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The Keys to Sustainable SIF Risk Control

Published: 2021

This is the 2nd of a 3-part series on the DSS approach to Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) prevention. Our first paper focused on the importance of two critical activities: quantifying an organization’s vulnerability to SIF risk and bringing visibility to the organization’s SIF risk profile. In this paper we prepare the foundation for answering the question: "How do organizations make SIF risk control sustainable?"

For decades DSS has worked with companies around the globe to strengthen their Operational Risk Management (ORM) processes, with the ultimate objective to protect people and improve operations. Leveraging our extensive ORM experience, studying results from millions of DSS Safety Perception Surveys, and examining extensive information from our Management Insights for Risk Analysis (MIRA®) data warehouse, the evidence points us in a clear direction – SIF prevention is most effective and sustainable if it is embedded into the management of Operational Risks.