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WEEK 20: Journey to make safety a part of who you are…

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Motivation gives employees the awareness, interest, and willingness to increase safety efforts and support organizational goals and objectives. Motivation, which commonly aims at changing behavior and attitudes, is generally defined by three factors: 1) direction of behavior, 2) intensity of action, and 3) persistence of effort. Two motivational approaches to improve safety and health performance […]

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WEEK 19: Journey to make safety a part of who you are…

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According to the National Safety Council’s Principles of Occupational Safety and Health, employee involvement in all phases of a safety management system benefits employees and management through performance improvements and increased acceptance and support of policies. The following is what management can do for employee involvement: Management can facilitate a cooperative effort to improve a […]

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WEEK 18: Journey to make safety a part of who you are…

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Too often regulatory compliance is the only driving force behind many safety and health programs. But, a successful safety management system must focus beyond mere compliance and concentrate on managing risk to worker’s safety and health along with regulatory compliance issues. How would your organization accomplish this? What follows will give you some insight into […]

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WEEK 17: Journey to make safety a part of who you are…

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Safety and health hazards are most effectively and economically addressed in the planning and design stage through involvement of safety and health professionals and others in planning facilities, processes, materials, and equipment – let’s consider those as follows: Safe workplace design reflects optimum physical and psychological compatibility between the employee and process, methods of operation, […]

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Week 16: Journey to make safety a part of who you are…

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Per the National Safety Council, effective hazard recognition, evaluation, and control are central to a successful safety management system. Hazard control is accomplished through a continuous process of identification, planning, implementation, and reevaluation. It starts with the commitment and involvement of senior management through the following: Establishing a policy for ongoing recognition, evaluation, and control […]

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Week 15: Journey to make safety a part of who you are…

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An assessment process can provide management with constant and meaningful data on the effectiveness of the safety management system. Assessing the effectiveness of the safety management system is crucial to facilitating continuous improvement and reducing injuries and illness. A safety management assessment should objectively evaluate compliance with policies and procedures, quality and effectiveness of implementation, […]

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Journey to make safety a part of who you are… WEEK #14

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A high level of communication facilitates the administration of an effective safety management system. It keeps employees informed about policies, procedures, roles, responsibilities, goals, and program results. It also fosters positive working relationships between the organization and the outside community. To be complete, communication must flow in two directions – from management to employees and […]

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Journey to make safety a part of who you are… WEEK #13

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There are nine (9) elements that the National Safety Council (NSC) promotes for a safety management system as its framework and tool for establishing and maintaining a successful safety management system. Let’s look at this week the element of Management Leadership and Commitment that falls under the Administrative and Management aspect of the safety management […]

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Week #12: Journey to make safety a part of who you are… (TABLE)

A comprehensive safety management system should give equal consideration to administrative and management, operational and technical, and cultural and behavioral aspects of safety and health. The elements of a safety management system, per the National Safety Council, are as follows: Administrative andManagement Management leadership and commitment Organizational communications and system documentation Assessments, audits, evaluations, and […]

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Week #11: Journey to make safety a part of who you are… (TABLE)

Reactive Safety Management System Proactive Safety Management System Injuries are inevitable All injuries can be prevented Safety costs too much Safety is a source of competitive advantage React only to serious injuries Investigate all incidents Safety professionals are responsible Line management is responsible Employees believe that management’s concern for production outweighs concern for safety and […]

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