Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities

Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities

Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities

Traditional thinking on serious and fatal injury prevention suggests that reducing minor injuries brings proportional reductions in more serious ones. But falling rates in non-serious injuries haven't predictively produced this proportional drop in serious and fatal events. In other words, as we’ve gotten better at preventing injuries overall, serious events continue to occur at the same rate.

The reason for this apparent contradiction is that conventional approaches to safety improvement do not address the unique exposures that lead to serious injuries. Moreover, leaders and organisations often do not examine specific questions that inform the prevention of life-altering events.

Download the article and learn how you can begin eliminating serious injuries and fatalities in the workplace. We explore:

  • A new paradigm in the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities
  • The problem with traditional approaches
  • The importance of potential in tracking and eliminating major injuries
  • The role of precursors in serious events

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