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7 Elements of an Off-the-Job Safety Management System

Administrative and Management (Champions) 1) Management Leadership and Commitment Senior management must demonstrate a strong, genuine, continuous and personal commitment to success by establishing, implementing and living the program.

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Administrative and Management (Champions)

  • 1) Management Leadership and Commitment
    Senior management must demonstrate a strong, genuine, continuous and personal commitment to success by establishing, implementing and living the program.
     
  • 2) Organizational Communications and System Documentation
    All plans and procedures must be in writing and considered as important as any on-the-job safety program.
     
  • 3) Evaluations and Continuous Improvement
    A formal system of program tracking, evaluation, improvement, and accountability must be created and implemented. The system should be improved and adapted as needed.

Operational and Technical (Process)

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  • 4) Hazard Recognition and Evaluation
    A system of identifying, evaluating and recording off-the-job safety hazards must be established, and updated and adjusted on a regular basis. 

Cultural and Behavioral (People)

  • 5) Employee Involvement
    In order to have meaningful employee involvement, there must be visible and frequent evidence of management leadership and commitment.
     
  • 6) Motivation, Behavior and Attitude
    Management must demonstrate a genuine openness and response to employee ideas and suggestions, and must develop an effective and appropriate recognition program.
     
  • 7) Training and Orientation
    Employers must offer adequate training as well as consistent and effective communication to employees, their families and the community.