What Do You Really “Know” About Your Company’s SIF Risk Potential
Published: December 2020
The DSS Approach to SIF Control (Part 1 of a 3-Part Series)
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, while workplace injury rates have been declining, fatalities are not. In 2009, the fatal injury rate was 3.5, and 10 years later in 2018, the fatal injury rate remained unchanged at 3.5 per 100,000 FTEs. Given this alarming trend, organizations need to have a comprehensive plan developed and in place to identify, remedy, and reduce Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) risks in their operations so they can protect their people, productivity, and business performance. Such a plan needs to focus on risks that can lead to acute, instantaneous events with acute, instantaneous consequences that are potentially life-threatening, life-altering, or fatal. This SIF risk white paper #1 details the key first steps to take to improve SIF risk.