Components of a safety management system

Components of a safety management system

The components of a safety management system may vary depending on the industry and the size of the organization, but typically include:


Safety policy and objectives: A written statement outlining the organization’s commitment to safety and the goals it aims to achieve.
• Hazard identification and risk assessment: A process for identifying workplace hazards and assessing their risk to worker health and safety.
• Safety planning and implementation: A process for developing and implementing safety programs and procedures to control workplace hazards.
• Safety training and education: A program for providing education and training to workers and management on safety issues.
Safety performance measurement and evaluation: A system for measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of safety programs and procedures.
• Continuous improvement: A process for continually reviewing and improving safety management systems to ensure they remain effective.

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