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Applied Science and Engineering
Cost Analysis and Budgeting
Benchmarking and Performance Criteria
Reducing injuries and creating a safe work environment is critical to reducing costs and increasing
productivity. More companies are developing incentive programs to promote safe behavior. However,
problems arise when these programs are discriminatory.
ASSE Safety 2015 Proceedings.
ASSE Safety 2014 Proceedings.
This paper/presentation examines the UK/EU experience of risk prevention through proactive design and management in the Construction industry. It reviews the recent changes in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, 2015 which fully come into force on 1st October, 2015. These new CDM Regulations now reflect best practice in the industry and highlight the required core competencies of all players, including designers/architects, clients, contractors/sub-contractors and site management teams.It also sets out the typical UK approach to contractor selection/approval and project management.
This fundamental presentation describes what is meant by risk. It also provides information to differentiate risk management from safety management. The risk management process is described and resources for risk management are identified.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) offers assistance to both safety professionals
and employers of safety professionals through its on-line resource the Body of Knowledge. This
powerful tool helps users identify best practices to better protect people, property, and the
environment. For professionals in the field seeking resources and guidance, the Body of Knowledge includes checklists, technical papers, presentation information, training material, and program outlines in a variety of formats including web links, Word documents, PDFs, PowerPoint slides, and videos.
Measurement tools generally plateau at a minimum (or consistent) level of compliance. If a business changes their measurement requirements, the business will change their minimum
acceptable compliance. Through this logic, a measurement tool will drive improvements to a
business’s compliance activities.
With recent developments in connectivity, technologies have spurred the adoption of internet-
connected “smart” devices for remote sensing, actuating, and intelligent monitoring using
advanced analytics and real-time data processing, often referred to as the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). Risk management is a core business activity of all enterprises, large and small. Safety
professionals are often directly responsible for operational risk management or are consulted on
operational issues by senior management. Therefore, the modern safety professional must be
educated on emerging hazards, the ‘Internet of Things’ being foremost among them.
In this presentation, we will explore the idea of developing a business process which
focuses on the deployment of risk management best practices through the establishment of
operational accountability. The cost of risk is allocated; risk reduction is a formal component of
all projects, operational accountability for risk management performance
is formalized & measured and employees are involved and empowered. We propose that by creating a business process for risk management it is possible to integrate risk management performance expectations with all other business metrics to effect organizational change.
Forum Communications Company (FCC) has been executing an injury prevention strategy by
working side by side with their insurance broker, Aon Risk Solutions (Aon) and their insurers.
The initial relationship focused on compliance related issues, with Aon acting as the primary
coordinator; abbreviated audits were completed by the insurers. FCC realized the incremental improvements in their safety program and the insurer appetite for their Workers’ Compensation risk were not in line with other businesses having designated and dedicated safety resources, and in early 2010 created a new refined Corporate Safety Program with a dedicated Safety Coordinator Position at the company. Learn about the results in this article.
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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