Essential Elements of a Workplace Program
When developing a workplace safety and health program, a comprehensive approach, one that considers all relevant factors, is key.
The essential elements of a program should address three areas that integrate the organization and the program function.
Leadership and Management
The program should encourage input, participation and involvement at all levels. Managers and supervisors should lead the commitment to employee safety and health. They are key to integrating, motivating and communicating with employees.
Operational and Technical
Develop clear goals for your program. Integrate existing and new programs into a comprehensive health and safety management system.
Track the progress of the program, allow room for flexibility or modifications and design it with long-term intentions in mind.
Cultural and Behavioral
Start small with simple goals and progress into a more comprehensive program. From the beginning, build accountability in the program implementation. Communicate often with employees, allowing for feedback and updates in the program's development.
Take advantage of local community resources and connect with them to strengthen your program..
Extend programs to address and engage family members. Measure and analyze the program to gauge success and challenges. The results can be used to modify and adjust future programs.
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