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Defining Authority, Responsibility, and Accountability

Discuss the differences between authority, responsibility, and accountability. Provide examples of each as they are related to safety program implementation.

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Authority is actually the power that an individual has to execute the facilitation of the use of resources, to give directives or orders to others, and to make the calculated decisions that are necessary to achieve the organizational goals. In relation to safety program implementation, the organizational safety manager or officer, has the authority to use company resources in order to effectively implement safety standards in ...