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Benchmarking and Performance Criteria
The NIOSH Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) is making progress to support the use of workers’ compensation (WC) data and systems to improve workplace safety and health. Recently, CWCS announced funding support for new state trending of WC data and has continued work with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) on claims analyses and intervention effectiveness studies. Over the past year, the center has held several webinars on a number of topics ranging from WC data dashboards to opioid abuse prevention, and it continues to seek new partners and input for future research.
According to the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) Engineering and Safety
Service (E&S) report CV-15-08, “The evaluation of a commercial auto exposure for a motor
carrier is uniquely different from that of other insurance exposures.” This is true for a number of reasons. Perhaps the most pertinent of which is that the job site where a safety or loss control professional could make direct observation of conditions and performance is unique to each employee-
driver, and is literally on the move daily. The dynamic exposure presented by other drivers on the highway is highly unpredictable and seemingly uncontrollable.
Process safety and personal safety need not be treated as entirely separated domains of safety risk management. Although specific consequences and controls may vary enough to identify and label them as various categories of risk, the risk management systems approach needs to be universal, consistent and integrated. Positive arguments for an integrated SMS are presented.
This resource provides a PowerPoint Presentation covering the worker's Compensation Experience Modifier. This presentation focuses on the Who, What, Why, When, Where, and How the Mod is developed.
This presentation provides an in-depth overview of the ISO 31000 Risk Management standard.
This international standard provides principles and generic guidelines on risk management… it can be used by any public, private or community enterprise, association, group or individual. Therefore, this standard is not specific to any industry or sector
A robust safety system will have clearly defined and integrated safety activities for all levels of the organization that are regularly measured and incorporated into performance evaluations, similar to other business functions. This takes time and effort to establish. Leaders can demonstrate their visible commitment to safety in various, simple ways.
Risk management has been flying under the radar for years, and those in the profession often had not originally planned to be there. But that may be changing as risk management education programs gain
a foothold. Driven by a tough job market for college graduates in the wake of a slowly turning financial crisis, students are increasingly gravitating to fields where jobs are available upon graduation and a viable career path is apparent.
The safety profession has been in a state of change for many years. This is a good thing for the profession; it must keep current to the customer it serves or it will become stale or worse not be viable. This article takes a look at the safety profession through the eyes of a 40+-year practitioner. The article will compare and contrast the two sides of the safety coin; discuss the skill sets needed to differentiate the two sides; examine loss control in the current perspective; illustrate how to influence safety from inside and outside; discuss how to move toward a common ground.
The aging workforce brings with it the potential for escalating workers compensation costs, particularly since older employees typically experience more severe workplace injuries
and illnesses than younger ones. One of the most effective ways to reduce these costs is through a commitment to workplace safety. A commitment to safety is the key to a successful workers compensation process and cost containment. A successful process creates a better work environment and improves productivity. A commitment to workplace safety makes your company an attractive place
to work, helping you retain employees and reduce employee turnover.
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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