How Leaders Define Safety Goals and Objectives

How Leaders Define Safety Goals and Objectives

Leaders Define Safety Goals and Objectives

Leaders understand the necessity of establishing general long-term goals and specific operational objectives, management sets expectations for managers, supervisors, and workers and for the program overall. The goals and objectives should focus on specific actions that will improve workplace safety and health. To establish goals, management should:

  • Establish realistic goals for improving safety and health. Goals emphasizing injury and illness prevention should be included rather than focusing on injury and illness rates.
  • Develop specific operational objectives that describe how safety and health goals will be measured and achieved.
  • Assign tasks and responsibilities to particular people, setting time frames, and determining resource needs.
  • Integrate goals, objectives, and related assignments into an overall strategic safety and health plan.
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