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What does an ergonomics program look like in your organization? Do you have one?
See how other organizations structure their ergonomics program and metrics in this free report.
Aon surveyed ergonomics and health and safety professionals on the function and effectiveness of Ergonomic programs, including the following:
• Who is responsible for ergonomic programs?
• What is driving ergonomic efforts?
• What is the experience with third-party vendors?
• What metrics are being used and are they effectively measuring efforts and success?
Good definitions enable people to have a common understanding of a word or subject, which enables meaningful conversations and better decision making. Conversely, imprecise
definitions make it difficult to agree and limit anyone’s ability to influence.
•How safety is defined affects its application in the workplace and provides an opportunity to influence positive outcomes for workers, managers and an organization.
•Safety is often applied in an organization without a clear definition or understanding
of what safety is or how to achieve the desired outcome. Without clearly understanding what safety is,
achieving meaningful, sustained safety performance is difficult.
•This article proposes a new safety definition.
•The construction industry continues to rank as one of the most hazardous work
environments, experiencing a high number of workplace injuries and fatalities.
•Safety performance improvement is needed to achieve zero injuries, illnesses and fatalities on construction sites. One systematic method of achieving this improvement is through
the collection and analysis of safety data such as near-hits.
•This article highlights best practices for collecting and analyzing near-hit information. A near-hit management program for assessing collected data is created so that lessons learned from reported
events can be applied to mitigate future hazards on construction sites.
OSHA staff members are often asked, “Why do standards take so long?” In fact, as the
saying goes, if I had a few dollars for each time I have been asked this question, I would be rich.
OSHA is a complex agency involved in various types of work. OSHA staff inspect workplaces;
set enforcement policy; issue guidance; maintain current web pages; develop and deliver
training; administer voluntary programs such as partnerships, alliances and the Voluntary
Protection Programs; conduct oversight of state OSHA programs, consultation agencies and
education centers; and manage and administer in the federal government bureaucracy. The main reason that OSHA standards take so long is because the regulatory process is designed to be slow
Safety professionals can extend their perceptions by developing leadership
antennae to help determine what is happening, inside themselves
and within their organizations.
•Identifying incident causal/contributing
factors has long been a basic element
in safety management systems.
•Simply stated, the purpose of an
incident investigation is to learn from
history and to make improvements to
overcome the management system deficiencies
noted in investigation reports.
•This article presents a concept for determining
root-cause factors that OSH
professionals can practicably apply.
Traditional safety management approaches focus exclusively on measures to reduce workplace injuries. This ignores the fact that people are statistically safest
at work and much more likely to get hurt off the job. The majority of injuries and accidental deaths occur outside the workplace, and a key issue that many employers face is how to use current safety management systems to protect employees 24/7.
Additionally, there is a high cost to replacing employees regardless of whether they are on the clock when an injury occurs
This is Cory Worden's presentation on High-Reliability Safety Culture Development.
This is a JSA quick guide to Hazardous Materials use.
This is a JSA quick guide to Occupational Disease Exposure Prevention.
The Body of Knowledge project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental profession. While the preliminary work has begun, there is still more to do. The purpose of this website is to introduce subject areas that will eventually be part of the Body of Knowledge, and to gather feedback on the future direction, and ongoing assessment of what needs to be completed.
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