Saturday, 22 December 2007

Principles of Workplace Safety

A properly managed safety culture based on tested principles of workplace safety will produce employees who participate actively in training, identify and alert one another and management to potential hazards, developing and suggesting effective control measures and feel a sense of responsibility for their safety and the safety of others. Accepting safety as a responsibility demonstrates a sincere concern for each employee, which establishes the foundation for an effective safety culture.
These principles are:
  • Safety is an Ethical Responsibility
  • Safety is a Culture Not a Program
  • Management is Responsible
  • Employees Must Be Trained to Work Safely
  • Safety is a Condition of Employment
  • All Injuries Are Preventable
  • Safety Programs Must Be Site Specific with Recurring Audits of the Workplace and Prompt Corrective Action
  • Safety is Good Business

Each of these principles will be discussed later in this blog... So watch out!

Remember, Safety is a responsibility and it starts from YOU!

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