Ever had an odd safety incident happen at your workplace and you have to stop and ask yourself, “is it recordable?” Try your hand at these 3 different safety scenarios below. First, test your safety prowess to know if these incidents are recordable. Next, can you back up your answer with the why?
As safety professionals and supervisors, it’s easy to see if a worker is not wearing their PPE, or if someone is leaning that A-frame ladder up against a wall. But, what about vehicle, machinery and equipment inspections? How can you visually inspect these for safety readiness?
Known as lagging indicators, these reactive-by-nature statistics measure the performance of a safety program based on existing factual data – no. of incidents, injuries, employee compensation cost, lost workdays. It is a convenient and easy way to measure risk. Thus, they are the dominant KPI in operations management.
In the world of safety, information can be used to not only save money, but to save lives. We are living in a new era of safety, where safety data is being captured at an unprecedented rate, but how we organize, analyze, and use this data makes all the difference.
Workplace safety has historically been an overlooked aspect of a company’s business plan. In recent years however, organizations have begun to realize how important employee safety and loss control are to the bottom line.
But what is safety?