An effective safety and health program forms the basis of worker protection and could save the organization valuable time as well as increase productivity. Developing this program may be less daunting if the services of a certified Safety Specialist is sought out.
What Is A Safety Specialist?
Occupational health and safety specialists are certified individuals who work to prevent or reduce occupational hazards. They examine injury reports and look for patterns that pose as potential risk for injuries or illnesses. These professionals test the safety of various work environments and sometimes even go through risky situations in order to discover solutions or preventive measures against injuries and work-related illnesses.
Why Hire a Safety Specialist?
Highly technical tasks commonly involve complex processes which may require professional help in conducting job hazard analyses and this is where the expertise of a certified safety specialist becomes necessary. This may include outside professionals such as the fire department or an insurance company who are not part of the organization. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) also offers online and onsite assistance on managing occupational safety programs via their website or through its regional and local offices.
That being said, it is still important that both management and employees are involved in the identification and correction of hazards since they are the ones involve in accomplishing the tasks being examined. Both parties should also be prepared to implement whatever control measures the safety specialist may recommend.
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