Components of Corporate Environment Health and Safety Program

EH&S programs focus on all aspects of human health in the workplace and protection of the environment. These programs are designed to address all of the physical, chemical, and biological factors that can be present in the workplace that can potentially cause harm to employees. The success of an EH&S program cannot and will not be successful without leadership and employee involvement. Management is expected to commit the resources needed such as staffing and funding to ensure that all workers have a safe environment to perform their jobs and facilitate a culture where employees feel empowered and safe to participate and communicate openly.

Visibility of management in leading the design, implementation, and continuous improvement, and support for the organization's safety and health activities is critical. Specifically, the highest level of management should establish and review the site's safety and health policy at some frequency, and should ensure that employees are familiar with the policy and the role they play in implementing the policy and management expectations. Key areas of an effective environment safety and health EH&S program include the following:

  • • Environment protection
  • • Worker safety and health (WSH)
  • • Medical care
  • • EH&S training
  • • Radiation protection—where applicable

Each of these areas will be discussed in brief in Sections 8.2.1 through 8.2.5. These rubrics are designed together to cover the needs of the company and employees to facilitate work in a safe and compliant environment.

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