The goal of a Health and Safety Program is the development of a long term plan that is successful in reducing injuries in the workplace. Effective management of worker safety and health protection is crucial in reducing the numbers and severity of workplace illnesses and injuries. To be effective, such management must include:

  • Methods to identify and understand all hazards, real and potential
  • Prevention or control of hazards so workers are not exposed or minimize exposure.

Good management also results in prevention or control of employee exposures to toxic substances or other unhealthful conditions which can produce work-related illnesses. Better management systems will produce lower costs, higher productivity, reduced waste and improved employee morale.

The four major elements of an effective health and safety program are:

  1. Management Commitment and Employee Involvement
  2. Worksite Analysis
  3. Hazard Prevention and Control
  4. Safety and Health Training

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