Critical for a Safe Business Culture and Regulatory Compliance
Workplace injuries and illnesses cause pain and suffering to employees and their families and often contribute a financial impact to businesses. Does your business plan incorporate a safe culture to prevent and avoid accidents, injuries, and illness? Has the safety culture become part of your business and is the business strategy for a safe culture working?
Assess your safe culture strategy and review these basic workplace safety and health management system strategies:
- What are the regulatory requirements for my business and am I in compliance?
- Have I as the leader of my business accepted the responsibility to assure my employees are provided a safe work environment, the proper tools and protective equipment to do their job, the necessary training to perform their job safely, and the means to provide information to management on safety hazards?
- Has my business developed and communicated a safety and health policy to all employees? Where is it located? Do all manuals contain the policy? Do I promote the policy? If so, how do I promote it?
- Do I demonstrate management commitment to a safe culture by promoting accountability for safety and health, obey safety rules, and assure root cause analysis is performed on accidents and incidents?
- Have I established safety and health meetings at all levels of the business and include employees, managers, and supervisors, as well as executive and senior management?
- Have I assigned a responsible person or department to coordinate safety and health activities and lead the management commitment to incorporate a safe culture into the business?
- Do all of my business practices such as, purchases, contracts, engineering & design, and development, include safety and health?
- Do I recognize employees for safe and healthful work practices?
Assess your worksite and facilities:
- Have I evaluated workplace processes for hazards?
- Have I reevaluated workplace activities if there are changes in processes, materials, and/or machinery?
- Do I conduct regularly scheduled on-site evaluations, audits, inspections and assure root cause analysis is performed, follow-up to findings reviewed, corrective actions performed, and follow-up to corrective actions performed?
- Are investigations performed for accidents and near misses to determine root causes? Are corrective actions and follow-up performed to prevent future incidents of the same or similar nature?
DGI is available to assist you with your safety culture assessment and regulatory compliance needs. Contact us for more information on safety and health assessments and compliance audits.
For more information please call 904-321-0874.