Getting Health and Safety Commitment: Where and How to Start

Getting Health and Safety Commitment: Where and How to Start

Part 2 of Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers
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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:35am


Reality has set in. You are the new plant safety person and it’s time to start moving forward with figuring out how to become the capable and informed safety person that your plant needs.

 As we talked about in our first post in this ongoing series:

“…. you do not have to go it alone. Recognize that the same management principles and practices that apply to plant production, operating costs, and quality systems also apply to safety. For instance, where supervisors enforce operating rules, they also enforce safety rules; where they solve production problems, they can assist in solving safety problems; quality issues may also identify safety issues, and so on.”

The supervisors mentioned above have significant influence in the organization. However don’t forget about the person that has the most influence in an organization--the plant manager. In order for you to succeed in your new role and improve plant safety, you need to ensure you have commitment from the plant manager or whoever is the highest ranking person at the plant location.

Read this post and the rest of the series on the Antea Group blog.

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