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3
Workforce
Involvement. • E m p l o y e e 
In v o l v e m e n t 
i s 
p a ra m o u n t 
t o 
a n e f f e c t i v e 
s a f e t y 
a n d 
h e a l t h 
e f f o rt . Management
has
to
make
the commitment
to
involve
the
workforce in
safety
and
health
at
the
worksite. • W h y 
s h o u l d 
y o u 
i n v o l v e 
y o u r
w o rk f o rc e ? • In 
c o n t a c t 
w i t h 
p o t e n t i a l 
s a f e t y 
a n d 
h e a l t h h a z a rd s . • G ro u p 
d e c i s i o n s 
w i d e r
ra n g e . • W o rk f o rc e 
m o re 
l i k e l y 
t o 
s u p p o rt 
a n d p a rt i c i p a t e 
i n 
a n 
e f f o rt 
t h a t 
t h e y 
a re 
i n v o l v e d . There
are
many
ways
to
elicit employee
participation: • • • • • • • • L a b o r/ M a n a g e m e n t 
C o m m it t e e s A s s is t 
in 
in s p e c t io n s Id e n t if y / a n a ly z e 
c o m m o n 
h a z a rd s D e v e lo p / re v is e 
s a f e t y 
a n d 
h e a lt h 
ru le s . T ra in 
e m p lo y e e s 
n e w 
a n d 
o ld P re s e n t a t io n s 
a t 
s a f e t y 
a n d 
h e a lt h 
m e e t in g s . A c c id e n t / in c id e n t 
in v e s t ig a t io n s . R e p o rt in g 
h a z a rd s • F ix in g 
h a z a rd s • S u p p o rt 
a n d 
p ro v id e 
f e e d b a c k 
o n 
ris k 
a n d 
e lim in a t e h a z a rd s • C o n d u c t in g 
a 
p re ‐ u s e 
o r
c h a n g e 
a n a ly s is 
f o r
n e w e q u ip m e n t. • E m p lo y e e s 
w a n t 
t o 
f e e l
t h a t 
t h e y 
h a v e 
s o m e 
c o n t ro l o v e r
t h e ir
w o rk 
liv e s 
a n d 
s a f e t y 
a n d 
h e a lt h p a rtic ip a tio n . • E v e ry o n e 
w a n t s 
t o 
b e lo n g 
a n d 
f e e l
w a n t e d . Joint
Labor/Management
Safety
and Health
Com. • A d d re s s 
s p e c if ic 
is s u e s 
s u c h 
a s 
s a f e t y 
a n d 
h e a lt h 
o r p ro d u c t io n 
p ro c e s s e s . • G a t h e r ,
 r e v i e w 
 a n d 
 a n a l y z e ,
 a n d 
 s o l v e 
 p r o b l e m s 
 t h a t a re 
c rit ic a l
t o 
t h e 
s u c c e s s 
o f 
t h e 
b u s in e s s . 

L e a d 
t o i n c r e a s e d 
 p r o d u c t i v i t y ,
 q u a l i t y ,
 e f f i c i e n c y ,
 s a f e t y 
 a n d h e a l t h ,
 a n d 
 e c o n o m i c 
 g a i n s 
 s h a r e 
 b y 
 a l l 
 p a r t i e s . • P a s t 
L / M 
‐ 
c o n f ro n t a t io n 
a n d 
d is t ru s t . 

G o a l
is 
a 
W in ‐ W in . Committee
Make‐Up • C o m p o s e d 
o f 
a t
l e a s t
a s 
m a n y
e m p l o ye e m e m b e rs 
a s 
e m p l o y e r
m e m b e rs . • C h a i rp e rs o n 
e l e c t s 
a n d 
ro t a t e d . • R e c o rd i n g • F o rm a l 
S e t 
o f 
M i n u t e s . Do’s
and
Don’ts
of
L/M • D o’ s : 
 
 A g e n d a , 
 s c h e d u l e , 
 t i m e l i n e s , 
 f o c u s e d , r e c o r d i n g ,
 d i s s e m i n a t i n g ,
 o t h e r s 
 i n f o r m e d ,
 i s s u e s 
 o n a g e n d a 
 u n t i l 
 r e s o l v e d ,
 t i m e 
 t o 
 m e e t ,
 u n d e r s t a n d is s u e s . • D o n ’ t s :
 
 S o l v e 
 t o u g h 
 p r o b l e m s 
 f i r s t ,
 
 w o r k 
 o n 
 b r o a d i s s u e s ,
 i n d i v i d u a l 
 p e r s o n a l i t i e s 
 i n t e r f e r e ,
 k n o w 
 i t 
 a l l , n e g l e c t 
 t o 
 g e t 
 a l l 
 t h e 
 f a c t s ,
 p r o l o n g 
 m e e t i n g s ,
 e x p e c t m ira c u lo u s 
s u c c e s s e s . Organizing
a
Joint
Committee • • • • • S e t 
u p 
g ro u n d 
ru l e s S e t
p l a c e 
to 
m e e t Goals,objectives,
function,
and
mission. F re q u e n c y 
‐ 
m o n t h l y . P o s t
m i n u te s 
o f 
a l l 
m e e ti n g s Expectations • • • • • • • • Im p ro v e 
w o rk p la c e Im p ro v e 
w o rk in g 
re la t io n s h ip s . P o s it iv e 
c o o p e ra t iv e 
a p p ro a c h e s A 
c o m p ro m is e 
f o r
m u t u a l
in t e re s t s A 
t ru e 
t e a m 
a p p ro a c h S h a rin g 
o f 
in f o rm a t io n . N e w / f re s h 
id e a s . In c re a s e d 
p a rt ic ip a t io n 
a n d 
in v o lv e m e n t . OUTCOMES • • • • • • • • H ig h e r
p ro f it s Im p ro v e d 
w o rk e r
c o n t rib u t io n s H u m a n 
re s o u rc e 
b e n e f it s In n o v a t io n s 
a t 
t h e 
b a rg a in in g 
t a b le C o m m it t e e 
m e m b e r
g ro w t h . W o rk p la c e 
d e m o c ra c y E m p lo y m e n t 
s e c u rit y . P o s it iv e 
p e rc e p t io n s . • • • • • S h a re d 
re s p o n s i b i l i t i e s In c re a s e d 
i n d i v i d u a l 
i n v o l v e m e n t B e t t e r
c o m m u n i c a t i o n E m p l o y e e 
o w n e rs h i p . U n i o n 
l e a d e rs h i p / m e m b e rs 
c h a l l e n g e d . Joint
L/M
Occ
Safety/Health Committees • • • • • • • M o n it o r
t h e 
s a f e t y 
a n d 
h e a lt h 
p ro g ra m s In s p e c t 
a n d 
id e n t if y 
h a z a rd s C o n d u c t 
a n d 
re v ie w 
a c c id e n t 
in v e s t ig a t io n s R e c o m m e n d 
in t e rv e n t io n s 
a n d 
p re v e n t io n 
in it ia t iv e s . R e v ie w 
in ju ry 
a n d 
illn e s s 
d a t a . S o u n d in g 
b o a rd 
f o r
w o rk e rs . D e s ig n in g 
a n d 
p la n n in g 
H / S 
a t 
w o rk . • R e c o m m e n d a t i o n s 
re g a rd i n g 
a c t i o n s , solutions,
and
program
needs
for
safety
and h ea lth . • E x p o s u re 
m o n i t o ri n g 
a n d 
m e d i c a l 
s u rv e i l l a n c e . • T ra i n i n g 
a n d 
e d u c a t i o n 
a d d re s s 
s a f e t y 
a n d h e a l th 
i s s u e s . The
Goals
of
L/M R e d u c e 
a c c id e n t s R e d u c e 
c o m p la in t s P ro m o t e 
p a rt ic ip a t io n P r o m o t e 
 t r a i n i n g 
 i n 
 r e c o g n i t i o n ,
 a v o i d a n c e ,
 a n d p re v e n t io n 
o f 
o c c u p a t io n a l
h a z a rd s . • E s t a b lis h 
a n o t h e r
lin e 
o f 
c o m m u n ic a t io n 
w h e re b y t h e 
w o rk e rs 
c a n 
v o ic e 
t h e ir
c o n c e rn s 
re g a rd in g p o t e n t ia l
h a z a rd s 
a n d 
re c e iv e 
f e e d b a c k 
o n 
t h e 
s t a t u s o r
a c t io n 
b e in g 
t a k e n . • • • • Summary • Accomplish:
Increased
commitment, productivity,
problem
solving,
shared responsibility
and
accountability,
improved l/m
relationship,
enhanced
morale
and
job s a tis fa ctio n . • Work:
Management
Support,
build
trust,
good balance,
no
bull
session,
all
involved,fair, kn o w 
f e d 
a n d 
s ta te 
 r e g s . ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course HSMB 303 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Canton.

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