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Safety program practices in record-holding plants.
Cleveland-R; Cohen-HH; Smith-MJ; Cohen-A
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 79-136, 1979 Mar; :1-120
Safety program practices of five manufacturing facilities with 1974 National Safety Council recognition for man hours worked without a disabling injury were surveyed. Three of the survey participants were chemical facilities, one was a textile facility, and one was a manufacturer of photoflash consumer products. Each facility responded to an extensive questionnaire, allowed interviews with company management and production workers, and hosted site visits by a team of safety professionals. Survey findings corroborate and extend those of two previous safety performance studies. These findings include the prevalence of such characteristics as a strong management commitment to safety, efficient hazard identification, engineering controls, job safety training, safety evaluation programs designed to anticipate and control hazards, an effective employee involvement program, and a safety program that is integrated into the larger management system and is designed to deal with safety as an intrinsic part of facility operation.
NIOSH-Author; Chemicals-and-allied-products; Textile-mill-products; Electric-lamps; Safety-engineering; Industrial-health; Safety-measures
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 79-136
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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