The Supervisor/Manager’s Role in Occupational Health and Safety for Employees

Authored by: Herman Koren , Alma Mary Anderson

Management and Supervisory Practices for Environmental Professionals

Print publication date:  February  2021
Online publication date:  February  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367647049
eBook ISBN: 9781003133100
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781003133100-9

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Abstract

When you have successfully completed this lesson, you should:

Know the purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the effect of this act on various working situations.

Know some general factors relating to the causes of accident/incidents.

Understand the occupational/vocational accident/incident problem, various factors that cause them, and how they might be prevented.

Know the substantial costs of accident/incidents and recognize that competent supervision/management can reduce them and therefore reduce their costs.

Know how to conduct an accident/incident investigation.

Recognize the existence and need for safety rules.

Know the components and operation of a safety program.

Understand the role of the supervisor/manager in initiating and carrying out a safety program.

Recognize the problems of security in an organization and know some techniques for dealing with them.

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