Making the Business Case For Workplace Health & Safety Investments
It’s easy to get focused on immediate safety goals in your workplace, such as giving safety orientations to workers you’ve just hired, complying with new requirements in the OHS laws that are about to take effect and simply keeping the OHS program operating effectively.
But setting long-term environmental, health and safety (EHS) goals can have a much bigger impact on your workplace’s overall safety performance and culture. For example, in 1995, Dow Chemical set EHS goals it wanted to attain by 2005. The company drastically improved its EHS performance and attained nearly all of these goals. The initiative not only contributed billions to Dow’s bottom line, but also improved employee morale, enhanced the company’s industry standing and helped it attract and retain top talent. This special report a looks at a case study from the Campbell Institute on Dow’s approach and its success as well as how it followed up those initial goals.
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Writing & Implementing an OHS Policy Statement Compliance Game Plan
An OHS Policy is something just about all companies have. And there’s a good reason for that: The OHS laws require you to have one. The OHS laws also say that the OHS policy must be a living, breathing document that people at the company actually refer to, review and modify as circumstances warrant. So, if your OHS policy is just lying around gathering dust, you’re running the risk of liability. Perhaps more importantly, you’re omitting to take a vital step in ensuring that your company has a vibrant safety culture. Here’s a look at the legal requirements governing OHS policies and how to comply with them.
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