A formal policy
statement outlining the employer’s commitment to a safe and healthy workplace
sends a clear message that safety is a priority and is expected. The policy
should be dated and signed by a top executive or owner.
Posting the commitment in a place where all workers can see
it will instill the importance of safety and health in your workplace.
Incorporate psychological safety into your existing health
and safety policy. See an example. Or, you may choose to have a separate
policy statement that speaks to the importance of having a psychologically safe
and healthy workplace. Check out an example of a policy statement.
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