It’s essential to involve workers in all aspects of the program. By making sure workers are participating and sharing their input, you improve the ability to recognize the presence and causes of workplace hazards. It also creates a sense of ownership, improves their perception of how the program works, and helps in keeping the program over time.
Providing these opportunities include:
• Developing and setting goals for the program;
• Reporting hazards and developing solutions;
• Evaluating program performance and identifying ways to improve it;
• Training current coworkers and new hires;
• Taking part in exposure monitoring and medical surveillance associated with health hazards.
Source: OSHA, 2016.
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