Is the Safety Function Focusing On the Wrong Things?

Out of Focus: Is the Safety Function Focusing On the Wrong Things?   By Phil La Duke on his blog http://philladuke.wordpress.com/ Phil says: In this week's post I identify three areas that the safety profession has been obsessing on, and ask the question have we been focused on the wrong things for the past 100 …

Nod and a Wink Safety

Are You Practicing “Nod & a Wink” Safety? by Phil La Duke – see the full article here Extract: There are two extremes when it comes to safety practitioners: overly protective simpletons who see certain death lurking around every corner and those who practice “nod-and-a-wink” safety. The former are the much maligned safety cops who …

Managing Safety in the Workplace: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

Managing Safety in the Workplace: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility Traditionally, workplace safety has been the sole jurisdiction of safety and health professionals. However, due to the critical nature of the safety function and its impact on organization costs, it is better viewed as the joint responsibility of several functions, including Operations, Human Resources, Finance, and Risk …