Human resources professionals play an important role in ensuring employee health and safety, as they know the workplace, the employees and their job demands. While human resources professionals are not expected to know the technical aspects of workplace health and safety, they should know when and how to use existing resources to respond to employee concerns.
In many organizations, health and safety responsibilities are within the human resources department. In order to meet these responsibilities, human resources professionals must:
• Understand the health and safety responsibilities of employers, managers, supervisors and employees within the organization;
• Implement personnel management policies to ensure that everyone in the workplace is aware of his/her responsibilities;
• Establish effective ways of meeting health and safety responsibilities; and
• Ensure that employees fulfill their health and safety responsibilities as outlined in the organizational policies and programs.
Health and safety in human resources management practices should include:
• Preventing work related injuries and illnesses;
• Fostering a workplace safety culture in which employees and their supervisors work together to ensure workplace safety;
• Establishing administrative procedures that encourage employees to report unsafe conditions and unsafe practices to their supervisors without fear of being disciplined
Three Sixty Safety will work with your human resources team to train and develop a safety system that works for your company.
Our Goal: Everyone Goes Home Safe…Every Day!