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Unformatted text preview: Chapter
2
Making
A
Commitment: • T h e 
t e rm 
c o m m it m e n t 
is 
re a lly 
d ire c t e d 
a t management
since
it
is
soley
management’s re s p o n s ib ilit y 
t o 
p ro v id e 
a 
s a f e 
a n d 
h e a lt h y w o rk p la c e 
f o r
it s 
e m p lo y e e s . • M a n a g e m e n t 
s e t s 
t h e 
t o n e 
b y 
d e m o n s t ra t in g 
a c o m m itm e n t. • Y o u r
s a f e t y 
a n d 
h e a lt h 
p ro g ra m 
m u s t 
s t a r
a t 
t h e 
t o p . • A
safety
and
health
policy
statement
clarifies
the
policy, standardized
safety
within
the
company,
provides
support
for safety,
and
supports
the
enforcement
of
safety
and
health within
the
company. • It
is
expected
that
the
top
management
will
sign
off
on
the company’s
safety
and
health
program. • Goals
and
objectives
are
very
important
and
should
be
directly observable
and
measurable.

The
should
be
reasonable
and attainable. • Examples: • Zero
fatalities • Reduce
Injuries,
lost
workday
accidents • Prevention
of
damage
or
destruction • In c re a s e 
p ro d u c t i v i t y 
t h ro u g h 
re d u c t i o n 
o f i n j u ri e s • R e d u c e 
w o rk e rs 
c o m p e n s a t i o n 
c o s t s 
b y d e c re a s i n g 
c l a i m s • Enhance
company’s
safety
image • K e e p 
s a f e t y 
p a ra m o u n t . • R e c o g n i z e 
a n d 
re w a rd 
s a f e 
w o rk 
p ra c t i c e s . Management
Should • D e v e l o p 
a n d 
i m p l e m e n t
a 
s e t
o f 
s a f e ty
a n d h e a l t h 
ru l e s 
a n d 
p o l i c i e s . • B u d g e t
a l l o c a te d 
to 
h e a l th 
a n d 
s a f e ty • M a n a g e m e n t
c o m m i tm e n t
s h o u l d 
i n c l u d e to u g h 
l o v e . • F o l l o w 
t h e 
ru l e s !!!! Roles
and
Responsibilities • W h o 
i s 
re s p o n s i b l e 
f o r
a c c i d e n t 
p re v e n t i o n ? • T h re e 
e n t i t i e s 
m u s t 
b e 
a c c o u n t a b l e 
a n d responsible
for
accident
prevention:
Assigned person
to
health
and
safety,
supervisor,
and em p lo yees . The
accountability
for
workplace safety
and
health
falls
to mangement. The
Safety
and
Health
Professional • 1 . 
 E s t a b l i s h 
 p r o g r a m s 
 f o r 
 d e t e c t i n g ,
 c o r r e c t i n g ,
 o r c o n t ro llin g 
h a z a rd o u s 
c o n d it io n s . • 2 . 
P ro p e r
s a f e g u a rd s 
a n d 
p e rs o n a l
p ro t e c t iv e e q u ip m e n t. • 3 . 
S a f e t y 
p ro c e d u re s 
f o r
a ll. • 4 . 
E s t a b lis h in g 
p ro c e d u re s 
f o r
p u rc h a s in g 
a n d in s t a llin g 
n e w 
e q u ip m e n t . • • • • • • • • 5 . 
A c c id e n t 
T ra c k in g 6 . 
C u rre n t 
o n 
la w s 
a n d 
c o d e s 7 . 
S a f e t y 
o b lig a t io n s 
b y 
la w . 8 . 
In v e s t ig a t io n s 9 . C o n d u c t in g 
S a f e t y 
t ra in in g 
p ro g ra m s . 1 0 . 
S a f e t y 
C o m m it t e e s 1 1 . 
C u rre n t 
S a f e t y 
D e v ic e s . 1 2 . 
 L i a i s o n 
 w i t h 
 n a t i o n a l ,
 s t a t e ,
 a n d 
 l o c a l 
 s a f e t y o rg a n iz a ito n s . • 1 3 . 

A c c o m p a n y 
O S H A 
c o m p l i a n c e 
o f f i c e rs . • 1 4 . 
P o l i c y
s ta te m e n t. • S a f e 
P ro d u c t i o n The
First
Line
Supervisor • T h e 
l i n e 
o r
f i rs t 
l i n e 
s u p e rv i s o r
i s 
t h e 
k e y c o m p o n e n t 
i n 
a 
w o rk i n g 
s a f e t y 
a n d 
h e a l t h p ro g ra m . 

R o l e 
m o d e l 
a n d 
s e t s 
t h e 
t o n e . • M a n y 
re s p o n s i b i l i t i e s . The
Worker • W o rk e rs 
d o 
n o t 
h a v e 
t h e 
c o n t ro l 
w h i c h management
has
over
their
workplace,
they a re 
s t i l l 
re s p o n s i b l e 
f o r
c o m p l y i n g 
w i t h 
t h e c o m p a n y ’ s 
s a f e ty
a n d 
h e a l th 
p o l i c i e s 
a n d p ro c e d u re s . • S a f e t y 
a n d 
h e a l t h 
a re 
m a n a g e m e n t ’ s responsibility:
however,
as
a
condition
of employment,
to
make
sure
to
follow. • C o n s e q u e n c e s 
f o r
n o t 
f o l l o w i n g 
t h e 
ru l e s . D iscip lin e. • M a n a g e m e n t
A c c o u n ta b i l i ty • S u p e rv i s o ry 
A c c o u n t a b i l i t y ...
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