Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Safety Catalyst: Focusing on Health for High-level Safety Performance

How to make safety performace work ...

"When it comes to improving employee safety and health, the sum is definitely greater than the parts.

Many safety professionals admit feeling frustrated trying to help others change their behavior in order to prevent life-threatening events. I've heard numerous pros wonder, "It's in their own best interests. Why won't they act safely?"

The implications for safety professionals are staggering. While we've made significant strides in safety, many organizations have hit a plateau in preventing personal injuries. This could be due to many reasons – not knowing what replacement behaviors to try, thinking about but not changing habits, or not having the energy or motivation to make needed personal change. In addition, an aging work force, while a more experienced one, may be more prone to heart disease, hypertension, arthritis and diabetes, as well as musculo-skeletal cumulative trauma and other health concerns."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

Sum of Parts - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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