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Administration/supervision
  • Management should designate individuals to carry out various safety tasks.

A sub-component of management leadership is administration/supervision. This means that management has designated individuals to carry out the various safety tasks that need to be carried out. Obviously, the responsibilities need to be communicated to those individuals. And, very importantly, there needs to be some sort of agreed-upon accountability measures. This could be regular meetings, memos, reports, emails, whatever works—but it should be consistent with other measures used for production and quality tasks, though.

A key is not to confuse this with the notion that management ultimately is responsible, nor should it be confused with every employee’s individual responsibility. This accountability refers to specific tasks and responsibilities for those tasks. In this case, if everyone is responsible, then it’s likely no one is doing it.