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Some Problems for Safety Leadership

Graham Marshall - Saturday, July 06, 2013

Safety leadership is recognized as being one of the most important aspects of a successful safety culture in any business.

Safety leadership involves leading from the top.

It involves demonstrating a commitment through behaviours and actions that send a message to workers that the organization and its leaders are serious about managing risk.

But EHS audits commonly identify six issues leaders often overlook.

These problems include the following:

1. Insufficient training for persons in the following key areas:

• Lack of control of hazardous substances;

• lack of control over manual handling operations;

• Poor emergency response planning;

• Inadequate provision, use and re-enforcement of the requirement to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); and

• Lack of, or poorly written Procedures (SOPs) for high risk tasks.

2. Inadequate Health and Safety Committee;

3. EHS Induction Manuals not updated to reflect the new legislative changes;

4. Lack of risk assessments across all areas of the workplace;
5. Workers not adhering to health and safety policies and procedures; and

6. Persons engaged in advising management on health and safety matters lack industry experience, expertise and qualifications.

Demonstrating leadership and commitment to EHS improvement ensures that everyone is clear about their EHS responsibilities.

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