Tuesday, August 23, 2005

2005 National Safety Survey: Focusing on Employees

Safety programs have to be sold to management and employees ...

"Can safety professionals build successful programs in an era of tight resources? The answer depends on whether they have the skill to engage managers and employees in the process.

Safety and health doesn't come without its share of headaches. Asked what was the biggest obstacle to getting his job done, one senior safety engineer complained about "employees and management second-guessing safety decisions." A safety advisor cited "underinformed managers making bad decisions impacting safety that undermine the effective function of the program and inhibit employee involvement." A corporate safety executive admitted her staff was "too small to meet our governance responsibilities as well as provide requested services to all our locations." A plant safety engineer curtly pointed to "too much work and a micro-managing corporate office."

And these were safety pros who said their organizations had world-class safety and health programs!"   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

Safety Programs - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Safety starts with you - and management.

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