Using the Plan-Do-Can-Act (PDCA) model we have discussed, you will develop a safety and health implementation plan. The plan will be compiled in phases during the next four units. In Unit VII, you will reference this information to develop a PowerPoint presentation, which will serve as your course project. In this assignment, you are in the planning (P) phase of the implementation. You will develop a safety management implementation plan, which will include a safety and health policy statement. Continuing with the scenario introduced in Unit II (review Unit II PowerPoint assignment in the syllabus), you have just received notice from upper management that they are ready to move forward with the implementation of a safety management system. As the safety expert at the company, you have been tasked with leading the development and implementation process. As you are in the initial phase of your project, you recognize the importance of compiling an implementation plan. Using the information you have covered in Units I, II, and III and the supplemental documentation, prepare an action plan for your safety management system. Your plan should include the following elements: a written safety and health policy statement, three clearly defined occupational safety and health (OSH) objectives, performance criteria roles and responsibilities (i.e., what is to be done, by whom, and when), and the strategies on how measurement criteria for confirming the objectives are achieved. Your action plan should be two to three pages. Be sure to use at least one additional scholarly source (such as an academic article from the CSU Online Library and/or a government safety source such as OSHA) besides your textbook as a reference for your assignment. All sources must be cited and referenced according to APA standards. Be creative!
As a recent graduate of the Columbia Southern University Safety and Emergency Services program, you have just been hired as the occupational safety and health (OSH) manager for a company who is currently taking a traditional approach to safety management. Having recently completed the Integrated Safety Management Systems course, you realize the value of implementing a safety management system and want to help your company manage safety more effectively. After several requests, you have finally been given an opportunity to present your case to senior-level management. Your new manager has informed you that the company is uninterested in changing direction, and you are wasting your time. Since you may not get this opportunity again, and you are only being provided 30 minutes, you must make the sale!