Human Resources Strategic Projects-Teacher/Student Resources

12.11. Health and Safety Strategy


The organization plans to: Protect the safety of employees, contractors, students, and visitors against accidents and risks associated with the outside world, Accept all significant decisions, rules, and regulations issued by governmental bodies and other administrative experts pertaining to global health and security (which will be regarded as the bare minimum requirements). Throughout the planning, organizing, leading, and carrying out of the exercises, consider safe working conditions and occupational welfare practices; decide on and carry out effective health initiatives that are appropriate for university activities; additionally, collaborate with staff members of the Risk and Safety Office.

Key Stakeholders

An adequate health and safety management system may reduce risk and guard against workplace accidents. A thorough workplace health and safety program has several advantages for businesses and employees. A company that regularly complies with health and safety laws, regardless of how big or little, will empower its employees, accomplish business development, and lower workplace exposures and accidents. The key stakeholders of occupational health and safety in a firm include Labor inspectors, OHS specialists, the employer, and the employees. Depending on the size of the firm and the type of activity performed in the company, there could also be a first aid expert.

Business Case

The advantages of workplace health and safety for the working environment – Maintaining a protected work environment is viewed as a consistent test by specific firms. Coronavirus has of late upped the ante on this fight. Perhaps, yet, this moment is the best second to consider it more to be a chance for progression. A broad workplace health and security program incredibly helps the two supervisors and agents. Whether small, medium-sized, or massive, an organization that reliably consents to wellbeing and security guidelines will attract representatives, accomplish financial development, and decrease work environment mishaps and openings.

The employees that complete the undertaking consistently are a further important resource. They might share their inclinations and experience by taking part in composed conversations on the working environment’s government assistance and security. Because of the delegates’ feedback, the government assistance and security program will be improved, giving workers “a voice” in the interim. They will feel secure and spurred to guarantee a more secure workplace. That will simply be one advantage of a strong security and prosperity program.

Project Description

The following project aims to develop an organization’s health and safety strategies. The primary purpose of a health and safety strategy is to create a series of actions and measures that all the employees in the company should follow to improve the health and safety of all employees. The main factors present in a health and safety strategy are outcomes, which are the objectives set by the organization to obtain health and safety. Actions are acts that are to be followed by all employees to reach the objectives. Measures are the Key Performance Indicators of a company.

This project’s intended outcome is to prevent workplace safety and health incidents. This can be done by educating all the employees about all the possible hazards that can be avoided during their employment (EHS Insight, 2020).


  • Internal Trainers by the Human Resources Professionals
  • Instructor-led seminars by Managers
  • Online Training by Managers, Supervisors, and mid-management of the organization who supervise employees
  • All employees
  • Resource persons

Materials to be used include seminar classrooms, projectors, training manuals, internet, video conference software (Zoom) and laptops.


  1. Determine what measures or strategies can be taken
  2. Financial support
  3. Implementation
  4. Training
  5. Feedback and monitoring

Action Plan

  1. Meet with all stakeholders within the organization. This includes the employer, supervisors, contractors, and workers.
  2. Ask stakeholders for opinions and perspectives on Health and Safety Strategy.
  3. Create an Organizational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) Plan.
  4. Establish a joint health and safety committee that reflects labour and management to provide a non-adversarial environment where both parties can work together to create a safer and healthier workplace.
  5. Write a proposal and get approval for the OHSMS Plan from management.
  6. Establish a joint health and safety committee that reflects labour and management to provide a non-adversarial environment where both parties can work together to create a safer and healthier workplace.
  7. Design Occupational Health and Safety Program.
  8. Carry out a risk assessment that includes hazard identification, risk analysis, evaluation, and control
  9. For the risk control process, establish preventative and corrective measures such as elimination, substitution, engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment controls.
  10. Provide recommendations on engineering controls that may reduce risk exposure, such as isolating machines and modifying the work environment.
  11. Provide recommendations on administrative controls such as changes to organizations policies and practices, training, management involvement, and surveillance.
  12. Create safety awareness sessions that inform employees about and remind them of the importance of health and safety.
  13. Establish practices that remind employees of health and safety through posters, signs, newsletters, bulletin boards, decals, etc.
  14. Design OHS policies that align with legal requirements and communicate said policies to all stakeholders within the organization.
  15. Outline individual duties for health and safety. Incorporate policies that hold every individual responsible for safe work practices.
  16. Ensure policy reflects individual legal responsibilities.
  17. Include emergency and evacuation plans.
  18. Include incident reporting and investigation process.
  19. Establish recurring review and assessment practices of all policies by the Health and Safety Committee.
  20. Design Occupational Health and Safety Training Program.
  21. Carry out a needs analysis to identify individual and organizational deficiencies that can be addressed with training through surveys, questionnaires, observations, etc.
  22. Ensure employee participation by asking for employee input and opinions on training.
  23. Establish practices that encourage positive safety behaviours by rewards and incentives that reinforce positive safety behaviours.
  24. Set challenging, achievable, specific safety goals to direct attention and actions towards desired safety behaviours.
  25. Establish training objectives to determine training content.
  26. Select training providers.
  27. Determine training delivery methods (on-the-job, off-the-job, or technology-based training).
  28. Conduct training evaluation to determine if the transfer of training occurred and to what extent the training program had added value to the employees and the organization (Kelloway et al., 2020).

Class of 2022 Contributions: Varum Thomas, Elohor Nomuoja, Aakanksha Akanksha