Effective management of worker safety and health protection is a decisive factor in reducing the extent and the severity of work-related injuries and illnesses. Effective management addresses all work-related hazards, including those potential hazards that could result from a change in worksite conditions or practices. It addresses hazards whether or not they are regulated by government standards.
Effective management of safety and health protection improves employee morale and productivity, as well as significantly reducing workers’ compensation costs and other less obvious costs of work-related injuries and illnesses.
The best Safety and Health Programs involve every level of the organization, instilling a safety culture that reduces accidents for workers and improves the bottom line for managers. When safety and health are part of the organization and a way of life, everyone wins!
Upon completion of the lesson, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the benefits of an effective safety and health program
- Name the four elements of an effective safety and health program.
- Name three methods to prevent and control workplace hazards