Are we learning from industrial accidents?
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted most, if not all, companies to refocus their priorities to ensuring that workplace infection is prevented. The decisions made in response to COVID-19 and the attention demanded by the pandemic have resulted in neglect and acceleration of other risks that have always been present, particularly safety risks. These risk accelerators have had serious consequences to the companies’ bottom line, and the safety of employees and surrounding communities.
dss+ compiled the most commonly cited risk accelerators based on what we have heard from various companies globally.