Failure emanating from engineering problems can be rare, occasional, or frequent. Reasons for its Creation The reason for the creation of the position of a safety manager in engineering is to reduce the frequency of occurrence of failures and to ensure that the consequences of failures do not threaten life or property (Leveson, 2011). The process of safety engineering begins during the early phases of designing a system. Safety managers are charged with the duty of considering, the likely undesirable events that can occur, the conditions that can trigger the occurrence, and to project the accident risk that can be expected from such an occurrence. They then specify the safety mitigation requirements that should be implemented.
2.1 Introduction Understanding how accidents occur is important to establish strategies to prevent their occurrence (Hinze, Devenport, & Giang, 2006). In an attempt to solve the factors of the occupational accident, many previous studies have tried to develop an accident causation models, which is important to work as a body of knowledge in the safety and health field which could predict and prevent the accidents. Among the famous accident causation model includes Domino theory, Management-based theories, Multiple causation model, Human error models and many others. From the accident causation models, the factors contributing to the occupational accident will be identified to form a theoretical background to this study and will be strengthened
There are 3 reasons of why the failure does occur. Equipment Failure Maintenance is any kinds of activities that used for prevention or anticipation before the failure. Maintenance is done because it would effect the lifetime of the system itself. Improperly maintenance both the time and performed can aggravate problems such as decreasing the profits and the error occurs on faulty parts and the maintainer itself. In the workplace, the machine that used for production should be maintaining regularly to prevent any workplace hazards such as accidents and health problem.
If the log is empty, then one must look to why employees are not reporting injuries. Is there a culture that frowns upon reporting accidents or are employees just not educated on the proper procedures. Lastly, I feel we must go back to the enforcement of policies and holding employees accountable for their actions. If employees willing know that they can act in an unsafe manner and without fear of recourse then they will act accordingly. The policies set fourth must be adhered to and progressive disciplinary action must be taken to show employees that safety is a top priority.
All accidents have their causes so it is important to identify the causes to the accident so that it can be prevented in future and thus reduce injury, ill health and also cost to the business. This is the article i took from my sinchew.com, the title was second Penang bridge collapse. The possible causes of the accident is because of this three factors, namely design, material used and quality of work not accordance with specifications, and supervision and quality control at the project site. The safety officer should regularly check the construction site to prevent this kind of accidents happen in future.
A risk assessment is managing the health and safety of a business and by doing this you must control the risks in your workplace and by doing this you would need to think about what might cause harm to individuals and you need to decide if you are going to take reasonable steps to prevent that harm. Out of my group I was responsible of writing my risk assessment. I made sure that I thought of how accidents could happen and concentrate on real risks that are more likely to cause harm, then I would find ways of preventing the risks. When making a risk assessment it’s important that the risks are identified so that you can decide on who might be harmed and how. When writing up the risk assessment most important part include thing like if someone
Testing to ensure core business processes are functioning correctly According to other relevant report what risks of the ERP, there has one more risk that Campbell was missed, which is testing the business processes in order to make sure that its functioning correctly. As the report of protiviti says, testing is essential to ERP implementation success, but it is often the phase where organisations decide to take shortcut in order to meet the planned go-live data. That means, it is necessary for testing the main part of new ERP before the implementation of the new one. But, at the ERP of Campbell, the mangers or developers had missed it, leading to a risk that will influence the development of Campbell
Risks management refers to basically identifying possible threats that may hinder achievement of organizational objectives, and taking measures to deal with such threats in advance. Those measures aim at reducing the chances of the risk occurring or being ready to cater for consequences when the risk occurs. Risks present an element of uncertainty to the exposed unit Ashford (2008). Fire and rescue service risk management aims at having precautionary measures for what might or might not happen. It is identifying and assessing possible threats or risks and designing strategies to face the risk.
In doing so the opposite occurs and the organization becomes unable to operate because of the costs associated with unsafe acts. (Goetsch, 2011) In order to remain competitive an organization must establish and practice the ideal safety culture. The ideal safety culture draws on the elements of: informed culture, reporting culture, learnin... ... middle of paper ... ...ucture for employees to share and promote the company’s safety-first values. Works Cited Goetsch, D.L. (2011).
What is safety worth, and just how much does safety cost when ensuring the rights of consumers are addressed appropriately? Finding the balance between production profits and Research & Development (R&D) in safety issues can be the difference between profits, profit loss, and Malevolent Disregard (Meel, M. & Saat, M., 2002). Even though profits and root earnings can make or break an organization, when the safety of the consumer is at risk, ethical decisions are required. Business ethics, within the law abiding countries, considers safety a consumer’s basic right. Laws are currently in place to protect both consumers and organizations in determining historical, current, and or future fault of unsafe products.