ORCHSE Featured in Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, June 2017

As rates for fatal and serious injuries and illnesses continue unabated, it’s clear that a fresh approach to safety and health issues is needed. Preventing workplace fatalities and serious injuries requires adopting a new set of assumptions about risk, incident causation, complexity, and the role of human and organizational factors in creating hazardous circumstances. In the featured cover story of the June issue of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, ORCHSE partners Stephen Newell and Dee Woodhull along with editorial consultant Rosemarie Lally explain an innovative six-step process for improving prevention methods. Their article provides guidance to assist organizations in transitioning to a risk-based perspective; identifying, assessing, and controlling risk; integrating human and organizational performance principles into risk assessment and abatement; and driving continuous improvement.