By Ethan Davis
A company that attempts to prevent accidents without a definite guiding policy, one that is planned, publicized, and promoted, will find it difficult to prevent accidents. If Management wants acceptable safe performance, it must first write a safety policy statement. This policy statement should be brief, to the point, and define Management’s attitude.
In order for your safety policy statement to be effective, you must clearly communicate it to all your employees by both explanation and by example.
Your policy statement should be typed and displayed within your place of business at a prominent location for employ-ees and the general public to observe.
The company policy statement should be reviewed with all employees, and they should sign a document indicating they have read and understand the company safety policy statement.