Safety profession Jeffrey D Carpenter, BS, ASP Columbia Southern University
Introduction • Safety professional is defined as particular individuals who are qualified through training, education and experience who work with or through the others and follows certain codes of ethic in the professions to identify and help in the control of hazards or developing of control measure that are supposed to be implemented (Brauer 2016). • Founded in 1911 at a place called the Illinois in the United States with the aim of engineering the society safety. Later it spread to other nations. • Formed after the triangle shirtwaist factory fire that claimed the lives of 146 garment workers.
Rules of professional conduct • Competence. Certificate maintains high level of professional in dealing with the responsibilities in a industrious way (Manuele 2013). • Integrity. Personnel are honest and very much objective to all the professional activities. • Respect in the workplace. It is the use of the human rights, dignity, equity and not discrimination of anyone on the workplace. • Confidentiality. Not to disclose the work related information to unauthorized person. • Support the profession together with others. qualified personnel are required to recognize the work of the other peers as well as that of own peers.
Principal responsibilities • Provision of staff safety and also engineering the heath services • Assisting of the cooperation in the line of the management so as to assess the effectiveness and provide the recommendation to any program. • Identification and evaluation he risk hazards areas and implement the methods that are effective in the control process. • Maintaining of federal, state and native relationship appropriate • initiating and maintaining of high level in the health field. • Maintains the interest of the heath sector in accordance to the set principles.
Roles • Safety professional training. The participant must of the course must have sufficient knowledge in environmental, product safety and fire protection. • Role in the workplace safety and the professional. Adequate knowledge in hazard resolution, material safety data sheet and the general safety. • Hazard resolution. It is assigned the task to inspect the possibility of a harmful equipment's in the environment (Masters 2015). • Safety data sheet (SDS) programs. These are having all the requirement of the company and together with the information of the employees.
Theories of accident causation • Let start by asking why do accident happen. Which is a question that has been of concern to many decision makers for many decades. • Over the years they are several theories that scholars have evolved in the attempt to explain causes of accidents. • They are several models that predicts and prevent occurrence of accidents.
Theories continues….. • Domino Theory • Accident/incident theory • Behavior theory • System theory • Human factor theory • Combination theory • Epidemiological theory
Factors leading to Sequence of Accidents • Faulty of the person. • Injury. • Ancestry and social environment. • Accidents. • Unsafe act/ physical hazard or mechanical reason. • Another is inappropriate response.
Conclusion • Safety profession is one of that is held by people who are highly rated and also with good academic certificates. • It is a profession that ensures the safety of the society by establishing of hazards that are harmful to the environment. • Another is that it has individuals who have certain values and top of all respects the other professions.
References • Brauer, R. L. (2016). Safety and health for engineers. John Wiley & Sons. • Manuele, F. A. (2013). On the practice of safety. John Wiley & Sons. • Masters, K. (2015). Role development in professional nursing practice. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.