Safety Management Case Study

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Safety Management Practice in Small and Medium Enterprises in India
Introduction

According to business dictionary, organisation safety and health management is a organized efforts and procedures for identifying hazards and reducing accidents and exposure to harmful situations and substances in the workplace (Business dictionary health and safety management). It also includes training of personnel in accident prevention, accident response, emergency preparedness, and use of protective clothing and equipment. Safety and health management may also protect family of employee, customers, employers and other stakeholders which could effects by the workplace environment. Recently safety and health management is so important since the common-law
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Thus, the the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs by Abraham Maslow is closely related to the safety management in small and medium enterprises. This theory refer to the motivation theory of human which had received wide recognition, particularly among the practicing of managers in the organisation to ensure that the safety needs is able to motivate the employees to have higher productivity or better performance in workplace. This theory focus on different hierarchy of human needs which refer to the physiological, safety, social, esteem and self-actualisation. Any absence of these factors will lead to dissatisfaction of employees and increase in turnover rate which directly affect the company…show more content…
Minor injuries are quite common in the SMEs, although employees not consider minor injuries as a big deal, but it could lead to big impact of the organization eventually if not take any action of it. To prevent tragedies that brings losses to the organization and the society, the guarantee of the safety and health of the workplace is not only the responsibilities of employer but also the employees. Both parties should cooperate with the relevant departments of law enforcement agencies (i.e. DOSH and NIOSH) by keeping updated of complying and follow the specific rules, standard and policies to avoid losses. They should also report and giving feedback to the department and agencies as well as requesting for inspection and audit when necessary and periodically. The assurance of the safety and health in the working environment not only increase the productivity and profitability of the organization but also create and build a more harmonic household, organization, society and

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