From production to safety, workers play a central role within industrial facilities. Yet, technology, processes, and policies often focus on the elements to be done instead of the workers doing them. Adjusting this focus to a worker-centric methodology has already generated gains in other industries; focusing on the workers delivering operational output has far greater, and more sustainable, effects on organizational success than checking the boxes in process-centric solutions. It is time for health, safety and environment (HSE) management practices to become unconventional and leverage its workers. It’s time to really make safety personal.
Safety, cybersecurity, production, or workforce productivity, each area has a common thread – people. Workers and managers are in charge of maintaining and reporting on safety standards, monitoring and mitigating security threats, managing production schedules, and cultivating the workforce. Within each sphere, current solutions often focus on the technical details and procedural elements required, missing the critical insight that industrial employees hold. Processes and solutions won’t catch a loose live wire hanging from the ceiling, but workers will. Across industries, the role of workers and worker-centric processes is becoming the crux of maintaining a competitive advantage, profitability, and ultimately, sustainability.
In this session, we will explore the current role of workers within HSE practices and departments. We will discuss the top challenges facing HSE managers, current state of managing operations risk and safety, and the untapped value that workers can contribute to overall organizational goals.
- Industry leading solutions and processes require people to be effective
- Reactive policies require failure to create value; proactive approaches create value before failures occur
- Core processes such as operations risk and safety need to leverage insider insight
- Doing more with less requires an optimized engaged workforce
Mark delivers technology-driven solutions to achieve short-term objectives while building long-term success for industrial operations. With 35 years of experience, Mark is internationally recognized in HSE, sustainability, and risk management.
Mark delivers technology-driven solutions to achieve short-term objectives while building long-term success for industrial operations. With 35 years of experience, Mark is internationally recognized in HSE, sustainability, and risk management. Mark authors numerous papers on HSE practices including “Transforming health, safety and environment strategy, culture and performance using social business.”