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Six Secrets of the
World’s Safest
Companies
What they know
and you should too.
Introduction
Which are the Safest Companies?
Which did we Benchmark?
All Injuries Are Predictable
and Preventable
Injuries are system failures.
FMEA and Root Cause Analysis can be
used to pre...
Sample FMEA
Compliance Is Not Enough
Industry average is a dangerous
and misleading metric.
There is no correlation between compliance...
Be Proactive
Balanced Scorecard Approach
Monthly Strategy Sessions
Leading Indicators
Analyze and Understand Safety Trends...
Sample Scorecard
Leading Indicators
Trend Analysis: Injuries
Trend Analysis: Hazards Found
Trend Analysis: Hazards & Injuries
Safety Is Owned by Operations
Legal Liabilities
Leadership-driven
First-line Accountability for Safety
Forced Accountabili...
Safety Is Everyone’s Job
Defined in each worker’s
job description.
Identified as a criteria for successful job
performance...
Safety Is a Strategic Business
Element
Injuries are inefficient and cost money
and productivity.
Understanding the true co...
Obvious Costs of Safety
Workers’ Compensation Costs
Insurance Premiums
Lawsuits
Fines
Hidden Costs of Safety
Legal Fees
Public Relations Fallout
Disruption of Productivity
Work Stoppages
Turnover
Lower Qualit...
Living in Denial
“We’re already doing this.”
“We can’t afford it right now.”
“We’re already ahead of industry
average—that...
Conclusion
All injuries are predictable and
preventable
Compliance is not enough
Be proactive
Safety is everybody’s job
Sa...
Thank You!
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This presentation was made by internationally recognized safety expert, Phil La Duke at the 2008 Michigan Safety Council in Lansing Michigan. For more information on this topic contact Phil La Duke (Pladuke@oe.com) or visit www.safety-impact.com

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6 Secrets Of The Worlds Safest Companies

  1. 1. Six Secrets of the World’s Safest Companies What they know and you should too.
  2. 2. Introduction Which are the Safest Companies? Which did we Benchmark?
  3. 3. All Injuries Are Predictable and Preventable Injuries are system failures. FMEA and Root Cause Analysis can be used to predict system failures. Job Safety Analysis helps to determine likely failure modes. No-blame incident investigation. Standard Work is key to preventing injuries.
  4. 4. Sample FMEA
  5. 5. Compliance Is Not Enough Industry average is a dangerous and misleading metric. There is no correlation between compliance and lower injury rates. Compliance-driven safety is not good business. Compliance-driven approaches tend to be reactive. Prevention-driven approaches anticipate changes in regulatory requirements and comply before the change is mandatory.
  6. 6. Be Proactive Balanced Scorecard Approach Monthly Strategy Sessions Leading Indicators Analyze and Understand Safety Trends and Take Appropriate Action
  7. 7. Sample Scorecard
  8. 8. Leading Indicators
  9. 9. Trend Analysis: Injuries
  10. 10. Trend Analysis: Hazards Found
  11. 11. Trend Analysis: Hazards & Injuries
  12. 12. Safety Is Owned by Operations Legal Liabilities Leadership-driven First-line Accountability for Safety Forced Accountability Safety Personnel as Coaches and Consultants
  13. 13. Safety Is Everyone’s Job Defined in each worker’s job description. Identified as a criteria for successful job performance during annual reviews/compensation. Safety is hardwired into Operations.
  14. 14. Safety Is a Strategic Business Element Injuries are inefficient and cost money and productivity. Understanding the true cost of injuries. • Obvious costs • Hidden costs Policies are reviewed and changed to reflect changes in the business environment.
  15. 15. Obvious Costs of Safety Workers’ Compensation Costs Insurance Premiums Lawsuits Fines
  16. 16. Hidden Costs of Safety Legal Fees Public Relations Fallout Disruption of Productivity Work Stoppages Turnover Lower Quality Property Damage Scrap
  17. 17. Living in Denial “We’re already doing this.” “We can’t afford it right now.” “We’re already ahead of industry average—that’s good enough.” “We can do it alone.” “Changing our safety culture is our Safety Department’s job.”
  18. 18. Conclusion All injuries are predictable and preventable Compliance is not enough Be proactive Safety is everybody’s job Safety is owned by operations Safety is a strategic business element Questions?
  19. 19. Thank You!

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