Safety plans are meant to avoid accidents that can cause further employee accidents and injuries. OSHA keeps plenty of statistics that illustrate how effective safety management plans really do help companies reduce incidents, lower costs, and even improve productivity and morale.
However, if there is one thing that we can say for sure, it is that effective safety plans don't happen by accident. They are the result of good planning and constant attention. In fact, they work best when everybody in the company is involved in the plan. Safety management needs to be part of the corporate culture from the boardroom to the shop floor.