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An SMS is documented process for managing risks that integrates operations and technical systems with the management of financial and human resources to ensure workplace safety and the safety of the public. An effective SMS database system is essential for proper risk management. An effective SMS database will allow stakeholders easy access to an integrated safety reporting system that is connected to the SMS program of an organization. Well organized and documented SMS solutions allow operational safety checklists to be integrated into the risk management system. Results must be fed immediately into the risk management system for safety managers to perform risk assessments, classify issues, assign corrective and preventive actions. Web and database safety management systems save organizations time and money.
This workshop is designed for safety managers, supervisors and employees who need to understand how to develop and implement a Safety Management System (SMS) which can effectively capture and track data to ensure safety of operations.
The objectives of this workshop are to teach:
- the essential components of a Safety Management System
- nature of organizational hazards
- recognize the need for organizations to be able identify, capture and track essential date for organizations to maintain a safe environment
- to learn how automated tools can assist in ensuring organizations distribute safety information to everyone who needs to know
The workshop will address how metrics assist in monitoring a system of continuous improvement for safety. These metrics identify areas of risk and once risks are identified, it becomes possible to assess the risk in terms of severity and probability and to develop mitigations. Leading indicators include; identifying hazards through risk assessment, communications, training, documentation, periodic review by Top Management, follow-up on findings and corrective action, analysis of near misses, sharing of lessons learned, worker involvement, and audits and assessments. The safety metrics reported as lagging indicators include: overall injury rate, lost time injury rate, hours without a Lost Work Day (LWC), number of reportable cases, number of LWCs, number of inspections, regulatory citations, and near misses. Organizational, cultural, and resource related components necessary for successful