Safety Management Interview Questions

  • What systems and processes should be established to achieve a safe and health workplace under your control?
  • What experience have you had in the development and implementation of strategies to manage the risk of work-related injuries or illnesses?
  • How does the health and safety legislation developed over the previous two decades aim to achieve the objective of a safe workplace?
  • From a health and safety perspective what evidence should be available to demonstrate effective supervision?
  • From your previous work experience can you provide an example of how a supervisor's intervention resolved a health and safety issue?
  • How can you ensure that all staff understands their health and safety obligations?
  • What do you see as safety issues that could arise in our particular work environment?
  • What has been your experience related to health and safety in your work or student life?
  • What should you do about a safety problem affecting you or your colleagues?
  • Have you ever been involved in a work situation where someone was violent or potentially violent? If so, what did you do?
  • What is the appropriate response for dealing with a body fluid spill?
  • During your internship experience, did you encounter employees that disobeyed safety rules? What happened to that person? Do you agree with the company's actions? Why or why not? What would you do differently?
  • How should safety management policies and activities be communicated internally? Externally?
  • How do you identify and assess employee and community expectations and concerns regarding safety management, on an ongoing basis?
  • What barriers might impede long term commitment to and progress toward safety management?
  • How do you feel you can contribute to the organization by supporting our safety program?
  • How do you personally demonstrate your commitment to safety management on the job?
  • How do you plan to go about establishing safety management goals, objectives, and targets?
  • How would you plan to go about assessing training needs of workers in your area?
  • Describe the performance measures you would like to use to determine the effectiveness of our safety management system.
  • Tell me about a hazardous material of piece of equipment you have worked with. What special procedures did you follow?
  • Sometimes people have to bend safety or security rules in order to get a job done. Give me an example of when you had to do this.
  • Have you trained others to use safety equipment or procedures? Give me a specific example.
  • Give me an example of when you were involved in establishing safety standards for your work group/team/organization. What was your role? What was the result?
  • How do you go about identifying and assessing employee and community expectations and concerns regarding safety management on an ongoing basis?
  • Discuss ways to motivate, reward, recognize, and retain excellent employees or recognize a major contribution to the organization.
  • Discuss the necessary considerations that must be addressed when developing a corrective action.



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