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This article describes how more effective risk assessments can be applied to day-to-day safety management processes to ultimately ensure that they achieve more reliable, consistent results. Risk estimations using semi-quantitative L*C matrix methods can be made more rigorous. An investigation of an actual fatal incident will illustrate the successful links between decision-making and risk assessments.
Work tool to provide guidance for establishing a risk ranking system.
Readers will learn about the Experience Modification Rate (EMR) calculations, and why the EMR is not a fair evaluation of safety. The article will also address methods to control EMR.
This article covers howRisk Management can be applied to all aspects of the enterprise and how incorporating Risk Management into Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) initiatives helps to foster faster response to high-risk events.
This article is designed to present an assessment of the probability of an event occurring that causes loss. It will examine our tolerance for risk and possible outcomes. For example, on a Saturday afternoon at a soccer game, clouds move in with the sounds of thunder, but no lightning is visible. One coach calls the game but the other wants to keep playing. What risks are the coaches taking? When, if at all, should the coach call off the game? How does this carry over to work? When is risk tolerance too low or too high? Should we ever gamble?
This article will examine the UK/EU approach to risk assessment, which is a legal requirement, unlike in the USA. The article highlights risk assessment procedures and practices, and will demonstrate a quantitative methodology for risk assessment linked to control actions and timescales.
Water damage is a leading source of property loss. Learn how to do a Water Damage Hazard Assessment and how to implement risk control techniques to plan for water release incidents. Two case studies will be presented with a focus on lessons learned.
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination is the capability to assess and manage the consequences of a hazardous materials release, either accidental or as part of a terrorist attack. This document provides measures/metrics for preparedness and performance tasks as well as management functions and resources.
In this current global economic climate, we acknowledge that now more than ever workplace costs are scrutinized and assessed. As such, some areas of business operations may be deemed unnecessary or may lack the deserved priority. When lives are at stake, however, it is worth asking ourselves, "What are the personal and business costs associated with workplace injuries and fatalities?"
Construction is among the most dangerous industries in the country. In 2010, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicated that 774 fatal on-the-job injuries occurred to construction workers, more than in any other single industry sector and nearly one out of every five work-related deaths in the U.S. that year. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites is referred to as OSHA's Focus Four. They are falls, electrocution, struck by object and caught in/
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