Safety needs management at the same level as all other aspects of your business. When you treat safety procedures as separate entities, they lose their importance in the structure of your business.
James Kendrick, Safety Consultant, Speaker and Trainer for Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC explains, “Management does not need to do anything special to improve the integration of occupational safety, health, and the environment into the business realm, you should P.O.L.I.C.E. your safety program.”
The acronym P.O.L.I.C.E. stands for Plan, Organize, Lead, Inspect, Correct, Evaluate, and incorporates the following:
Plan for safety, health, and the environment in all you do.
Organize your safety, health, and environmental plans so they are in sync with your business obligations.
Always lead by example.
Regularly look for hazardous situations that could occur and provide corrective action.
Be the commander when it comes to correcting these situations and coach safe activity and performance.
Ask, “How is the program or system functioning?” Evaluate and develop solutions to continually improve.
If you are looking for a method for planning out your safety management, try out P.O.L.I.C.E. and contact us for a free consultation. We will move you towards a safer working environment.