Business Essay

4168 Words Mar 31st, 2014 17 Pages
Why Safety is important
There are many reasons for which managers concern about safety and accident prevention, the utmost important one of this is the staggering number of workplace accidents. On 24 April 2013, an eight-story commercial building, Rana Plaza, collapsed in Savar, in the Greater Dhaka Area, the capital of Bangladesh. The search for the dead ended on 13 May with the death toll of 1,129. Approximately 2,500 injured people were rescued from the building alive. Statistics is actually underestimating the real number of injuries and illness by many times.
However, injuries are just not the problems in dangerous industries like construction. For instance, manufacturers of computers and computer peripherals experiences reportable
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For example, DuPont’s accident rate has been much lower than that of the chemical industry as a whole historically. Organizational commitment to safety is partly contributes to this good safety record.
What Top Management can do? Safety policies generates from the top management. Ideally, “Safety is an integral part of the system, woven into management proficiency and a part of everyone’s day to day responsibilities. The employer should institutionalize top management’s obligation with a safety plan and publicize it. Safety matters should be given high priority in the meeting.
One cannot consider Safety is just a case of legal conformity or humanitarianism; in fact it is beyond that. Particular Study based on two organization shows that payment for safety activities by themselves work out as direct savings of workers’ compensation expenses over 4 years.
The Supervisor’s role in Safety While inspecting was done on a site where workers installing pipes in a 4 foot trench, an OSHA inspector cited employer for violating the rule requi4ring employers to have a “stairway, ramp, ladder or other safe means of egress” in deep trench excavations. Workers needed a quick way out in the event when the trench caved in.
In most cases, the employer bears the first and foremost in charge for safety and the local supervisor is made responsible for day to day inspections. However, in

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