Employee involvement is the second core element of the ISP. Leadership commitment and employee involvement are complementary forces. Leadership commitment provides the motivating force and the resources for accomplishing safety objectives within an organization. Employee involvement provides the means through which employees develop and express a commitment to workplace safety.
In order to achieve and maintain ISP certification, the department must take the following actions relating to employee involvement:
ISP Phase 1 Actions:
- Establish a departmental safety committee that effectively represents all employees.
- Develop mechanisms through which all employees can effectively communicate safety concerns and offer suggestions for safety-related improvements.
ISP Phase 2 Actions:
- Allow employees opportunities for direct involvement in safety efforts.
The ISP Workbook provides further guidance on these actions. Environmental Health and Safety is also available to provide assistance in implementing the "Employee Involvement" element.