Beyond establishing the safety committee, management also plays an important role in maintaining a safety culture within the operation.

The management's responsibilities for a safety committee should include:


  • Establishing a committee of five to seven employees.
  • Ensuring that the group represents pro-duction, office person-nel and management, with the greatest representation from high-risk areas.
  • Setting the commit-tee's policies, guide-lines, goals, responsi-bilities and authority.
  • Introducing the committee company-wide; keeping people informed.
  • Measuring the committee's success and impact on the organization.
  • Providing necessary training.
  • Reviewing safety incentives.
  • Most importantly, promptly acting on any committee recommendations.