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Talkin' business: What's your plan?

May 31, 2002
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Elements of a safety & health business plan include:

  • Objectives based on your evaluation of your company's risks stemming from safety and health issues.
  • Preliminary budget estimates for reducing each risk in priority order.
  • Separate action plans for attacking each objective. Detail your actions per quarter, and expected returns.
  • Names of person(s) and groups responsible for managing each objective.
  • Specific measures for each objective to document that they have been met.
  • Expected financial returns and the reduction in liability achieved from your actions taken, shown by quarter and year-end.
  • Benefits derived from the plan.

- Jerry Williams, CSP, C.P.E.A., assistant professor, Central Missouri State University

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