Health & safety organizations that serve complex plant and field operations face increasingly difficult challenges to their mission. Economic conditions have caused budget cutbacks and diminished staffing resources for H&S support functions, even as senior management seeks to improve workplace injury rates and other safety-related metrics that cause productivity losses.
H&S managers can use the information in this document to improve their structures, clearly designate roles and responsibilities and to craft training so that their operations delivers strong safety performance within tight budget restraints.
This 16-page document consists of research highlights identified during extensive interviews with H&S executives from ten companies. It includes key findings (with three examples listed below), as well as the following special features:
* Lessons Learned Matrix (with top three lessons)
* Top H&S Management Challenges
* Best Practices Sharing Techniques
Sample Key Findings
1. A select few H&S organizations demonstrate very high levels of efficiency compared to the rest of the benchmark class due to efficient delegation of tasks.
2. Demanding work hours contribute to the risk of burnout, costly turnover and diminished oversight of H&S staff.
3. Efficiency and effectiveness can be achieved by instilling safety as an inextricable part of the performance of one’s job tasks.
This research originated from a Best Practices, LLC research and consulting project.