Managing safe business operations involves an ongoing, systematic effort to identify and correct workplace hazards prior to workers getting hurt. It’s commonly known as a Safety and Health Management System (SHMS). A SHMS requires support from the leadership, worker participation (including the presence of unions within your organization) and hazard assessment prevention and control as well as opportunities for education and regular program evaluation.
Traditional approaches blame accidents on workers. Herbert W. Heinrich’s 1930s premise that 85-95% of accidents are caused by uninformed behavior of individuals, has triggered numerous forms of behavior-based safety (BBS). In recent times, advocates of quality approach safety have realized that accidents result from processes and systems, and employ quality tools to reduce the likelihood of them happening.
Managers need to get the message that keeping their business safe is an essential part of their job. This can be done through direct remarks and reviews of performance and bonuses. LyondellBasell for instance provides clear instructions to managers that no matter how low the OSHA recordable injury rate is, if a serious accident occurs on site they will not be able to receive a bonus.
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