The Truss organization really is in trouble. The Truss organization has had a number of workplace accidents. In addition, employees have reported workplace safety issues to management, OSHA, and the local newspapers. With its reputation and profits at stake, it is imperative that Truss identify and resolve the root cause. In my view, the core problem is that the Truss organization does not have an effective workplace safety and health program. In this paper, I will explain the issue further, provide an analysis of the available information, share alternative viewpoints, and recommend a solution.
II. Explanation of the Issue
There are diverging accounts of what actually transpired. …show more content…
The foreman would not have the expertise to determine whether the machine was safe. This is evidenced by the fact that the shop foreman produced maintenance records in support of his claims that the saw was safe. Instead, safety concerns should be referred to an occupational health and safety specialist or other professional qualified to evaluate workplace safety. As explained by the Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Occupational health and safety specialists are trained to examine equipment for potential safety hazards and must have a bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety or in a related scientific field (Morisi). Presently, Truss’ employee are not addressing their safety concerns to an individual with the necessary qualifications.
Consequently, the safety issues have not been properly investigated or resolved. In turn, the Truss organization continues to experience serious workplace accidents. And, since the issue has not been resolved, the employees have had to resort to reporting the safety concerns and Truss’ failure to take responsibility for them to OSHA and the local …show more content…
The program must include personnel who are qualified to investigate, evaluate, and resolve workplace safety issues. In addition, the program must include well-defined procedures that are accessible to employees and identify to whom safety issues should be reported. The program must educate employees on how to safely operate machinery and the consequences for failing to do so. Finally, the program should promote solutions that not only keep employees safe but that are also cost-effective and reduce lost-time. Employing this strategies will enable Truss Construction Company to have a safe, cost-effective, and productive