Safety as an indicator of progress: O’Neill CEO Aloca mindFly

 If you want to understand how Alcoa is doing, you need to look at our workplace safety figures.  If we bring our injury rates down, it won’t be because of cheerleading or the nonsense you sometimes hear from other CEOs.  It will be because the individuals at this company have agreed to become part of something important: They’ve devoted themselves to creating a habit of excellence.

Fixing the cause by implementing effective safety culture

Establishing a safety culture in the organization is the most effective means of safety assurance in the long term. Humans play a vital role in the running of the processes and are also the cause of most errors. There are a number of reasons for both errors and violations. Instead of increasing controls in terms of engineering controls and SOP’s, it is beneficial for the organization to implement a generative safety culture, wherein safety becomes a way of life and there is little oversight or control required. Losses are prevented at every stage and hazards are actively identified and risk mitigated.