Indicators of Management Commitment
Studies indicate that companies with strong top management
commitment to the safety and health take strong leadership and
management action. Below are a number of critical indicators of
management commitment. Survey your company's management system
to determine the status of each indicator below:
- There is a written safety policy.
- There are written safety goals and objectives.
- Written strategies and tactics (plans) for achieving safety objectives are in place.
- Managers provide safety budgets, staffing, and facilities for meetings.
- Managers participate in executing safety plans.
- Managers monitor and periodically evaluates the safety program.
- Managers and supervisors set an example of good safety practices, e.g., wearing personal protective equipment.
- Managers and supervisors are held accountable for safety performance, e.g., pay/promotions are partially dependent on safety.
- Top managers receive and respond to safety committee recommendations.
- Supervisors and managers personally conduct safety audits and inspections.
- There are specific procedures for ensuring that accident investigations result in identification and timely implementation of countermeasures and the procedures are reviewed by management.
- Managers attend safety meetings.
- Management representatives are members of the safety committee.
- Managers regularly attend safety activities outside the company.