22.1 INTRODUCTION: SCOPE OF THIS CHAPTER
Having management leadership, commitment, involvement, and accountability is an absolute requirement – a sine qua non – to achieve superior results with respect to preventing occupational injuries and illnesses. This chapter will emphasize that fact through comments made on the safety and health management systems in place in organizations that have achieved superior results.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)/American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Z10‐2012 (Z10), the American National Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, is used as a base for discussion. Z10 provides senior management with a well‐conceived concept and action outline for most of the elements needed in a safety and health management system.
Comments will also be made on preventive maintenance and the additional attention now given to addressing hazards and their accompanying risks in the design and redesign processes.
22.1.1 Significance of Management Leadership, Commitment, Involvement, and Accountability and the Culture Management Creates
Many large organizations have achieved and maintained superior safety results as evidenced by their excellent‐in‐class Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ...