This work tells in Guidebook fashion, how successful companies are achieving "Zero" employee injury for extended periods of time. The more successful are able to reach one million workhours and more with "Zero" OSHA Recordable injuries. This success is reached using research based safety management strategies from the construction industry that apply to employers in any business or industry or culture. Specific examples are presented along with a powerful results oriented, continuous improvement safety management process that is essential for the long term. Savings go direct to the bottom line and are more significant than most executives can imagine. What is safety excellence? Can it be defined? A good definition of safety excellence is this. "A company or group of employees have reached safety excellence when all 'at-risk behavior' has been eliminated." In contrast, however, repeatedly the definition of "safety excellence" commonly found in business and industry is as varied as there are companies. Too often leaders accept mediocrity (always un-intentioned) as their definition of safety excellence. Why settle for the average?Why don't we measure our performance against the best: those with no injuries?
Here, the key questions should be, "Who are they, and how do they accomplish such performance?" This books tells all and the answer is simply that employee safety is a people management issue. While the hazards presented in various industries are different, the people are the same. Copy what these in construction are doing in managing safety with their people and you, too, can achieve Zero Injury. .