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This Paper is copyright COSHEs Reports on the Net wwwcoshecomTitle 14 ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL SAFETY HEALTH PROGRADescription 14 ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL SAFETY HEALTH PROGRAM Element 1 Hazard Recognition Evaluation and Control Establishing and maintaining safe and healthful conditions required indenifing h14 ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL SAFETY HEALTH PROGRAM Element 1 Hazard Recognition Evaluation and ControlEstablishing and maintaining safe and healthful conditions required indenifing hazards evaluating their pontential effects developing ways to eliminate or control them andplanning action prioritiesThis process is the essence of successful safety and health managementElement 2Workplace Design and Engineering Safety and health issues are most easily and economically addressed when facilitiesprocesses and equipment are being designed Organizations must incorporate safetyinto workplace design production processes and selectionThey also need to evaluate and modify or replace exisiting processes equipment and facilities to make them saferWe explore how the design and function of the workplace can complement safety and health goals minimize exposure to hazards and promote safe practicesElement 3 Safety Performance Management As in all areas of operations standards must be set for safety performance They should reflect applicable regulatory requirements additional voluntary guidelines and best business practices We describe how managers supervisors and employeescan be made responsible and held accountable for meeting standards within theircontrol We look at how job performance appraisals can reflect performance in safetyand health as well as in other areasElement 4 Regulatory Compliance Management The Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA the Mine Safety andHealth Administration MSHA and state safety and health agencies establishand enforce safety and health regulationsOther agencies such as the EnvironmentalProtection Agency also issue and enforce regulations relating to safety and health in the United States We discuss key aspects of international regulations in the EuropeanUnion Canada and Mexico Staying informed about and complying with regulationsare essential goals of safety and health programsWe also look briefly at conducting regulatory compliance inspectionsElement 5 Occupational Health Occupational health programs range
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