Thursday, September 29, 2005

Managing Global Safety: The Power of One

A good article on the trend toward a corporate global safety program ...

"Why are a growing number of companies with international operations adopting corporate-wide global health and safety management systems?

Global companies face global safety risks. That's one of the lessons learned after the 1984 disaster in Bhopal, India, affected Union Carbide's worldwide operations.

In part because of this global risk, but for a variety of other reasons as well, health and safety professionals with international experience say one of the most important recent trends sweeping through successful multinational companies is the shift to a single safety management system that applies to all their operations throughout the world. While the example of Bhopal revealed the risks of safety failures, experts emphasize that taking a global approach to safety and health isn't only about avoiding problems: It also opens up a wealth of opportunities to improve performance."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

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