Highly effective HSE (Health, Safety & Environmental) programs are more than processes or thick manuals. It's a culture shift from compliance to commitment.
Understanding your culture and how it perceives and reacts to HSE is crucial in determining which tools are most appropriate for your organization. Achieving and sustaining a positive HSE culture is not a subtle event, but a journey. Organizations should never let their guard down but have a constant "state of unease." Organizations must ensure that senior management is committed to a journey of continuous improvement.
Most companies have produced and implemented HSE programs that worked on a satisfactory level. Reporting is adequate but incidents still happen. Often a process is in place and people are using it, but not to the desired extent. Incidents don't reduce, people still get hurt, but the stats show the process is working. Why?
Pathological: Who cares as long as we're not caught?
Reactive: HSE is important; we do a lot every time we have an incident.
Calculative: We have systems in place to manage all hazards.
Proactive: HSE leadership and values drive continuous improvement.
Generative: HSE is how we do business around here.
Our analysis tools help you realize the current state of your HSE culture, whether it’s pathological or generative. Haploos will work with your organization from project initiation to determine your current state and work with your team to develop the future state.
Each HSE program consists of three primary categories. Each category can be broken up further depending on the needs of the client.
HSE starts with Hazard Identification. Often the hardest section in a program is getting team members to report and record incidents and hazards.
In order to learn from incidents and hazards, each incident or hazard must be investigated to a varying degree.
Verifying, benchmarking, measuring and continuous improvement are essential parts to an HSE system.
Your HSE program shouldn't be complex. It should be simple. By winning over the hearts and minds of your staff, they will champion HSE within your organization.