Definition of Terms:
Accident – an unplanned, undesired event that may result in harm to people, damage to property or loss to process. Near miss or near accident – an incident resulting in neither an injury nor property damage. Hazard – is any existing or potential condition in the workplace that by interacting with other variables, can result in death, injuries, property damage, and other losses. Hazard control –involves developing a program to recognize, evaluate, and eliminate (or at least reduce ) the destructive effects of hazards arising from human errors and from conditions in the workplace. Loss control - is accident prevention, achieved through a complete safety and health hazard control program. Loss control involves preventing employee injuries, occupational illnesses, and accidental damage to the company’s property. It also includes preventing injuries, illnesses, and property damage that may involve visitors and the public. Responsibility – is having to answer to higher management for activities and results. Authority- the right to correct, command, and determine the courses of action. Delegation – the sharing authority and responsibility with others. Even though we delegate responsibility, we cannot be completely relieved of it. Accountability – an active measurement taken by management to ensure compliance with standards. Safety Management:
Safety Management will help us understand our safety responsibilities, take positive actions to prevent accidents, and give you a way of measuring how well we perform our safety duties. As a necessary part of the management process, hazard control is made up of safety audits and evaluation, sound operating and design procedure, operator training, inspection and testing programs, and effective communication regarding hazards and their control. A hazard control program coordinates shared responsibility among departments and underscores the interrelationships among workers,...
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