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Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) assumes that human error is inevitable and that error is a symptom of problems within organizational systems. The HOP approach emphasizes the use of leading indicators, lessens negative consequences that lead to underreporting of incidents and near misses and includes workers in identifying safety solutions.
What is the difference between a target and a measure? Moreover, why is it important to distinguish between the two? At the beginning of every calendar year our teams get together and discuss goals. Our goal meetings are often conducted with the best intentions; however, we often miss our mark by confounding targets and measures.
Safety leadership is more than overseeing the general day-to-day of your organization’s safety program. Leading is about influencing employees and colleagues to meet the goals of your organization and safely fulfill their roles.
EHS 4.0 is upon us. Many companies are leveraging technology to facilitate, organize and grow their Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs. The influx of technology and EHS information management systems have made it more convenient than ever before for companies to collect and store EHS related data. However, it is one thing to collect data, but it is quite another to use data to make positive change.
Women have made amazing strides in many fields and industries throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Unfortunately, there are many others in which it remains a big challenge for a woman to rise to the top — or even, in some cases, to enter the industry at all.
As long as there are on-the-job injuries, there is room for workplace safety to improve. While incidents have decreased over the years, there are still 2.8 million workplace injuries and illnesses a year.
In the last issue, we looked at just how many errors are caused every day by rushing, frustration, fatigue and complacency. Although, usually it’s a combination of these states, with complacency either leading the way or lurking in the background.
2020 has been an unpredictable year for businesses. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners and employers have embraced a new normal and are implementing strategies to protect workers and consumers against infection.
Among the articles in the March 2021 issue of ISHN magazine, we discuss fall prevention in regards to the musculoskeletal system, look into building a culture of safety, learn about NFPA 652 compliance and consider advancements in materials manufacturing.