The Essentials of an Effective Safety and Health Management System

Instructor: Wayne Ussery
Product ID: 703133
  • Duration: 60 Min

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This training on OSHA compliance will provide you tools and tips on how to develop and maintain an effective safety and health management system. It will cover the essential elements for managing an effective safety system.

Why Should You Attend:

Workplace illnesses, injuries, and fatalities cause immeasurable pain and suffering to employees and their families every day. Recent estimates of workplace illnesses, and injuries put the cost of our nation’s businesses at 170 billion dollars per year in wasteful and preventable expenses. Having an effective safety and health management system/or program, has proven to be an important factor of loss reduction, and cost savings.

This webinar will cover how to develop and maintain an effective safety and health management system or program, the impact of which can be measured by the extent and severity of work-related injuries and illnesses. The webinar will also explain the cost savings of an effective safety and health management system that will in turn exceed the cost of a workplace safety and health management system/or program.

This webinar will also discuss the importance of an effective safety and health management system by the numbers: through data and statistics. The instructor will detail the critical elements of an effective safety and health management system/ or program. And lastly, attendees will learn about some of the obstacles they may face when implementing or maintaining a safety and health management system/or program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identifying, developing, communicating the safety and health policies
  • Demonstrating management’s commitment by instilling accountability
  • Benefits of conducting regular safety and health committees/ meetings
  • Assigning responsibility
  • Integrating safety and health into business practices

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • The Importance of an effective Safety and Health Management System by the numbers:
    • Statistical Data - Bureau of Labor
    • Injury and Illness reports
  • Critical elements of an effective Safety and Health management system
  • Management’s commitment
    • Visible Leadership
  • Employee involvement
    • Why should employees be involved?
    • What can employees do to be involved?
    • What is a Safety Culture?
    • What are the basic elements of a Safety Culture?
  • Worksite analysis
    • What's a worksite analysis and how often should it be done?
    • Four major actions that form the basis from which good hazard prevention and control can develop
    • Catching Hazards that Escape Controls
    • Employee Reports of Hazards
    • Accident/Incident Investigations
    • Trend Analysis
  • Hazard prevention and control
    • After hazards are identified, how can they be prevented and controlled?
    • Engineering Controls
    • Safe Work Practices
    • Administrative Controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • PPE Hazard Assessment and Training
    • Systems to Track Hazard Correction
    • Preventive Maintenance Systems
    • Emergency Preparation
    • Medical Programs
  • Training for Employees, Supervisors and Managers
    • What the hazards are?
    • OSHA considers safety and health training vital to every workplace
    • Who Needs Training?
    • Plan to evaluate the training program when initially designing the training
  • Obstacles to a Successful Safety and Health Program
    • Supervisor Identified Obstacles
    • Employee Identified Obstacles


  • Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
  • Issuance of Voluntary Guidelines
  • OSHA Fact Sheet
  • Number of fatal work injuries, 1992–2012
  • TABLE A-1. Fatal occupational injuries by industry and event or exposure, All U.S., 2012
  • 2012 Workplace Injury and Illness Summary

Who Will Benefit:

  • Employers
  • Business Owners
  • Foremen
  • HR Management
  • Safety and Health Management
  • Safety Directors
  • Safety Managers
  • Safety Supervisors
  • Safety Specialist/Technicians
  • Consultants
  • Emergency Management
  • Security Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Facility Engineers
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Risk Managers
  • Risk/Control Officers

Instructor Profile:

Wayne Ussery, is a Certified Safety & Health Manager, CSHM, with over 20 years of safety and health experience. Mr. Ussery is the owner of Wayne Ussery Consulting, which specializes in Safety and Health Management issues. He is also a Safety and Health Practitioner, SHP, with a variety of working knowledge and experience. Including military service in both The United States Air Force Reserve, of which, he served as a Medical Service Journeyman, and the United States Army which he served as a Medical Corpsman, Emergency Medical Technician, and a Stock Control and Accounting Specialist.

Topic Background:

In 1988, OSHA first published The Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines; Issuance of Voluntary Guidelines. The language in these guidelines is general so that it may be broadly applied in general industry, shipyards, marine terminals, and longshoring activities regardless of the size, nature, or complexity of operations. Construction activities are not addressed here because they are already covered by Subpart C of the Construction standards, 29 CFR Part 1926. The guidelines consist of program elements which represent a distillation of applied safety and health management practices that are used by employers who are successful in protecting the safety and health of their employees. These program elements are advocated by many safety and health professionals and consultants. They were strongly endorsed by individuals, corporations, professional associations, and labor representatives who responded to the OSHA request for comments and information. 53 FR 26790, published on July 15, 1988.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 26, 1989
Over their years of experience with enforcing the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 651 et.seq.). OSHA representatives have noted a strong correlation between the application of sound management practices in the operation of safety and health programs and a low incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses. Where effective safety and health management is practiced, injury and illness rates are significantly less than rates at comparable worksites where safety and health management is weak or non-existent. (See, for example, "DOL Safety Programs Cut Workers Comp Costs." Good News, Oklahoma Department of Labor. October 5, 1988, p.1.; and Michael E. Nave, "Impact of Voluntary Compliance and Compliance Inspection Programs on Experience Rates among Small Employers in California." Doctoral Thesis, Oregon State University, 1987.) As a result of this awareness, OSHA increase emphasis on management practices in several of the Agency's programs. Standards, including notably the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200), began specifically to require management programs. An early OSHA standard requiring safety and health management programs in the construction industry was recently clarified and reaffirmed by the issuance of OSHA Instruction STD 3-1.1. OSHA also instituted programs to encourage voluntary improvement of safety and health management. These included information’s pamphlets and consultation services to assist in the development of management programs for small businesses.

In addition, in 1982 OSHA began to approve worksites with exemplary safety and health management programs for participation in the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). Safety and health practices, procedures, and recordkeeping at participating worksites have been carefully evaluated and monitored by OSHA. These VPP worksites generally have lost-workday case rates that range from on-fifth to one-third the rates experienced by average worksites (Unpublished statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA 1988).

OSHA Reports:

Good for Workers: Every day, 12 workers are killed on the job and more than 9,000 workers suffer a serious job-related injury. Injury and Illness prevention programs will save lives and prevent injuries daily.
Good for Businesses: For every dollar spent on an Injury and Illness Prevention Program, an employer can expect up to six times a return on its investment.
Good for America: Studies have shown that a direct correlation exists between a company’s performance in safety and its subsequent performance in productivity and financial results. Injury and Illness Prevention Programs will help American businesses remain competitive in a global market.

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