Most of us have probably read the standards and should all agree that developing safety policies, programs, and procedures are the responsibility of employers but who is it in your workplace that ultimately develops these written documents?
I think it's all of the above. Risk Management implements most of the rules but the departments have their own "safety committees" and such. So everyone contributes in some way.
I can only speak about my employer, but the Safety Department initiates and implements the safety rules. But where they lack expertise they look to the Engineering Department, in this case me as the Plant Electrical Engineer, for suggestions and draft regulations to help them out. We also look to "sister" plant locations to see what they do and to also try to standardize as much as practical.
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