Developing an effective Safety Program

Essay by mainiacUniversity, Master'sA+, March 2005

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According to Ivancevich (2004), the following has to be taken into consideration when developing an effective safety management program.

Develop an Objective: To minimize financial losses for the organization through negligence and avoiding unnecessary accidents in the workplace. Develop a program and support materials that can achieve objectives and support the organization risk management program. Additionally, develop the program in such a manner of functioning to meet regulatory safety requirements, safety training and awareness requirements, and provide detailed safety performance on the organization.

Identify the problems: The major causes of occupational accidents are: task, working condition, and nature of employees. Continuing on with the process of implementing a safety management program. My next phase of implementing a safety program would be to initiate an analysis of the out going safety officer program. My primary concern conducting this analysis would be to insure the organization was in compliance with all current standing state and federal regulation/policies regarding Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. This Act states: that employers must provide job safety and health protection for workers through the promotion of safe and healthful working conditions throughout the nation. Most accidents are caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals, unsafe machinery, and poorly maintained equipment. The above mention causes have the potential that can lead to injuries such as: hearing loss, body parts; cuts, bruises, loss of eyesight, sprains, broken bones, electric shock, and sometimes even death. Also I would review the human aspect which is a major contributor in the causes of accidents such as: working hours, leading to fatigue, noise level, improper lighting, boredom; illicit drug usage, operating machinery; intoxication, employee safety training and/on equipment, horse playing and fighting. Review the books on safety awareness training for supervisors/ management, production of a safety newsletter, review if any, database...