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9 Safety Strategies of an effective CEO

It does not matter what type of business you run; be it is a sole owner, director or the Chief Executive of a multi-national company, you will be held liable for any harm caused by the business. And in some cases this liability may even be in your personal capacity jointly with the business itself.

But there is no need to be concerned if you are effective in managing your OHS responsibilities diligently.

There are nine strategies you want to adopt in your business that will make you an effective CEO or business owner and keep both the business and yourself out of harm’s way. Over the next nine weeks, we will take an indepth look at each of these strategies and how you can make it work for you. These are:

  1. Management leadership and commitment
  2. Organizational communications and system documentation
  3. Workplace design and engineering
  4. Hazard recognition, evaluation and control
  5. Operational safety and health programs
  6. Training and orientation
  7. Employee involvement
  8. Motivation, behavior and attitudes
  9. Assessments, audits and continuous improvement

Our series takes on the same form as the “Nine Elements of a Successful Safety & Health System” published by the National Safety Council, in which it educates the OHS Practitioner how to design and implement a management system.

As a CEO, you have two options. You can either take the lead, or follow the advice of your OHS manager. Who do you want in charge?

If you want to be the person at the helm, then this is a must read. To receive the 9 part series free of charge, just update your subscription preferences and select “CEO Strategies” from the list of options.

Jessica van Zyl
Jessica is the Editor in Chief of Sheqafrica Corporate Services (Pty)Ltd's Media Office and has 17 years experience in Technical Publishing. She worked for a number of small online magazines until 2018 when she became a Legal Researcher at Le Roux Maritz & Partners. Shortly afterwards, she was seconded to SACS as editor of Sheqafrica.co.za as part of her portfolio.