Which one do you want your company to be in?
Prevention of Incidents VS Creating Safety
It’s a subtle but important difference. Prevention efforts focus on avoiding the negative. Creating Safety focuses on creating work which is done in a way that doesn’t take unnecessary risks and gets the job done.
Prevention relies on thinking that your experience/knowledge with past loss is important in predicting the future. It may NOT be. The one incident may never happen again. How much effort are you going to put into it to making sure what may never happen again never happens again? It could get very expensive.
Go to an airport security line and see “prevention” in action. Effective? Efficient? You decide…you’ll have time to think about it while your Grandmother takes off her shoes while you wait for your turn to put your belt in the plastic container.
Not all data is important:
Good Safety Management has a plan – GREAT SAFETY Management has contingency plans! Work seldom goes the way it has been planned without hiccups! Planning for those makes it less likely we’ll have to invent “work arounds” which can and often are of great risk.
Sunday Sept. 15th 1:00 – 4:30 pm
CSSE 2013 PDC – Montreal, Quebec – September 15-18, 2013
Hope to see you all at this year’s CSSE Professional Development Conference.
Adventures in Making Safety Personal – A How-to Approach that WORKS
The workshop is designed to teach participants a proven process of engaging workers and managers in creating their own safety and the safety of others. Techniques described will be tangible, take away processes that can be used by the participants to assist them in motivating and inspiring their company staff to do safety for the right reasons and to commit to real, personal activities that create safety.
by Carsten Busch & Beate Karlsen
The final part in the series – A most interesting view of managing barriers in the creation of safety!