Employees. At a minimum, employees must know the general safety and health rules of the worksite, specific site hazards and the safe work practices needed to help control exposure, and the individual's role in all types of emergency situations. We will ensure all employees understand the hazards to which they may be exposed and how to prevent harm to themselves and others from exposure to these hazards. We will commit available resources to ensure employees receive safety and health training during the circumstances below. • Whenever a person is hired --general safety orientation including an overview of company safety rules, and why those rules must be followed. • Whenever an employee is given a new job assignment --during formal classroom training, and again, when the supervisor provides specific task training. It’s extremely important that supervisors emphasize safety during initial task assignment. • Whenever new work procedures are begun --during formal classroom training and supervisor on-the-job training. • Whenever new equipment is installed --if new hazards are introduced. • Whenever new substances are used --hazard communication program may apply. • The bottom line --train safety whenever a new hazard is introduced to the employee. Supervisors . Supervisors will be given special training to help them in their leadership role. They will be taught to look for hidden hazards in the work under their supervision; insist on the maintenance of the physical © 2015 Innovation and Business Industry Skills Council Ltd/Modified July 2015 1 st edition version: 2 Page 16 of 23
Assessment Task 3 BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace protection in their areas; and reinforce employee hazard training through performance feedback and consistent enforcement when necessary. We will commit necessary resources to ensure supervisors understand the responsibilities below and the reasons for them: • Detecting and correcting hazards in their work areas before they result in injuries or illnesses • Providing physical resources and psychosocial support that promote safe work • Providing performance feedback and effective recognition and discipline techniques • Conducting on-the-job training Managers. All line managers must understand their responsibilities within our Safety and Health Program. This may require classroom training and other forms of communication. Formal classroom training may not be necessary. The subject can be covered periodically as a part of regular management meetings. Managers will be trained in the following subject areas: • the elements of the safety management system, and the positive impact the various processes within the system can have on corporate objectives; • their responsibility to communicate the Safety and Health Program goals and objectives to their employees; • their role that includes making clear assignments of Safety and Health Program responsibilities, providing authority and resources to carry out assigned tasks, and holding subordinate managers and supervisors accountable; and • actively requiring compliance with mandatory Safety and Health Program
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