Serious Incident Prevention:: How to Sustain Accident-Free Operations in Your Plant or Company / Edition 2

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Overview

This is your guide to creating a proactive, effective prevention process. This book presents a model showing you how to systematically identify and execute the steps needed to make your operations incident-free. Its team-based approach draws every level of the organization into the effort.

Serious incidents affect a company's most important and most visible measures of performance, including profitability and company image. Use the author's ground-breaking method for preventing serious incidents, from a team perspective. Whether applied in real-life situations or in the classroom, this method will help you create a safer, more profitable plant.
Up to date information and expanded topic coverage is provided in this new edition. There are two new chapters. One covers leveraging the power of behavior-based techniques and the other covers the benefits of developing teamwork skills. New material features case studies of corporations that have achieved a high degree of success from the implementation of Burns' techniques. Additionally, the author has included safety performance scorecards, a practical and effective tool for preventing serious incidents.

• Updated with all new material on teamwork skills and behavior-based techniques

• This unique method shows the user how to prevent serious incidents before they occur

• Includes cases of real-life examples and safety performance scorecards

This is your guide to creating a proactive, effective prevention process. This book presents a model showing you how to systematically identify and execute the steps needed to make your operations incident-free. Its team-based approach draws every level of the organization into the effort.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'...this book is concise and well argued and if used in workplaces with the potential for major incidents applying it assiduously would, I'm sure, reduce that potential. It is rare indeed to find a work on safety management that is easy to read and which also adds to our core understanding of a topic. This is one such volume.
I would recommend this book to anybody pursuing the NEBOSH Diploma, or any safety professional whose work involves the design and implementation of complex safety management system processes and the mitigation of serious risks.'
The Safety and Health Practitioner, January 2003
From The Critics
Drawing from his long service with a large chemical company, consultant Burns presents a new approach to preventing serious incidents through safety management processes, in contrast to the old approach of mere compliance with regulations. Among the elements he describes are management commitment and leadership, employee involvement, identifying critical work, establishing standards, measurement and feedback, and improving and updating the process. He concludes with a hypothetical case study. The first edition appeared in 1999. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Booknews
Proactive rather than reactive is the byword to workplace safety of the president of a consulting and training firm offering a prevention process improvement model. The emphasis is on establishing performance standards with ongoing feedback as an organizational priority before a catastrophic incident jolts management complacency. The author discusses serious incidents of the past, barriers to improvement, employee involvement, and identification of the critical work. A hypothetical case study features graphic representations of the model's components. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750675215
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 7/2/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 0.50 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Serious incident prevention: A career perspective. The improvement challenge. The barriers to improvement. Management of change. A proven process improvement model. Establishing serious incident prevention as an organizational priority. Employee involvement. Understanding the risks. Identifying the critical work. Establishing performance standards. Measurement and feedback. Reinforcement and corrective action. Improving and updating the process. Applying the process model: A case study. Responding to the challenge.

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