The management of safe business operations requires an ongoing, systematic effort to identify and fix workplace hazards before employees are injured. Safety and Health Management System is the name it uses. An SHMS requires leadership support as well as participation from employees (including the active involvement of any union that is you have one); hazard identification and assessment, prevention and control; opportunities for education and training and regular evaluation of the program and improvement.
The traditional approach blames the cause of accidents on the workers. Herbert W. Heinrich’s 1930s theory that 85 to 95% of accidents are the result of unsafe actions taken by individuals fueled many different behavior-based safety (BBS) strategies. In recent times, advocates of quality have taken an active approach to safety, by acknowledging that accidents are the result of processes and systems. They employ quality tools to decrease their risk.
Managers must be aware the importance of safety as a element of their work. This can be accomplished through explicit comments or performance reviews as well as bonuses. LyondellBasell for instance, makes it clear to its employees that, regardless of how low their OSHA recordable injury rates are, if they have an incident that is catastrophic on the job, the manager will not be rewarded with any kind of bonus.
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