Hiring for Safety Campaign: Safety Basics
A safe workplace starts with management, who must support a culture of safety and provide the resources necessary for injury prevention. The responsibilities filter down through all levels of an organization, and every employee has to take ownership in their workplace. Safety cannot stand alone or remain separate from the main objectives of the organization — it must become an integral part of day-to-day operations. When injury prevention is taken into consideration as part of the “bottom line,” everyone wins.
There are some essential elements of a good safety and health program that employers should have in place. Depending on the size and complexity of your organization, the following actions should be considered:
- Manager leadership and commitment
- Employee participation
- Hazard identification and control
- Information and training
- Program evaluation
There are many pieces that make up a quality workplace safety program. From leadership to each and every employee, everyone plays a key role. At the same time, policies and procedures are critical to support and guide workers as they undertake their work each day.
For more information on building a safety program and other useful information and tips, visit our Hiring for Safety site today. Accident Fund policyholders can also log into our website for a variety of additional safety tools.