A risk-based system to penalize and reward line management for occupational safety and health performance

Donoghue, AM (2001) A risk-based system to penalize and reward line management for occupational safety and health performance. Occupational Medicine-oxford, 51 5: 354-356. doi:10.1093/occmed/51.5.354


Author Donoghue, AM
Title A risk-based system to penalize and reward line management for occupational safety and health performance
Journal name Occupational Medicine-oxford   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0962-7480
Publication date 2001-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/occmed/51.5.354
Volume 51
Issue 5
Start page 354
End page 356
Total pages 3
Editor J. R. Beach
Place of publication Oxford, UK
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
321201 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
730208 Occupational health (excl. economic development aspects)
Abstract Penalizing line management for the occurrence of lost time injuries has in some cases had unintended negative consequences. These are discussed. An alternative system is suggested that penalizes line management for accidents where the combination of the probability of recurrence and the maximum reasonable consequences such a recurrence may have exceeds an agreed limit. A reward is given for prompt effective control of the risk to below the agreed risk limit. The reward is smaller than the penalty. High-risk accidents require independent investigation by a safety officer using analytical techniques. Two case examples are given to illustrate the system. Continuous safety improvement is driven by a planned reduction in the agreed risk limit over time and reward for proactive risk assessment and control.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Lost Time Injury
Management
Occupational Health And Safety
Penalty
Performance
Reward
Risk
Risk Assessment
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre Publications
 
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