Management & Employee Involvement

The key to success, according to employers, is when managers model safe and healthy behaviors. From top to bottom, health and safety is something that should be emphasized each and every day. Success is achieved when employees and managers jointly develop policies, programs, and practices.

It has to start from the top-down. Everybody has to be on board, whether it’s the enforcement of it or managers just doing their job, walking around the shop, checking things out. They need to be doing it safely too, otherwise you won’t have buy-in from everyone else.

—Luke Larson, Machine Shop Supervisor, ALMACO

A direct reflection of the safety culture here made so much sense to me, that I have made it part of my lifestyle. It has changed my lifestyle.

—Marty Thomas, Project Coordinator/Manager, Norland International

Related Resources

Web Links
NIOSH Total Worker Health: Let’s Get Started! A web portal to help practitioners get started with Total Worker Health. Information and tools on how to integrate health protection and health promotion practices, policies and systems is featured.

Ideas You Can Implement Right Now to Integrate Health Protection and Health Promotion: Examples of simple ways you can begin to integrate safety, health, and well-being.

A Worksheet to Help You Get Started on Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Creating a Safety Culture: OSHA Fact Sheet on creating a strong safety culture.

Safety & Health Culture: Basic elements of a safety and health culture with criteria aimed to reduce accidents and create a positive work environment. Part of OSHA’s Safety & Health Management Systems eTool.

Management Leadership: Actions recommended by OSHA to ensure management leadership is in place for protecting workers against occupational safety and health hazards.

Safety & Health Management Systems eTool: Components required for making a safety and health system operate effectively.

Employee Involvement: Highlights advantages of getting employees involved in safety and health protection for creating a workplace of shared responsibility for protection.

Sample Policies: Sample policies from small businesses to larger organizations.

Total Worker Health Topics In-Depth: Supplementary video series where experts and small business industry leaders share their expertise, tips, and experiences on important topics related to Total Worker Health.

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