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The Ultimate Guide to Safety Management Systems

Dave Paoletta


Last Updated: May 18, 2020

Safety management: it sounds simple enough. Only safety professionals know the power packed into such a small term: the depth of learning, planning, coordination, interpersonal skill, and raw perseverance involved in keeping workers safe. 

The Safety Manager’s Guidebook series covers every aspect of health and safety program management. Get a concise overview of established safety management systems, system design, and safety management skills. 

In this part of the series, the Ultimate Guide to Safety Management Systems, career safety director David Paoletta explores established health and safety frameworks. By the end, you’ll be able to use what you’ve learned to improve your company’s processes and workflows. 

Dave Paoletta


David Paoletta, MS, MBA, CSP, CUSP, is a research analyst and subject matter expert for Safesite, a safety management software company based in San Francisco, CA. He is also a principal consultant with New Dimensions in Safety in Alameda, CA. David has extensive utility field safety experience with PG&E and PNM New Mexico. He is a Past NM ASSE SPY Award winner and a Past President of the San Francisco Chapter ASSE.

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