What is Good Day’s Work?
Good Day’s Work is a dynamic, web-enabled, OSHA safety-training and compliance-reporting software platform unlike any other you will find.
First, all of the training’s subject matter is geared specifically for farm and other agribusiness operations.
Second, the reporting platform goes beyond any other safety-training resource to make compliance as easy as possible for you—even in the event of a surprise OSHA inspection!
All you have to do is contact us for a free quote—at which point we’ll get you and your employees set up with access so you can use the platform online, any time.
When I become a Good Day’s Work customer, what exactly am I buying?
You’re buying the two key—and necessary—components of a qualified OSHA safety-training program.
- You’re buying access to a library of online video training “classes” for your employees. You register employees for these classes using user accounts that you buy upfront (and as needed).
- You’re buying a user-friendly software tool that enables you to easily manage your entire company’s safety-training records keeping and compliance reporting. You do this inside your own dedicated, secure online account that you pay for once a year.
Is this kind of formal safety training required by law?
Yes. If your ag operation employs anyone outside of the ownership’s immediate family—regardless of full-time, part-time or seasonal employment status—the business is subject to OSHA regulations and can be cited.
How do I know when an employee needs to be trained on a particular workplace practice when that practice has no identifiable regulation under OSHA standards?
The simplest way to answer this question is with another question: Does the workplace practice present any risk of injury or safety hazard?
If so, it falls under OSHA’s General Duty Clause and, therefore, requires safety training.
OSHA’s regulations are changing and evolving all the time. As a result, especially in the field of agriculture, there are some safety hazards for which a specific regulation has not yet been written.
In the meantime, any workplace practice or activity that does not have an OSHA designation, but is nonetheless commonly known to have some degree of danger, is subject to the General Duty Clause.
Take ATV safety, for example. There is currently no official standard for ATV safety or safety training under OSHA regulations, but common sense says the activity can cause injury. Therefore, if you have employees riding ATVs, they legally must be trained on proper ATV safety.
How much does Good Day’s Work cost?
Cost will depend on your number of employees. There is an annual fee based on the number of employees, as each employee will need their own User Account. Contact us for a free quote here.
I have seasonal employees. Do they factor into my account fee?
Yes. To maintain OSHA compliance, seasonal and part-time employees have to be trained annually, and their records kept on file, just the same as full-time and other year-round employees.
On top of that, they actually are more risky to your business than regular employees. There are multiple studies (and our own client data) that show those employees cause a larger percentage of the safety accident cost compared to your long term employees.
So, my annual account fee is based on how many employees I have in any one year’s time. What if I add an employee during the year?
It’s a pay-as-you-go system. When you add an employee, you’ll just log into your company account, go to your shopping cart and buy an additional user account for the remainder of your account year.
What if I lose an employee after I’ve already paid my annual fee? Do I get reimbursed the account fee for that person?
No, because the account fee is for the records keeping and compliance reporting side of your safety-training program, and you’ll need to maintain files on any employee you trained this year, even if they no longer work for you.
Then, eventually, when your annual renewal comes up, your renewal fee will be based on the number of active users at that time.
What if I buy and set up a user account, but the employee to whom I assigned the account never takes any training? Can I reassign the account to another employee, or close it and get refunded the money?
Yes, but only if the account was never used, as in the employee was never trained on anything at all. Then, it can be reassigned to another employee or closed and reimbursed.
How many courses should I try to implement annually?
Evaluate the available courses to see which ones apply to your operation and go from there, but keep the following in mind.
To maintain OSHA compliance:
• Every employee must take the Primary Safety Training classes every year, regardless of the tasks they perform on the job. (See the next FAQ for the difference between Primary and Specialized classes.)
• Every employee who, at any given time, will be performing a specialized activity in your operation, must take the corresponding Specialized Safety Training class every year.
• OSHA’s General Duty Clause can require safety training on tasks that do not currently have a specific OSHA regulation.
What’s the difference between “Primary” and “Specialized” Safety Training?
- Primary Safety Training—These topics are more universal across all workplaces (ex. ladder safety, personal-protection equipment, etc.) and, under OSHA regulations, are required annual training for all employees, no matter what tasks they perform on the job. You will want all of your employees registered for these classes every year as a fundamental step to maintaining OSHA compliance.
- Specialized Safety Training—As the name indicates, these topics cover required annual training for more specialized tasks in your operation—tasks not necessarily performed by every employee, such as forklift safety, medal welding, and so on. This category also includes required training for grain-bin safety, livestock handling and other tasks completely unique to agriculture. For any given specialized task, to maintain OSHA compliance, you’ll want all employees who perform that task registered for class every year.
Why do I need training that repeats annually?
OSHA requires safety training on an ongoing annual basis, which means employees must retake classes relevant to the work they do every year, whether or not the material has been updated since they last took the course.
Does Good Day’s Work offer classes in Spanish?
Yes! All classes have Spanish & English audio, as well as Spanish & English subtitle options. You can mix and match as you like. 🙂