You can manage workplace safety and health just as you manage any other part of
your business if you start with a strong foundation. This states a new US
Oregon OSHA Standards and Technical Resources publication.
What does it take to achieve and maintain a safe workplace? Look at any
business that has a safe, healthful workplace and here's what you'll find:
- Business owners and managers are as committed to workplace safety as they
are to any other critical part of the business.
- Supervisors and employees are held accountable for following safe work
- Employees are involved in the day-to-day effort to maintain a safe
- Supervisors and employees know how to identify and control hazards.
- Accidents and near misses are investigated thoroughly and their causes
prevented from happening again.
- Employees learn safe work practices through classroom training and hands-on
- Business owners and managers evaluate their business safety goals at least
yearly and use the evaluation to set new goals.
The brochure gives information on:
- Laying a foundation for your workplace
- Management commitment
- Employee involvement
- Hazard identifi cation and control
- Accident and incident investigation
- How to get your safety-and-health effort recognized
- Tools for maintaining the foundation
- Company safety-and-health-policy statement
- Accident-and-incident-investigation procedure
- Accident investigation report
- Employee safety-and-health-concern form
- Overexertion-symptom form
- Checklists for maintaining the foundation
AplusA-online.de - Source: Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division