SCALABLE: injury prevention

Gonser, Bill; Weiss, Brett
March 2008
Industrial Engineer: IE;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 40 Issue 3/4, p26
The article discusses the significance of a scalable injury prevention program for companies in the U.S. With hundreds or thousands of employees, jobs, processes and procedures and tens of thousands of factors contributing to workplace injuries, creating a comprehensive injury prevention program that can manage all this can be a daunting prospect. However, companies can manage that complexity by implementing a scalable injury prevention program. In order for an injury prevention program to be scalable, it must set priorities based on which efforts will yield the greatest benefits. Many companies have also begun to explore using enterprise risk management solutions that allow them to view, manage and mitigate business risks on a holistic rather than piecemeal basis.


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