What is a Safety Management System?
- A systematic, explicit and comprehensive process for managing safety risks that provides for goal setting, planning and measurement of performance against defined criteria
- A formal method of measuring and evaluating individual and organizational safety performance with an emphasis on continuous improvement
The National Safety Council encourages all organizations to adopt a safety management system on their Journey to Safety Excellence.
An Effective Safety Management System:
- Reduces the risk of workplace incidents, injuries and fatalities through data-driven measurements and improvements
- Involves engaging people and working in partnership to make safety a shared responsibility, recognizing the value of cross-level teamwork
- Is organized and structured to ensure organizations are able to achieve and maintain high standards of safety performance
- Is proactive, preventive and integrated into the culture of your organization
Let NSC Help You with a Safety Management System Assessment
The NSC Safety Management System Assessment uses a systematic approach that combines multiple points of measurement (both qualitative and quantitative) to gauge the effectiveness of managing safety risks while discovering the root causes of deficiencies.
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The Journey to Safety Excellence model is a framework for continuous improvement based on research and proven, effective practices for safety management systems, which emphasize people's contributions to progressive solutions for reducing risk and preventing harm. For more information, visit Journey to Safety Excellence.
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