When reviewing the readings on management systems in this unit, it should be apparent to you that safety management entails a great deal more than understanding applicable OSHA standards and enforcing safety rules. The Plan-Do-Check-Act process of continuous improvement adapted from the quality movement requires a much more comprehensive approach to OSH. This approach requires management skills to implement the PDCA process, in addition to leadership and people skills to gain the commitment of management and to get employees involved and engaged in the safety efforts of the organization.
In a well-organized essay, reflect on the type of skills a safety manager would need to be successful in a corporation dedicated to applying a management systems approach.
Include the following considerations for each attribute identified:
- Identify the attribute auditing skills, documentation skills, presentation skills
- Identify the PDCA component and its management system tasks.
- Explain the methods to attain excellence in that attribute (education, experience, on-the-job training (OJT), etc.)
- Assess your ability to perform those skills. Do you believe you have those skills, or are there areas where you believe you need further development?
Your response should be at least 500 words in length, not counting references listed at the end or repeating of the question, and cited per APA guidelines. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.