If you have ever had to contact an employee’s family about an accident, we don’t need to remind you of the importance of maintaining a safe workplace.
As CEO, it is up to you to make safety and wellness a value in your company. Below are links to valuable resources and links especially for the CEO. Review this important information and make sure that you send more than one member of your management team to monthly Safety Council meetings.
Use these links to learn:
The Air Quality Development Authority provides assistance to companies in improving air emissions and operates the Clean Air Resource Center.(https://www.ohioairquality.org/)
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.(https://www.ansi.org/)
The Attorney General's Office provides information on employment law and environmental law including newsletters and recent court decisions.(https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/)
Center for Disease Control serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.(https://www.cdc.gov/)
The Division of Safety and Hygiene provides comprehensive information on safety issues and the site contains a safety library, forms, brochures, publications, course listing for their training center and links to other sites.(https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/employer/programs/safety/)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works in partnership with other organizations that are part of the nation's emergency management system.(https://www.fema.gov/)
The Industrial Commission resolves issues arising from workers compensation claims. The site provides information on the Commission and its actions.(https://www.ic.ohio.gov/news/newsinfo.html)
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance A range of information that discusses mesothelioma symptoms, the types of treatment that are expected, and preventative measures.(https://www.mesothelioma.com/states/ohio/)
The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.(https://www.nfpa.org/)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services.(https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/)
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, we focus on eliminating the leading causes of preventable death so people can live their fullest lives. We focus our efforts where we can make the greatest impact: workplace, roadway and impairment.(https://www.nsc.org/?)
Everything you wanted to know about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration including OSHA regulations, standards, publications and training. Site includes comprehensive library of safety issues.(https://www.osha.gov/)
The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation site provides first report of injury form, a listing of certified health care providers and information on the Bureau and its services.(https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/employer/programs/safety/)
Welcome to the Ohio Department of Health’s website, which offers a range of public health information, tools, and resources. Our mission is "Advancing the health and well-being of all Ohioans."(https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home)
With the mission to provide safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) supports the state highway system and promotes transportation initiatives statewide. As a more than $3 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction, and snow and ice operations.
Our new mobile-friendly site designed to get you in touch with the ODOT programs, projects and people of interest to you. We’re excited to get feedback on the direction we’re heading. Check out our new navigation options, improved search, and “My Location” feature to explore local info and help you find what you’re seeking. New content will be added daily as we finalize our move to this new format. We hope you’ll agree our new website is more attractive and easier to use than ever before.(https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/)
The Ohio Emergency Management Agency is the central point of coordination within the state for response and recovery to disasters. The primary focus of the agency when not in a response or recovery mode is to ensure that the state, and the 11 million citizens residing in it, are prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster and to lead mitigation efforts against the effects of future disasters.(https://ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/site/home/)
The Ohio EPA site includes EPA regulations on hazardous waste, air emissions, VOCs and toxic releases, brownfield initiatives and the Offices of Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency.(https://www.epa.state.oh.us/)
The Springfield Human Resources Management Association (SHRMA) purpose is to bring professional development programs to our members and to offer opportunities to network with other local, state and national organizations.(http://www.springfieldshrma.org/)
The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.(https://www.fda.gov/)