Safe Business Management
The management of safe business operations requires an ongoing, systematic effort to identify and correct workplace hazards before workers are injured. Safety and Health Management System is what it’s called. A SHMS requires leadership support and worker participation (including any unions present in your company), hazard assessment, prevention and control as well as opportunities for education and a training, and regular program evaluation.
The conventional approach is to blame accidents on workers. Herbert W. Heinrich’s 1930s theory that 85-95 percent of accidents result from unsafe actions by individuals fueled the development of a variety of behavior-based safety (BBS) approaches. In recent times, people who advocate for quality approach to safety recognize that accidents are caused by processes and systems, and employ high-quality tools to decrease the chance of them happening.
Managers must realize that safety is an important aspect of their jobs. This can be done via direct comments on performance reviews, as well as bonuses. LyondellBasell for example will inform its managers that, no matter how low their OSHA recordable injuries are, if there’s an incident that is catastrophic on the job, the manager will not receive any bonus.
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