Building a workplace safety culture requires collaboration among employers, management, and the whole work team. That is why Washington state’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) requires all businesses to have a safety plan (WAC) in place specific to each of their locations as the foundation of building the safety culture.
An Accident Prevention Program (APP) that is prepared thoroughly and updated frequently is the first step to each work location’s sustainable safety culture. It is important to note that one of the most cited items by L&I’s Division of Safety and Health is when businesses do not have an APP or an updated plan in place specific to their current business operations.
The good news is that WR has been developing a unique tool to help make it easier for its members to create or update an Accident Prevention Program (APP). We are looking for businesses to help us “test drive” this app and would appreciate your feedback. You can find eAPP here.
It’s the beginning of a New Year and a great time to pay attention to some of these details that may have been placed on the back-burner during the last holiday season.
Rick Means, Director of Safety and Education, is available to help members draw up safety plans and suggest topics for safety meetings. Contact Rick at 360-943-9198, Ext. 118 or [email protected].