safety management Articles

  • Aviation safety management systems

    The importance of a safety management system (SMS) is reinforced by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)'s 2009 mandate requiring its introduction. The post SMS implementation findings of an ICAO council member state highlighted the need for a timely and verifiable project management structure when instituting such change. The appropriateness of using accident rates, number of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The cooperative approach in managing safety issues for Halal industrial parks in Malaysia: embracing opportunity

    The progressive development of Halal Industrial Park is to realise Malaysia's aspiration to become a global Halal hub champion. The purpose of this paper is to provide an initial framework linking the literature on how cooperative approach would bring improvement to the safety management performance at Malaysia's Halal Park. The cooperative approach such as industrial symbiosis is synonymously ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Marine accidents: quality vs. safety and one step further

    We dealt with an essential issue ? we believe ? which is Quality vs. Safety in Shipping. Shipping is not proud for achieving zero defects or accidents, as it should. Efforts in the past ? prior to 1998 ? for the industry to implement ISO 9000 failed and a full investigation is here made whether even the ? for us ? safety standard ISM Code ? after 1998 ? will succeed. So, we have proposed a Total ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Advanced information and communications technologies in regional safety management

    The complex interactions and the increasing extent of human activities motivate safety planners to switch the focus from the source-oriented safety management approach to regional sustainable development. Traditional safety management is oriented toward technological systems, whereas sustainable management is approached from a regional perspective. Consequently, safety issues in sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Core elements of safety culture and safety performance: literature review and exploratory results

    A review of the extant safety culture literature is undertaken in order to identify and define the core elements of this concept, mainly the safety climate and the safety management system implemented. Subsequently, we carry out an empirical analysis of Spanish firms to test the relation between the dimensions identified and safety performance. The paper also highlights the key role of managers' ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Editorial: Dealing with technical risks in a region

    The ETH Polyproject on 'Risk and Safety of Technical Systems' took the initiative to research various aspects related to regional risk assessment and safety management. This Editorial asks, What is integrated area risk assessment and safety management? It briefly considers how to define a region and the objectives and scope for an integrated regional risk assessment and safety management (IRRASM) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Changing Face of Airline Safety

    Airline safety is changing. Between demographic shifts in airline leadership, evolving safety regulations, and an increasing role of technology in airline quality and safety management, old ways are growing irrelevant and to stay competitive, airlines must adapt to these emerging realities. Intelex aviation solutions specialist Frank Friesen sat down for an exclusive Q&A web interview with ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • An Insiders Guide to Buying Safety Management Software

    With an array of competitive vendors, seemingly complicated technologies, and solutions of varying scope and quality, purchasing enterprise safety management software can seem like an overwhelming process. However, understanding the inner workings of the safety software industry is not as difficult as it may seem. Further, learning how to maximize your organization’s return on ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • To influence corporate OH&S performance through the financial market

    The systematic management of work environment and occupational risks was investigated with the help of a desktop audit to the 150 largest companies on the Australian stock market. The aim of this was to rate companies on their safety management system and to choose those best-of-sector to be included in a OH&S-screened share investment portfolio. The results of the screening, and the indicated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On the vulnerability of critical infrastructures: "seeing it coming"

    The paper addresses a number of concerns that are manifest in the safety management of critical infrastructures (CI) including, and especially, the effects of an increasing complexity on the safety managers' ability to comprehend and monitor the stability, predictability, and manoeuvrability of the systems at hand; the perverse effect of computer ubiquity on the CI safety quality; and, entailing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Overview of risk based process safety

    Process safety practices and formal safety management systems have been in place in some companies for many years. Process safety management (PSM) is widely credited reductions in major accident risk and in mproved chemical industry performance. Nevertheless, many organizations continue to be challenged by inadequate managementsystem performance, resource pressures and stagnant process safety ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Safety culture and its reflections in job and organisational design: Total Safety Management

    Recent attempts to capture system safety have focused on the term 'safety culture', indicating a shift in emphasis from individual and directly accident-related factors to organisational and 'latent' factors related to safety. Based on the socio-technical systems approach, an extension of existing models of safety culture is suggested, termed Total Safety Management in accordance with current ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Workplace fatalities

    An increase in workplace fatalities, like the untimely deaths of a crane operator and construction worker in New York’s lower-east side (May 2008), reinforces the desperate need for workplace safety programs.With thousands of people needlessly dying on the job every year, one can’t help but wonder what’s going wrong. According to Michael Belzer, associate research scientist with the Institute of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • A risk-based approach to process safety makes (dollars and) sense

    Process safety practices and formal safety management systems have been in place in some companies for many years. Process safety management is widely credited for reductions in major accident risk and in improved chemical industry performance. Unfortunately, traditional process safety management programs are typically based on implementing a standard set of requirements that, in some situations, ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • ISHM Allows Employers to Post Occupational Safety & Health Positions

    The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) offers employers the ability to efficiently find highly qualified applicants for open positions. Yuma, AZ, December 10th, 2012 For employers looking to fill health and safety positions, the Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification is the only accredited certification that focuses ...

  • Preliminary Steps for Creating an Effective Safety Management System

    The following steps are RECOMMENDED, BEFORE developing / writing a Safety Management System for almost any industry or business in the world. Fully understand the organizations documented strategies, objectives, and goals. Identify one experienced / competent Subject Matter Expert (SME’S) within each discipline of the ...

  • Safety’s Bottom Line: Using ROI to Gain Executive Support

    At the heart of safety management is the desire to create a safer workplace, where employees’ well-being is valued and protected. What is often understated is the influence that safety has beyond ensuring everyone goes home at the end of the day. The bottom line, both literally and figuratively, is that an effective safety management program saves manufacturing organizations like  ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Safety management procedures and practices at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research

    The Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) operates FBTR (Fast Breeder Test Reactor), KAMINI (neutron source reactor), radiometallurgical laboratory, radiochemical laboratory, reprocessing plant, industrial scale sodium loops, advanced research laboratories, workshops, etc. Codified safety management procedures with systematic surveillance are essential for safe and reliable operations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Occupational and industrial safety case study

    Service performed: Health and safety management system design Summary: EFI Global worked closely with a global manufacturer of wool fiberglass and foam insulation to develop a Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) for its 13 U.S. facilities. Development of the HSMS required in-depth understanding of the plant’s operations, corporate best management ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • The essentiality of process-safety management

    Untitled Document Loss of Life in the workplace is a tragedy of enormous proportion. One of the tools the Occupational Safety and Health ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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