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80-20 Rules of Safety Management

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Effective Safety management is a “system approach” and is certainly not a “piecemeal activity”.   Like any other business function, it also requires careful planning, efficient organisation, adequate resource allocation and sound monitoring and evaluation process. Conventional approach and generic activities render safety function missing the objective of the organisation year after year. In every management it is said that efforts and resources applied to preventing the occurrence that lead to defects in quality, deteriorated environment or injury in due course of business is economical and effective. This is true to safety management too.
Unfortunately, most business focuses more for situations developed after business upsets. In the name of improving safety performance, an organisation runs many programs that address the problems surfaced after an accident (a potential business upset). The accident may be a situation related to release/spill of chemicals, fire/explosion, and collaps…