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.

  1. Safety in Teams: Fostering a Culture of Safety (MindTools).
  2. General information from the National Safety Council.
  3. General information on safety from Washington State, including Spanish language documents.
  4. For various safety topics (from OSHA).
This entry was posted in Manage the Individual and Team and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s