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Title:
Serious incident prevention : how to achieve and sustain accident-free operations in your plant or company
Author:
Burns, Thomas, 1946-
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Publication Information:
Houston, Tex. : Gulf Pub. Co., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780884158080
Format :
Book

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Serious incidents affect a company's most important and most visible measures of performance, including profitability and company image. Unfortunately, prevention of accidents often garners low visibility and often even low priority. Many companies invest the minimum effort required to meet regulations and make changes only after an expensive and devastating crisis. Real improvement takes place when prevention becomes a high priority. 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. Follow this roadmap to a safer, more prosperous plant by preventing serious incidents


Table of Contents

Serious 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