Make or Break Your Bottom Line With Safety

In 2017, the estimated cost of a medically consulted injury was $39,000 and $1,150,000 in direct costs per death[1] .- That year, on average, more than fourteen workers were killed every day[2]. These very real statistics illustrate the direct financial costs of regulatory fines, workplace ...

Strengthening Management of Safety Barriers

In the first article of this series, “Reflections on Safety Barriers”, we discussed some general principles of safety barriers and proposed a wide operational definition. The second article, “Assessment of Safety Barriers”, described one possible way of doing a hazard and safety barrier assessment, ...

Assessment of Safety Barriers

Barrier assessment in practice - an example In the first part if this trilogy, Reflections on Safety Barriers, we argued that focus on safety barriers is one way to deal with some of the shortcomings of traditional risk assessments. We further talked about general principles and posed a wide ...

Reflections on Safety Barriers

This is the first article in a series of three articles dealing with safety barriers. The first part of this ‘trilogy’ will deal with some general reflections on safety barriers and barrier assessment. The second part will discuss a practical method and example of how this can be done. Thirdly we ...
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