Building a safety program is essential to a strong safety culture. But just having a program isn’t enough if it’s not monitored. Monitoring is where the rubber meets the road.
Implementing continuous improvement processes and quarterly reviews (at least) of the program, will help ensure that the program is working the way it should.
Seek out feedback from employees, OSHA Voluntary Program coordinators, and a third party safety consultant. Having centralized processes that are regularly monitored can save companies from bad hires, questionable workers compensation claims, and unnecessary accidents.