Sunday, July 02, 2006

Mapping Support for an EHS Management System

Creating a safety and health plan ...

"Management support for safety and health is difficult to measure, and there is no magic way to obtain it. To ensure management support, create a roadmap for success.

The benefits of an EHS management system must be explained to management if you want proper funding and support. But first, a roadmap for success must be made. You cannot ask for management support in driving a major initiative without knowing what the goals and objectives are and how to measure success. The roadmap of success also should contain cost and program milestones. Program successes will build momentum and help drive the rest of the program.

Do not think short-term, as a culture change will be occurring. Depending on your baseline of management support, a safety and health management system might take as long as 3 years. Frequent updates to both management and employees are necessary to help exploit successes and gain momentum to take the program to the next level."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

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