Glenn Murray serves on the Advisory Board for COVE and contributes subject matter expertise to product development. He also facilitates Visual Literacy workshops engaging COVE partners and customers. Glenn is an independent SH&E consultant, currently providing safety culture, leadership, and best practices consulting services. He also provides volunteer support services to the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council, is a Campbell Institute Fellow and a 2018 recipient of NSC’s distinguished Service to Safety Award.
In the last decade or so many organizations have been placing more of a focus on Serious Injury and Fatality prevention (SIF). The theory behind the traditional “Safety Pyramid” (or Heinrich Safety Triangle) says if we reduce incidents at the “base” of the pyramid, it follows we will reduce incidents at the top of the pyramid at an approximately proportional rate.
HSE audits, permits to work, job safety analyses (JSAs), pre-task HSE reviews, safety observations, ‘hazard hunts,’ management / leadership walk-abouts, hazard IDs, . . . what do all of these ‘tools,’ or processes, have in common?
While it is not a complete listing, it does represent a subset of widely-used and generally accepted tools used by organizations to help manage HSE risk on an ongoing day-to-day basis.