Like exposure in the workplace, safety is continuously changing. New equipment brings new risk, businesses evolve and change their focus, organizations expand or retract, and technology forces us to adjust approaches that worked in the past but might not do as well in the future. As we near the end of 2016, it’s a good time to take a step back and look ahead to the emerging topics on safety’s horizon. What’s new, what’s different, and what do we need to do to ensure that we’re up to date?
In our 2017 Guide to Safety in Action: 6 Ideas Shaping Safety Now, we delve into the most pressing issues we see developing in safety. We cover fundamental topics like serious injuries and fatalities and behavior-based safety, offering critical steps leaders can take to overcome emerging challenges in those areas and ensure they continue to be successful in the new year. We also examine areas of safety that are just beginning to take shape, such as Brain-Centric Reliability and Total Worker Health. Organizations certainly have a responsibility for their employees while they’re on the job, but what role do they play in maintaining personal safety and wellbeing after hours? With the traditional workplace becoming increasingly a thing of the past, how can leaders manage safety remotely while employees are offsite and on the road? We address these questions and also examine:
- The changing role of leadership
- Data, technology, and the connected workplace
- Contractor safety management
- Nine interventions critical to preventing serious injuries and fatalities
- Fatigue management and reliability
Exposure keeps evolving, and we need to grow in our understanding and capabilities if we are to keep ahead of it. The future of safety starts now. Please download 2017 Guide to Safety in Action: 6 Ideas Shaping Safety Now to learn more.