For a safety program to be truly effective, it must start at the top. It should have a higher purpose than simply complying with OSHA. Although OSHA compliance is important, if that is the only purpose of a company’s safety effort the safety program will not be as effective as it should be. Safety needs to be considered a core organizational value that directly contributes to the overall success, growth and profitability of the company. Safety is an investment in the continued success of the company.
Safety should start with a Mission Statement……………..
By: Dan Stockwell (BWC Publication)
No business organization can expect good safety performance unless its top management demonstrates that safety is a key organizational value. A leader must communicate the need for safety to all employees. Accountability is one of the key factors to commitment. Every level of your organization needs to be accountable for its safety responsibilities. Make safety orientations for new and transferred employees a part of your organization’s basic safety processes.
Ohio BWC 10-Step Business Plan for Safety
Proper medical care for employees and early return to work procedures, can greatly reduce claim cost and reduce unnecessary legal involvement and expenses. There are steps that can be helpful in ensuring quality medical care and quick return to work for employees.
Gary Hanson, President: American Safety & Health Management Consultants, Inc.
Safety, like any other management function, has key elements that need to be followed in order for the program to be successful in helping a company achieve its Corporate Mission. Too often, however, companies do not have an understanding of the importance of each of the elements of a Safety Program. Many companies have pieces and parts but not all of the necessary elements.
A Safety Program should contribute directly to a company’s ability to Be Successful, Grow and Make a Profit. It does this by protecting a company’s must vital assets.
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