The goal of the general HSE training standard is to ensure that all workers requiring health and safety training in order to complete their duties safely are provided with that training. The success of a comprehensive health and safety program depends heavily on each worker having all the knowledge and skills necessary to do his/her job safely.
In addition, there are certain legal requirements imposed on individuals, supervisors and the company by the Occupational health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations. Each workers training and development program should be based on an education and training needs assessment.
Safety means relative freedom from danger, risk, or threat of harm, injury, or loss to personnel and/or property, whether caused deliberately or by accident. Severe workplace damage or death can alter human lives, it may also have a negative impact on relatives, friends, communities, and colleagues at work. Losses emanating from work-related injuries and sicknesses can aggravate major disasters for the families of the victims. Occupational hazards can cause emotional and physical pains to the victim in addition to major financial burden, it also requires unquantifiable demands on victim’s household.
Workplace safety is the responsibility of everyone in an organization. Companies have legal obligations to meet certain safety requirements, but many go further than the minimum obligations. Safety standards and procedures must be put in place, and everyone needs to follow the standards in order for them to be effective.
Organizations are also dare need of trained safety professionals to implement and enforces these safety standards to ensure reduce workplace hazards to could lead to the loss of lives and properties. Most organizations take safety seriously in order to create a safe workplace that encourages maximum productivity.
Effective safety practices will help organizations achieve the following: