Recorded at AIHce EXP 2023
National Safety Council's (NSC) Severe Injury, Illness and Fatality (SIIF) Prevention Model is designed to assist in the prevention of fatal and serious work-related injuries and illnesses. The framework is designed to be logical, intuitive, and used by large, small, and mid-sized organizations. The model outlines practical steps to be taken in the prevention process, and includes tools to implement and operationalize each step. The model can be used after a serious incident has happened or to anticipate and prevent a serious incident before it occurs. Some H&S professionals see preventing serious cases as a control problem (i.e., having sufficient control measures in place). Other professionals see it as a systems problem. This model addresses both by pulling together the different thoughts into workable approaches that can be applied by any organization. The model contains four major steps, with key elements listed under each step and a core set of tools provided to operationalize the different elements. The user can custom tailor their approach by picking the tools that will work best for their organization.
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:
• Assess the current situation hazards and systems issues.
• Set leadership expectations and align necessary leadership support.
• Identify risks that have the highest probability of contributing to a severe injury, illness or fatality.
• Address risk and SIIF precursors and evaluate controls.
• Incorporate corrective actions to close identified program gaps.
• Implement corrective actions for controlling the hazard and systems factors.
• Determine that corrective actions are working as intended.
• Monitor controls and systems enhancements for possible degradation and new risks.
• Demonstrate systems are in place to drive continuous improvement.
Charles Jenkins, CIH
Christopher Louis, PE, CSP, CHMM