Every boss has the responsibility of ensuring each staff member’s safety. High risk occupations (e.g. construction, fleets, or manufacturing) should ideally have a dedicated safety professional overseeing a formal safety program. A good boss partners with the safety professional and helps balance between the business needs and the safety requirements, many of which are governed by law (see OSHA –Occupational Safety & Health Administration). Disregard for safety that results in injuries or death can make the boss personally liable.
- Safety in Teams: Fostering a Culture of Safety (MindTools).
- General information from the National Safety Council.
- General information on safety from Washington State, including Spanish language documents.
- For various safety topics (from OSHA).