Safe Business Management

Safe business operations require an ongoing, systematic effort to identify and correct workplace hazards prior to workers getting injured. Safety and Health Management System is what it’s called. An SHMS requires the support of the leadership; worker participation (including the active involvement of any union that is you have one); hazard detection assessment, prevention and control; opportunities for education and training; and regular evaluation and improvement.

The traditional approach blames accidents on workers. Herbert W. Heinrich’s 1930s theory that 85-95 percent of accidents stem from unsafe actions of individuals led to a broad range of behavior based safety (BBS) strategies. Recently, people who advocate for quality approach to safety recognize that accidents are the result of systems and processes, and use quality tools to reduce the probability of them occurring.

Managers need to get the message that ensuring a safe workplace is an essential aspect of their job. This can be accomplished through explicit comments such as performance reviews, a performance review, or bonuses. LyondellBasell for instance, clarifies to its employees that, no matter how low their OSHA recordable injuries are, if they have an incident that is catastrophic on the job the manager will not be awarded a bonus.

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