About the skill: There are several steps that can be recommended for developing an organisation's safety and health program. Whether or not such programs are chiefly the responsibility of one individual, every supervisor must work to ensure that the work environment is safe for all employees.
1. Involve Mangement and Employees in The Development of a Sfety and Health Plan: If neither group can see the usefulness and the benefit of such a plan, even the best plan will fail.
2. Hold Someone accountable for Implementing Plan: Plans do not work by theselves. They need someone to champions the cause. This person must be given the resources to put the plan in place, but also must be held accountable for what it's intended to accomplish.
3. Determine The Safety and Health Requirements for Your Work Site: Just as each individual is different, so, too, is earch workplace. Understanding the specific needs of the facility will aid in determining what safety and health requirement will be necessary.
4. Assess What Workplace Hazards Exist in The Facility: Identigy the potiential helath and safety problems that may exist on the job. By understanding what exists, preventive measures can be determined.
5. Correct Hazards That Exist: If certain hazards were idenftified in the investigation, fix or eliminate them. This may mean decreasing the effect of the hazard, or controlling it through other means(e.g., protective clothing).
6. Train Employees in Safety and Health Techniques: Make safety and health training mandatory ofr all employees. Employees should be instructed in how to do their jos in the safest manner, and understand that any protective equipment provided must be used.
7. Develop The Mindset in Employees That The Organisation is to be Kept Hazard Free: Often employees are the first to witness problems. Establish a means for them to report their findings, including having emergency procedures in place, if necessary. Ensuring that preventive maintenance of equipment follows a recommended schedule can also prevent breakdown of equipment from becoming a hazard.
8. Continuously Update and Refine the Safety and Health Program: Once the rogram has been implemented, it must continuously be evaluated, and necessary changes must be made. Documenting the progress of the program is necessary for use in this analysis.