Course Features

Lectures 0
Quizzes 0
Duration 4 hour
Students 100

Enrolled: 0 student

Course Time:4 hour

Free

INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY MANAGEMENT

0 student

INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Introduction to Safety Management

 

 

Introduction

According to the OSHA Act every employer has a legal obligation to furnish employment (work) and a place of employment (workplace) free from known hazards that could cause serious injury or death.

This course is designed to give you some ideas to help meet that obligation and apply effective management principles to the function of workplace safety. The ultimate goal is to help you understand these principles so that it affects your thinking, beliefs, decision and finally your actions to improve your company’s safety management system and leadership culture.

Safety is smart business!

If you want to reduce the costs and risks associated with workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities, you should place as much emphasis on safety and health in your workplace as you do on other management issues such as production, sales, transportation and quality control. The old phrase, “Safety First”, may sound nice, but in reality, safety is more effective if it’s thought to be a priority. In a highly competitive environment priorities can change rapidly. To survive, a company must both produce and be safe. Turn safety into a core value that never changes. Change “Safety First” to “Safety Only.”

“Safety Only” emphasizes the idea that it’s fine to produce as hard and fast as you can, as long as you can do it safely. High productivity is desired, but if a safety hazard or practice is discovered that might cause serious physical harm or death, it should be corrected immediately, even if that means shutting down production. That’s commitment to safety!

The Eight Elements of a Safety Management System

In this course, each of the modules will discuss one of OSHAcademy’s eight elements of an effective Safety Management System (SMS). Each of the elements listed below are critical to the success of the SMS.

  1. Commitment and Leadership
  2. Accountability
  3. Safety Involvement
  4. Safety Communications
  5. Hazard Identification & Control
  6. Accident Investigation
  7. Education and Training
  8. Continuous Improvement

Getting Started

  • Study the elements of an effective safety and health program covered in this course, and come up with a plan to suit your individual workplace.
  • Decide exactly what you want to accomplish, and determine what steps are necessary to achieve your goals.
  • Some of the elements may already exist, needing only minor changes to make them more effective.
  • Next, plan how and when each step will be carried out and who will do it. If your company has a safety committee, its members can be a great help in this effort.
  • Put the plan in writing. It’s smart to put your plan in writing so everyone can read it and get involved.

Modules

To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Commitment and Leadership
  2. Accountability
  3. Safety Involvement
  4. Safety Communications
  5. Hazard Identification & Control
  6. Accident Investigation
  7. Safety Education
  8. Continuous Improvement

 

0.00 average based on 0 ratings

5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Free
Skip to toolbar