In the same fashion as the Risk Management silo we have seen a significant shift in the Safety Industry. Professional safety services are being sought on an as-needed basis through a third party versus organizations choosing to hire a full time in house safety professional.
On the surface, the primary reasoning behind such a decision is cost reduction. An organizations ability to not incur the costs associated with a full time employee to include ongoing skills training, salary, healthcare benefits, retirement program offerings, personal time off costs, etc.
However, in reviewing the trend deeper, we continue to find that organizations seek to reap the benefits of having access to the cumulative knowledge and capabilities of an entire organization versus the benefits gained by hiring an “individual employee”.
Based on our experience with clients who have utilized this option, we have found that one week per month is the most effective. However, Rizikon is capable of increasing or decreasing frequency based upon the client’s needs and wishes.
Professional Contract Staffing
Rizikon provides professional Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) staff on a contract basis. Our staff have significant corporate or facility EHS technical and management experience, and many have held senior staff positions. Assignments we support can range from as little as a few weeks to multiple years. By providing experienced EHS personnel, Rizikon has the where-with-all to hit the ground running, avoiding costs of training and minimizing organizational risks associated with inexperience staff.
Resource Planning and Load Leveling
Rizikon provides staffing to address short term resource needs, such as project start-ups, reporting, or for special one-time projects. In some cases, specific certifications may be required, such as a certified hazardous material manager (CHMM), qualified environmental professional (QEP), certified safety professional (CSP), certified industrial hygienist (CIH), certified stormwater operator (CSO), Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD), or Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP). Rizikon has the right person with the right experience for the task.