Serious Incident Prevention:
How to Sustain Accident-Free Operations in Your Plant or Company
- Thomas Burns, Thomas Burns, P.E., is founder and president of SIP Management Systems, Inc. in Longview, Texas, a consulting and training firm that helps organizations take a proactive approach to maintaining safe and profitable workplaces. During his nearly three decades at Eastman Chemical Company, the company won the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, received OSHA STAR recognition, and was named by Industry Week as one of the world's 100 best-managed companies.
This is your guide to creating a proactive, effective prevention process. This book presents a model showing you how to systematically identify and execute the steps needed to make your operations incident-free. Its team-based approach draws every level of the organization into the effort. Serious incidents affect a company's most important and most visible measures of performance, including profitability and company image. Use the author's ground-breaking method for preventing serious incidents, from a team perspective. Whether applied in real-life situations or in the classroom, this method will help you create a safer, more profitable plant.Up to date information and expanded topic coverage is provided in this new edition. There are two new chapters. One covers leveraging the power of behavior-based techniques and the other covers the benefits of developing teamwork skills. New material features case studies of corporations that have achieved a high degree of success from the implementation of Burns' techniques. Additionally, the author has included safety performance scorecards, a practical and effective tool for preventing serious incidents.View full description
- Published: June 2002
- Imprint: GULF PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING
- ISBN: 978-0-7506-7521-5
The text is very well organized. The anecdotes helped in the students understanding of the text.
Table of ContentsSerious incident prevention: A career perspective. The improvement challenge. The barriers to improvement. Management of change. A proven process improvement model. Establishing serious incident prevention as an organizational priority. Employee involvement. Understanding the risks. Identifying the critical work. Establishing performance standards. Measurement and feedback. Reinforcement and corrective action. Improving and updating the process. Applying the process model: A case study. Responding to the challenge.