA SAFETY COMMITTEE