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Pike Consulting Group is a Leading Safety Solutions Provider for People Working in Hazardous Industries

Our team is comprised of authorized safety professionals specializing in industrial and construction safety management systems for a variety of hazardous industries.

We're helping supervisors, employees, contractors and crews understand and maintain safety compliance standards and avoid hefty citations.

Pike Consulting Group offers customized products and services to manage Environmental, Health, Safety & Fleet Management Systems Nationwide with a focus area in Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, and East Coast regions.

We use a combination of industry leading programs coupled with hands-on training and mentoring in order to create a strong behavior-based safety culture that is sustainable long term.

To better serve our customers, Pike Consulting Group has both a Construction Division and an Industrial Division with an integrated network of:

  • 6 OSHA Authorized General Industry & Construction Trainers
  • 20 Certified Field Trainers
  • 2 National Safety Council (NSC) Certified Defensive Driving Instructors
  • 300+ documented safety policies, procedures and training modules in multiple languages

 

 

Bringing years of experience as builders and contractors to our safety training programs
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Establish a sustainable safety system explicitly designed for your business that benefits both workers and management.

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We provide safety training options for employers according to OSHA Standards
INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

Industrial safety is a vital investment in the overall health of your operation and well-being of your workers.

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Pike Consulting Group provides safety training classes for city and county employees
Public Works & Municipalities SAFETY

It's considered good policy to have your Public Works & Municipalities professionals trained to at least the minimum federal standard.

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Construction Safety

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Establish a sustainable safety system explicitly designed for your commercial construction business that benefits both workers and management.

Change the way your supervisors, contractors, and crews think about safety by providing onsite, instructor-led training that's engaging and memorable. Meet your OSHA compliance obligations and have the right systems and processes in place to reduce accidents, minimize risk and optimize your productivity.

construction SAFETY Product offerings
  • Job Safety Hazard Analysis (Onsite Evaluations)
  • Required Frequent & Regular Inspections
  • Fall Protection Training
  • Ladder Safety Training
  • Forklift Training and Certifications
  • Personal Protective Equipment Training
  • Silica Protection Training
  • CPR/1st Aid
  • Safe Scaffolding Use Practices
  • Respiratory Program & Training
  • Competent Person Training

    • Fall Protection
    • Trenching & Excavation
    • Scaffolds
    • Silica Operations
    • Confined Space Entry
  • OSHA Inspection Assistance & Representation
  • OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Courses (Spanish available)
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RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Residential construction is a high-risk industry due to the exposure to work-related safety hazards and fall injuries.

The residential builder is the 2nd most cited industry group in all OSHA standards. Of the $58 million in OSHA penalties issued to construction, employers with fewer than 20 employees account for $45.6 million of the total.

Last year, primary contractors and subcontractors in Georgia accumulated over $4 million in OSHA penalties. The increased rate of citations issued in the residential construction sectors indicates OSHA has no intention of moving their focus from residential construction.

We predict in the next five years OSHA will have increased its concentration in the residential construction sector with planned monthly visits to a majority of residential construction job sites.

Pike Consulting Group provides specialized safety training and guidance for residential builders including subcontractors, installers and remodelers.

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MULTI-FAMILY CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Townhomes, condominiums, and live, work, play plazas have shown an increase in demand for metropolitan buyers who want these amenities close by.

Multi-Family construction has unique risks for everyone from Subcontractors to the General Contractors overseeing the projects.

Injury and illness rates traditionally increase when multiple trades are working simultaneously on a given job site.  The nature of Multi-Family construction work requires project managers to have many different contractors working in tight spaces creating an environment where accidents become more likely to happen.  Proper project sequencing, safety meetings, inspections, and emergency/evacuation plans are essential when overseeing these challenging projects.

Best practice for Multi-Family construction companies to mitigate health and safety risks during the project is to have a robust safety strategy woven into project planning from beginning to end.  Subcontractor’s safety programs need to be vetted at initial hire and checked for proper work performance throughout.  Accountability programs for substandard safety adherence need to be implemented to ensure compliance is a top priority.

Contact us today to learn how we can assist you in reducing risk factors facing your organization.

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Commercial CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

As light and heavy commercial construction work increases, so do job site hazards and injury risks.

Construction companies must be diligent to ensure the safest possible conditions for their workers.

Job-related injury and illness during construction are 7.1 per 100 full-time employees (considerably high compared to a 5.3 rate for all private businesses). Nearly two-thirds of construction fatalities were a result of the Focus Four hazards: caught-in or caught-between incidents, electrocution, falls, or struck-by incidents.

Increased demand has made it difficult for construction firms to find experienced and qualified workers. Inexperience can increase the risk of injury to everyone on the job site.

Accidents involving vehicles or equipment have been an additional source of construction workplace injuries.

Pike Consulting Group provides specialized safety training, site inspections, safety guidance systems and support for both light and heavy commercial construction companies.

INDUSTRIAL Safety

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Industrial safety is a vital investment in the overall health of your operation and well-being of your workers.

Adding value to our clients by using industry leading best practices to create a strong safety culture in the workplace to lower injury incident rates, OSHA fines, insurance premiums and litigation risks while improving efficiency and employee wellness.

During an initial assessment, we will identify the specific programs required to ensure compliance plus effectively mitigate risk to employees and lessen liability to employers.

Some examples of our specific programs include Fleet Management, Lean Safety, Lockout Tagout, Respiratory Protection, Silica Compliance, Forklift Programs, and Hazard Communications Training.

industrial safety Product offerings
  • Worksite Evaluations
  • Lockout Tagout
  • Machine Guarding
  • Forklift
  • Hazard Communication
  • Emergency Evacuation Plans
  • CPR / 1st Aid
  • Confined Space
  • Power Tool Safety
  • Hot work
  • Fall Protection
  • Silica
  • OSHA 300 Log
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Job Safety and Hazard Assessments
  • Site Safety Risk Assessments
  • Ergonomic Evaluations
  • COVID 19
  • OSHA Inspection Assistance & Representation
  • OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Courses (Spanish available)
CRITICAL CHALLENGES FOR INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYERS
  • Today’s business environment is challenging with the focus on striving to meet customer demands while managing continuously changing government compliance regulations along with high litigation risks.
  • Often companies hire an internal safety manager to handle the enormous responsibility only to learn that this task is overwhelming for one person to handle.
  • What is the best solution? Hire more safety personnel, or outsource to a well-established company with a team of safety professionals?
  • A multi-focused approach is essential when managing risk, keeping up with regulatory changes and creating a strong safety culture. 
  • Pike’s proven solution uses industry leading techniques, hands-on training, mentoring, and employee performance as key elements in generating an effective and sustainable safety program.
MAJOR FINANCIAL RISKS TO INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES
Services Offered Include:
  • Free Initial Assessment to identify compliance issues, employee risks and review the specific goals of an organization
  • Development of a tailored Environmental, Health & Safety System that achieves OSHA compliance and drives an engaged workforce to create a strong, sustainable safety culture
  • Full suite of over 300 training modules in multiple languages for managers, employees, temporary and subcontract workers. Program offers hands-on training as well as individual coaching, mentoring and formal audits
  • Comprehensive Fleet Management and Training programs designed to reduce accidents, vehicle damage, litigation claims and insurance premiums
  • Hands-On training and certification modules including Forklift operations, Equipment Lockout/Tagout, Silica dust control, OSHA 300 Logs, Hazardous communications, Emergency Evacuations, Machine Guarding, Fall Protection, Defensive & Distractive Driver, Fleet vehicle inspections, Fleet accident reporting and many others
Ongoing Safety Culture Management:
  • New employee and initial safety training
  • Regular and frequent supplemental training utilizing coaching events, tool box and dock talks plus routine reviews with supervisors and management
  • Recertification and job-specific training required at specific intervals (Forklift certifications, Lockout/Tagout annual training, Respiratory Program training/fit testing)
  • Management and Employee performance assessments and recommendations for corrective actions
  • Perform Safety Stand Downs to draw attention to a specific hazard and ways to mitigate
  • Implement Industry leading best practices including Lean Safety, behavior-based safety techniques, safety committee engagement, formal audits and employee performance reviews
FIVE AREAS THAT REQUIRE RECURRING CERTIFICATION OR TRAINING:
1) Forklift

Operators must be licensed before operating and re-certified every 3 years.

2) Lockout Tagout (LOTO)

Employees must receiveinitial training on LOTO procedures. Refresher training along with a LOTO process review must be conducted annually thereafter.

3) Respiratory Protection

Employers must ensurethe following are performed and documented priorto an employee wearing a mask:

  • Training
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Fit Test
4) Respiratory MONITORING

Ongoing respiratory monitoring is required:

  • Fit tests must be performed annually
  • Employees required to wear a mask more than 30 days in a year must have a Medical Review performed every 3 years
5) HEARING CONSERVATION & PROTECTION PROGRAM

Employees exposed to noises above the permissible exposure level must have controls in place and audiometric testing available. Re-testing is requiredwhen a change in production, process, equipment or controls increases noise exposures.

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fleet management SAFETY

Fleet Management Safety Solutions

At Pike Consulting Group, we take the approach of identifying hazards and needs and building a custom solution to meet the company’s objectives.

We will perform an initial assessment to identify the specific solutions a company needs to realistically become compliant and develop a plan to achieve this goal through training, program implementation, and ongoing assessments of management and employee performance

Our Health and Safety System is designed to meet every organization’s general compliance needs along with “Bolt-On” programs designed to solve company-specific requirements unique to what that company does

fleet management safety product offerings:
  • Defensive Driving Courses (4–6–8 Hour)
  • Safe Driving Best Practices
  • Driver Hiring & Initial Orientation
  • Vehicle Accident reporting
  • Pre & Post Trip Vehicle Inspection Program & Training
  • Driver Performance Reviews & Training
  • Driver MVR & Background Checks
  • Vehicle Emergency Kits
  • Alcohol and Drug Testing
  • Weekly “Dock Talk” Topics
  • Driver Ride Along & Coaching
  • Telematics & Dashcam Programs
  • Vehicle Major Accident Support
COMprehensive solutions
  • Management responsibilities
  • Defined roles and qualifications for drivers, supervisors, program administrator
  • Driver selection & hiring process with screening and training
  • Training:  30+ hrs. of hands on field and classroom training 
  • Policy Review, Defensive Driver, Distractive training, Accident Reporting,  Vehicle Inspections, Compliance Management
  • Driver performance review and rating process including disciplinary actions
  • Vehicle pre & post inspections process
  • Vehicle accident reporting process
  • Key driver policies, weekly coaching events and incentives
Ongoing Fleet Safety Culture Management
  • Driver MVR History Reporting
  • Ride Alongs
  • Driver Accident History Reporting
  • Telematics GPS or Dash Cameras
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing
  • Frequent and regular training through “Dock Talks”
 
Driver training 
  • Program and Policy Training
  • Defensive Driver Training
  • NSC 4-6-8 hour courses available
  • CDL/Non CDL requirements
  • Drug testing requirements and solutions
  • Driver endorsement requirements
  • Accident reporting and actions required
  • Documents and records required
  • DOT requirements based on vehicle weight
  • Weights requiring DOT numbers and training
  • Conducting a DOT inspection
  • Records required in the vehicle
Driver coaching & accountability
  • Weekly “Dock Talks”
  • Telematics and/or camera driver and vehicle monitoring
  • Post incident driver coaching
  • Action plans for unsatisfactory driving performance
Loading dock procedures
  • Policies and best practice solutions for reducing risks associated with loading docks
  • Dealing with drivers who are on your site but not employees
  • Pedestrian protection
  • Hazmat/Hazwopper requirements
  • Conduct training for required drivers/materials
  • Recertify as required
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Warehousing SAFETY

Safety compliance is a critical responsibility for businesses in transportation, warehousing and logistics.

From the risk of slips and falls to injuries around dangerous equipment, accidents are more prevalent in environments with so much physical activity.

Improper lifting, reaching, pulling, and pushing can also cause injuries for warehouse and transportation workers.

Pike Consulting Group provides specialized safety training, guidance, and support to a variety of businesses within this sector.

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Manufacturing SAFETY

Manufacturers can’t afford to think of safety as an isolated issue within their operations.

Safe manufacturing operations require a company-wide commitment to improve safety and productivity.

Most manufacturing companies care about the safety of their workers; however, many fail to invest in sustainable safety culture.

Pike Consulting Group helps make safety part of your company DNA and a choice made by every employee. Accidents, fatalities, and financial losses will decrease as a result.

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field service SAFETY

Field Service can be a dangerous area of your operations involving ladders, power tools, electrical equipment, heavy lifting, working in confined spaces, and working on your customers’ premises.

Injuries in field service and construction contribute to $62 billion in lost productivity each year.

With the manual aspect of field service, there is always a risk of accidents and injuries. In addition to potential injuries for workers, there are risks for your customers too.

Pike Consulting Group’s proven safety training and safety procedures can minimize the risk of harm for your field service workers and customers while reducing your exposure to litigation and loss.

PUBLIC WORKS & Municipalities Safety

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Public Works & Municipalities professionals with safety training are less likely to put themselves in dangerous situations.

It's considered to be good policy to have your Public Works & Municipalities professionals trained to at least the minimum federal standard.

In the event an accident occurs, having trained workers provides a reasonable defense that employees are trained and are provided with the knowledge and proper equipment to conduct their job safely and efficiently. It is also considered good policy to retrain employees every 3-5 years.

Public Works & Municipalities safety product offerings:
  • Trenching & Excavation Training
  • Confined Space Training
  • Worker General Safety Training
  • Hazardous Atmosphere Testing
  • Vehicle/Equipment Operation Training
  • Silica Operations
  • Power Tool Safety
  • Chainsaw Safety
  • CPR/1st Aid
The Problem

If Safety Training Classes are provided for employees, and they don't pay attention, the critically important material covered will not be retained nor will behaviors be changed to improve safety.

Public Works Managers should be aware of the need for an effective and robust safety system.

However, knowing where to begin can feel daunting.

And how could they best budget for implementing a full-schedule of Safety Training Classes for the workers that needed them?

THE SOLUTION

To ensure your Safety Training Program provides a safe and productive working environment for all employees, we offer our services in managing the required components of your safety compliance system. Pike Safety Compliance Systems are always evolving so we rapidly adjust to new OSHA directives.

This is possible through assessing the directives, developing systems to address them, and vetting many options. Then, we put in place the most effective path for each department and train your employees on safe work practices and safety standards.

Pike Consulting Group provides the flexibility and scalability to organize and conduct formal Safety Training Classes for all the municipal employees. Pike Consulting Group’s experienced and OSHA Authorized instructors provided classes that engage workers with instructor-led training relative to their fields.

Participants are tested on their knowledge of the content covered in the classes and city leadership was provided with confirmation of the results.

Safety Training Classes Include:

  • OSHA Authorized Instructors
  • Flexible Class Scheduling
  • Scalable Training Resources

On-site, Instructor-led Safety Training for Your Workforce Includes:

  • Road Crews
  • Water Departments
  • Building Maintenance Staff

Benefits to Your Organization Include:

  • A safe working environment for your employees
  • Limited employee exposure to life-threatening hazards
  • Fewer injuries due to untrained workers
  • Reduced Workers’ Compensation claims
  • Lowered litigation risk and expense
ON-SITE AND SPECIFIC-HAZARD SAFETY TRAINING BY DEPARTMENT

Pike Consulting Group Safety Managers can conduct on-site hazard-specific training for each of your departments such as Trench and Excavation, Personal Protection Equipment, Fire Extinguisher Training, First Aid, CPR and AED Training.

This includes a walk-through of each hazard’s requiring abatement and documenting the process. Training, testing, and resources will be provided to all individuals during OHSA Authorized training classes.

  • Establish a sustainable safety system designed specifically for your Public Works business that benefits both workers and management.
  • Change the way your supervisors, contractors, and crews think about safety by providing onsite, instructor-led training that's engaging and memorable.
  • Meet your OSHA compliance obligations and have the right systems and processes in place to reduce accidents, minimize risk and optimize your productivity.
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CITY AND COUNTY WORKER SAFETY

City and County crews encounter hazardous situations in buildings, treatment plants, construction sites, along roads and up in the trees.

According to recent Department of Labor statistics, workplace injuries and deaths among government employees rank number 4 among industries.

Government employees with safety training are less likely to put themselves in dangerous situations. It's considered to be good policy to have city and county employees trained to at least the minimum federal standard. In the event, an accident occurs, having trained workers provides a reasonable defense that employees are trained and equipped with the knowledge and proper equipment to conduct their job safely and efficiently. It is also considered an excellent policy to retrain employees every 3-5 years.

Pike Consulting Group provides specialized safety training, safety guidance systems and support for city, county, and public works supervisors and crews.

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UTILITY WORKERS SAFETY

Utility line work is ranked among the top 10 of the most dangerous jobs in the United States.

Approximately 40 workers in every 100,000 are killed on the job each year, and line workers, meter readers, and mechanics have among the highest rates for severe injuries.

In addition to the electrical hazards, line workers have an increased risk of fall from elevation and additional risk factors of strenuous work and handling heavy equipment.

Pike Consulting Group provides specialized safety training, safety guidance systems and support for utility company supervisors and crews.

 
  • Training
  • Empowerment
  • Accountability
How Can We Help?

One of the best ways to protect your employees, eliminate hazards, and ensure compliance is to continuously assess your workplace conditions and take immediate action where you have gaps. Pike Consulting Group’s unique solutions will alleviate you from the daunting challenges associated with maintaining OSHA compliance standards.

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About Pike Consulting Group

Pike Consulting Group is a company comprised of authorized safety professionals specializing in general industry and construction safety management systems in the Metro Atlanta Area. Pike Consulting Group’s founders, Mitchell Smith and Gary DeGeorge Sr. designed its client’s safety management systems with an approach allowing employers to grow their businesses, maintain safe and adequate personnel and to avoid hefty citations.

Pike Consulting Group
101 Devant Street #908
Fayetteville, GA 30214