Changing safety's paradigms
- McKinnon, Ron C.
- Lanham, Md. : Government Institutes, 2007.
- Physical description
- ix, 212 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-203) and index.
- Safety paradigms
- Paradigm 1 : safety is first
- Paradigm 2 : think safe, work safe
- Paradigm 3 : no blood; no foul
- Paradigm 4 : there are no cop outs in safety!
- Paradigm 5 : injuries measure safety performance
- Paradigm 6 : injury free is a safety record
- Paradigm 7 : there's no such thing as luck in safety
- Paradigm 8 : safety is common sense
- Paradigm 9 : after an accident blame the injured party (and fix the problem)
- Paradigm 10 : if it's unsafe you can shut it down.
- Paradigm 11 : accidents are investigated properly
- Paradigm 12 : after an accident - write a procedure
- Paradigm 13 : safety belongs in the safety department
- Paradigm 14 : safety is boring
- Paradigm 15 : safety and security are the same
- Paradigm 16 : there is honesty and integrity in reporting
- Paradigm 17 : ridiculous safety prevents accidents
- Paradigm 18 : legal compliance means a safe workplace
- Paradigm 19 : safety costs money
- Paradigm 20 : discipline makes people work safely
- Other paradigms.
- Publisher's Summary
- Fueled by more than 30 years in the safety industry and by thousands of interviews with managers and workers worldwide, McKinnon confronts the safety industry's most prevalent and most dangerous myths head-on. He identifies 20 common safety paradigms, examines how these misconceptions negatively impact the way employers manage safety and health in their facilities, and provides guidelines for changes that will reduce accidents in the workplace.
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- Publication date
- Ron C. McKinnon.