Monday, November 28, 2011

WSH roles, responsibilities and authorities of employees


WSH roles, responsibilities and authorities of employees   

Organization should effectively communicate to all the stakeholders whom they affect at all levels within the organization about their WSH responsibilities and authorities. Communication is important because it ensure the stakeholders understand the scope and the interfaces between the various functions and the channels to be used to initiate action.

 To ensure the effective establishment and implementation of the Workplace Safety & Health
 Management System, it is necessary to assign responsibilities and authorities if employees within
 the organization where responsibility is accountability for carrying out duties properly. And
 authority is the right to make decisions and direct the work of others

Means of communicating WSH Documents

 There are various ways an organization can use to communicate the roles, responsibilities and
 authorities to the stakeholders and this includes but not restricted to the following

a) One-on-one session by supervisors, where briefing is conducted by the supervisor to his 
   subordinate on an individual basis

b) Through job descriptions where a copy of the employee job description is given to the employee
   when he joins the company
c)Through appointment letter where a copy of the employee appointment letter is given to the
   employee when he joins the company and is acknowledged by the employee on his acceptance of
   his job appointment

Means of Communicating WSH Documents
Stakeholders
Means of Communications
Site Coordinator
1)Appointment Letter
2)Job descriptions
WSH Professionals
1)Appointment Letter
2)Job descriptions
Workers
1)One-on-one session by supervisors
2)Job descriptions
3)Appointment letter
Supervisors
1)One-on-one session by managers
2)Job descriptions
3)Appointment letter
Line Management, managers
1)Appointment Letter
2)Job descriptions
Top Management,
1)Appointment Letter
2)Job descriptions
Contractors
1) Contract Agreement
2)Job descriptions

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