Developing Effective Safety and Health Programs
An effective safety program is a key component to improving the overall safety of your employees. But what constitutes an effective safety program, and what are some of the benefits of implementing one?
In my more than 19 years of Occupational Safety and Health experience, I have seen a variety of safety programs. Each successful safety program typically includes at least the following 10 components.
Ten Components of an Effective Safety and Health Program
1. Written and endorsed by Senior Management
2. Specific to your company’s actual work tasks
3. Lists both management and employee responsibilities
4. Includes employee participation in safety and health decisions
5. Complies with regulatory standards
6. Lists company safety rules and consequences for non-compliance
7. Provides documentation of both initial and refresher training completion and understanding
8. Lists Emergency/First Aid procedures and incident investigations
9. Identifies worksite hazards such as falls, electrical hazards, chemicals, etc.
10. Identifies procedures for preventing or controlling hazards
To learn more about why a written safety program is necessary, how to find low or no cost assistance, and most importantly, how to build a program, join us for one of the scheduled webcast sessions below.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM CT – 11:00 AM CT
Session Number: 553 292 769
Call-in Number: 866-469-3239
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About Tandi Ball
Tandi received a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Oklahoma and has been in the industry of Occupational Safety and Health since 1991. She is a Certified Safety and Health Official, in both the construction and general industries, as well as a former OSHA Compliance Officer for the State of New Mexico. Tandi has also participated in the OSHA response to the events on September 11, at the World Trade Center. She has been an OSHA Education Center instructor since 2001.