Vishwaswatwe
Qaltiy Management System As Well As Soft
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Dear Friends,
Who is responsible for safety of employees and Safety training?
Is it the HR manager or the Admin Manager or who else?
Please be specific if it varies from industry to industry.
Regards
Abdul

From India, Madras
The Chief Executive of the organisation has the final accountability for safety of employees.Training is also a tool of making them aware of the safety aspects.But he delegates it to the Occupier of the factory who is answerable to the Chief Executive.The Safety Department has safety officers as per the provisions of Factories Act,1948.The accidents are notified as per statuatory requirement to the Factories Department by the Occupier.This apart,the ownership of safety lies with each employee(his psychological aspects considered) & the Safety Department.In case of contractual employees,the safety is the responsibility of the contractor also.So it is acollective effort.But primary responsibility lies with the individual himself as his unsafe acts are likely to cause accidents leading to injuries(first aid,non-reportable accidents,lost-time injuries,temporary/permanent disabilityor even fatal accident).It has been established that almost 80% of accidents are due to unsafee act.A mere 25 are due to unaccountable causes(Act of God),the rest being unsafe condition.Psychological factor is the behavioural part dealing with ego,adventurism,taking a short cut,not following safe procedure,not following superior's instructions,trying to achieve targets at any cost etc).Most of the organisations have a well laid down Safety Policy.
From India, Visakhapatnam
Hi Martensite, Are you a metallurgist by any chance? your name prompts me to ask you this question. Vishwas H Watwe
From India, Aurangabad
Hi vishwaswatwe, You are correct.I am with rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd,Visakhapatnam working in the Safety Engg Deptt.
From India, Visakhapatnam
Dear Abdul, I think its joint reponsibility of all departments' HOD to aware thier team members regarding safety.safety officer or safety department of company is accoutable for it.
From India, Ahmadabad
Dear Abdul,
Overall responsibility of Employee health and safety belongs to the Owner or his nominated official like CEO/ MD/Executive Director vice- versa. However , if the Company/Organization has a separate Employee Safety Management Department, then it is the responsibility of the Chief Safety Officer. But where there is no such separate section, Manager Administration is supposed to look after the employee safety issues.
Thanks

From Bangladesh, Dhaka
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