Serious injury and fatality prevention
Current safety policies must focus on preventing the most serious accidents, as these events can have significant consequences for the health, or even the lives of a company’s employees. But how can this be achieved?
This document presents a new model for the prevention of serious and fatal accidents, based on:
- the identification of scenarios that could have very severe consequences;
- the implementation of a 3-level, defense-in-depth system: prevention, recovery, mitigation;
- the detection and analysis of disruptors that can weaken this defense system;
- the implementation of appropriate protection measures.
Several key elements help to effectively transform safety policies and support the move towards better prevention of serious and fatal accidents: cooperation between contractors and sub-contractors, and strong links between ‘global’ and ‘local’ management in large organizations.
We invite you to explore this report on the results of discussions among members of the Icsi’s working group, focused on the prevention of serious and fatal accidents. The document also outlines the outcome of practical approaches and pilot workshops that were set up to test theoretical concepts in the field.
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