The OH&S Policy of Riverside Electric is specifically designed to orient various stakeholders of the organization on the crucial standards and procedures that provide specific guidelines to prevent falls in the work setting; particularly focusing on general falls (walks and walking surface) and the use of the ladder and scaffolding . The organization is committed to ensure that the workplace abides by the standards posed by OSHA in terms of safety and avoiding injuries through falls.
The policy is designed in a straightforward structure using comprehensible language that would be clearly understood by employees from different demographic and cultural orientations. Likewise, the contents would be reviewed and evaluated annually to ensure applicability, relevance, and appropriateness .
The key people who are noted as responsible for the accountability in enforcing the policies are the President, Paul Gangloff, Jr. and the Human Resource Manager.
- Implementation and maintaining
Implementation and maintenance of adherence to the OH&S Policy of Riverside Electric is governed by the Human Resource Manager with regular performance evaluation review which is needed for updates and continuous improvement. Proposed updates to the Policy would be subject to the review and approval of the President.
- Documenting (and control):
Proper documentation and control is ensured through a paper trail that includes the following documents: Performance Evaluation Results for the Training Conducted, Accident Evaluation Form for Riverside Electric, and the performance evaluation of accidents or injuries sustained during the month. These documents would be duly signed and reviewed by the Human Resource Manager, as well as approved by the President.
The OH&S Policy is to be communicated to all personnel through orientation and training. Newly hired personnel will undergo orientation on their respective roles and responsibilities in the organization and the policies on health and safety would be integrated within their orientation module. The Human Resource Manager would assign training personnel and HR staff to do the needed orientation. Likewise, a compendium on the OH&S Policy would always be available in the office of the Human Resource Manager and extra copies would be disseminated during the orientation for review of the personnel.
- Purpose and structure:
The purpose of the management review of OH&S Policy of Riverside Electric is to ensure that the policy is continuously suitable, adequate, and effective . The management review would be structured and documented through using performance evaluation forms; internal audit; and regular external audits from organizations such as OSHA.
- Goals of the management review:
The goals of the management review would be to ensure that the OH&S Policy of Riverside Electric continue to serve the purpose of ensuring safety in the work setting through the prevention of falls.
- Ensure the review provides guidance on evaluating the overall:
The review would ensure that the results disclosed from various evaluation results would be used to improve weaknesses that were noted, to correct any deficiencies, and to propose preventive measures that would strengthen currently designed policies.
- Performance with a commitment to continuously improve the process:
The management review is undertaken on a regular basis to ensure commitment to adherence on safety standards posed in the OH&S Policy of Riverside Electric. Likewise, the management review evidently indicates dedication of the President and the governing officers (Human Resource Manager and supervisors) to evaluate adherence to policies that would prevent falls.
- Records and documentation requirements:
The records and documentation requirements would include the following: (1) results of performance evaluation; (2) results of internal audits; (3) results of external audits (OSHA); (4) any updated documents of complaints from various stakeholders; (5) results of actions undertaken regarding complaints from management and external parties involved; (6) previous management reviews that detail actions taken on crucial concerns.
Management Review. (2014)
Occupational Health & Safety Policy. (2014)
Safety and Health Written Policy: Riverside Electric. (2013)