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Understanding the Internal Responsibility System

A workplace is only as safe as the commitment of each and every team member to make sure everyone gets home to what matters most at the end of the day.

Everyone in a workplace shares responsibility for safety, based on their own level of authority and ability. That’s the central message behind the Internal Responsibility System (IRS).

Here’s what that commitment to safety looks like in action.

Know your role

Whether you’re an employer or an employee, almost every decision you make, and almost every action you take, directly affects your safety and the safety of your coworkers.

Learn more about your responsibilities.

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