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The Workplace Safety Procedure provide methods for the evaluation and maintenance of a safe working environment. The workplace safety procedures ensures there are proper methods for handling injuries and define subsequent reporting requirements.
The prevention of occupationally induced injuries and illnesses is a management priority and will be given precedence in all operational matters. The company should not knowingly allow unsafe conditions to exist, or permit employees to participate in unsafe activities. The Workplace Safety Procedures apply to all employees and departments of your company. (32 page, 9362 words)
Workplace Safety Responsibilities:
The CFO (Chief Financial Officer) should examine and certify the annual summary of work-related injuries and illness report.
The Human Resources Manager should act as the company’s designated Safety Coordinator and be responsible for implementing and maintaining the company’s safety program as well as inspecting supplies in the first aid kit.
The Purchasing Agent should be responsible for obtaining and updating MSDS’s and is responsible for replenishing supplies in the first aid kit.
Workplace Safety Definitions:
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – a detailed information bulletin prepared by the manufacturer or importer of a chemical that describes the physical and chemical properties, physical and health hazards, routes of exposure, precautions for safe handling and use, emergency and first-aid procedures, and control measures.
ANSI – stands for the American National Standards Institute which is non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. standardization assessment system including certification efforts of third-party manufacturers to ensure conformance with industry standards.
A safe work environment should be everyone’s goal. Accordingly, all employees are encouraged to evaluate their work methods and areas for potential safety hazards and/or ideas for improving workplace safety. Employees with ideas for accident prevention should complete a safety suggestion sheet and review with their project manager and forward to the company’s Safety Coordinator for follow-up.
The OSHA Job Safety & Health Protection poster will be displayed on the company’s bulletin board as a reminder to all employees of the importance of worksite safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) is designed to ensure that your company provides safe and healthful working conditions for your employees.
Your employee policies and procedures should address HR compliance issues like OSHA recordkeeping. The OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor helps employers and those responsible for organizational safety and health quickly determine:
To help you determine what action(s) to take, the OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor leads you through an online questionnaire. This Advisor is one of a series of online compliance assistance products from OSHA.
The elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisor is developed by DOL to help employers and employees understand federal HR employment laws. For a complete list of elaws Advisors, visit the elaws web site. To learn more about DOL’s occupational safety and health program, visit the OSHA web site.