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We all engage in activities outside of work that have risks. In our personal lives, it is normal for our risk tolerance to increase; however, with increased risk comes increased probability of injury. A recent National Safety Council (NSC) report revealed that about 70% of all medical case injuries occur off the job, along with about 90% of fatal injuries.
Global operations management consultancy DuPont Sustainable Solutions has announced the creation of a new suite of methodologies aimed at helping companies to bolster their operational risk management systems.
The National Safety Council is hosting its 2013 NSC Congress & Expo in Chicago, Sept. 28 to Oct. 4. Chicago is the hometown for the NSC, founded in 1913 – one hundred year’s ago.
Hazard analysis is a key to appropriately protecting workers from dangers in the workplace, but too often we do a mediocre job. Protecting workers from the hazards they are likely to encounter can’t be a half measure and most workplaces would benefit from better and more accurate hazard analysis and risk management.
With ISHN Editor Dave Johnson’ reports from ASSE’s Safety 2013, this was a HUGE week for EHS-related news on ISHN.com. Whether you went to the convention and couldn’t make every session (who could?) or whether you didn’t make it to Vegas, you can catch up here on all the hot topics that were talked about at Safety 2013 and also review the breaking EHS news from around the world.
In an exclusive with ISHN magazine, outgoing ASSE President Rick Pollock explains the profession’s expanding focus on risk and myths about human performance, as well as other issues. “ASSE now has, and will into the future, have a much greater focus on risk. Clearly, any true business leader understands the concept of risk as it applies to investment and decision making. Business is about understanding enterprise risk and how investment is always at risk of loss or under performance."