Safety Management

Chemical Risk Assessments

Why Do We Do Risk Assessments?

Many government regulations for chemical safety identify the need for a risk assessment as part of the decision-making process for managing potential hazards. However, EPA’s hazardous waste determination is the only risk assessment process that is well defined by the … Read More

Serious Incidents and Fatalities (SIFs)

Our Stubborn Problem with Serious Incidents and Fatalities (SIFs) – Part II

Risk exists in an interactive system, much of which is beyond the workers’ influence. Risk and reliable performance are, therefore, systems issues, not personal issues. Bringing risk to an acceptable level begins with analyzing the work, not just the personal … Read More