High-reliability organizations are those whose leaders strive to create the safest and most effective hazard controls and then constantly re-assess these operations for any possibility of failure so that it can be resolved before an incident occurs.
When you think about the most important things that keep your factory running smoothly, raw materials and a trained staff are likely top of mind. Corporate executives often overlook the importance of factory-floor communication as they make investment decisions to move their organizations forward.
For two centuries, workers in every industry and from every background have collectivized in order to secure safe and healthy working conditions. Huge leaps have been made in that time, but because around 15 people per day died on job sites in the U.S. in 2019, there is still much work to be done.