Process Industry Consultant / Soft Skill
Ram K Navaratna
You can mention near miss / first aid cases in the accident report itself.
1st January 2016 From India, Madurai
Countless factories in India and many other countries have been certified for OHSAS 18001. When they can comply with the documentation requirements and the requirements of medical examination of workers (including canteen workers and contractors), etc., why can't your organization do it? You mention about near-miss reporting -- that is surprising! Whether certified for OHSAS 18001 or not, it (near-miss reporting and investigation) is very much required for a good occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. All these things that you have mentioned and many more things are needed in normal OH&S management. I feel you need to appoint a qualified and experienced safety officer and also a good OH&S consultant who can guide you properly. Regarding the State Factories Rules, whether outdated or not, you are required to comply. Any legal requirement regarding OH&S and environmental protection is the bare minimum that must be followed. Good organizations go beyond that and do much more than what is required by law. The management should have a genuine commitment to health, safety and environment. If that is in place, you can develop a good OH&S management system. Please remember: Safety performance of an organisation is an absolutely reliable manifestation of the quality of management.
1st January 2016 From United States, Des Plaines
Generally in many companies contract workers do not get the same treatment as the permanent workers.
Sadly if a contractor worker is absorbed, seldom he shows the same commitment.
That has been the irony of the industry.
One thing that can be done is frequent education of contract labour on concepts like 'near miss', safety , fire fighting etc
Please find attached a simple "Near Miss" ppt
7th January 2016 From India