The Standards Of The Standard Ansi / Aiha In A Typical Manufacturing Organization
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I believe the foremost roadblock to implementing the standard ANSI/AIHA Z10 in a typical manufacturing organization is the management and leadership of the company or workplace. This is important because the management provides direction and leadership and assumes responsibility for the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS); therefore, they are “crucial to the success” of an OHSMS program (Manuele, 2014, pg. 21). They are crucial because they set the company’s “safety culture” and ensure continues improvement of the processes in place; Manuela believes that OHSMS cannot succeed without “sincere” management and direction (2014, pg. 21). A second roadblock is for management to ensure that employees are actively and effectively participating in the ANSI/AIHA Z10 program. As Manuele states, the purpose of the standard is to “reduce the risk of occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities,” and is done best if employees understand the process and the outcomes (2014, pg. 21). This is the idea that in order to have an effective safety program in the workplace, both the employer and employee need to be on the same page and proactive when identifying and mitigating hazards and risks.
Aside from the management leadership and employee participation I believe the most challenging section in implementing the standard ANSI/AIHA Z10 in a typical manufacturing organization is to put procurement provisions in place. I argue that this is the most challenging roadblock