The main goal of a safety and health program is to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, as well as the suffering and financial hardship these events can cause your workers, their families, and the employer. Through the work of your Safety Committee and its members along with the involvement of your organizations employee’s you can and will make your organization a safer place to work. Empowering staff to speak up about potential hazards will create a culture of safety where everyone benefits. Begin with a basic program and grow from there. Identify goals and focus on achieving them. Monitor your performance, evaluate the outcomes and make the necessary adjustments to achieve your goals. A commitment to safety starts from the top and works its way down to the general staff. Having a strong Safety Policy that clearly defines your organizations commitment to safety and acting in accordance with that policy demonstrates your commitment to creating a safer work place for everyone. An effective safety program will:
A monthly conference call that allows an opportunity for members to discuss with their peers safety related issues and concerns, available resources and trainings, and employer solutions to common problems.
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