Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
There are three types of safety
Normative Safety: Normative safety is achieved when a product or design meets applicable standards and practices for design and construction or manufacture, regardless of the product’s actual safety history.
Substantive Safety: Substantive or objective safety occurs when the real-world safety history is favorable, whether or not standards are met.
Perceived Safety: Perceived or subjective safety refers to the users’ level of comfort and perception of risk, without consideration of standards or safety history. For example, traffic signals are perceived as safe, yet under some circumstances, they can increase traffic crashes at an intersection. Traffic roundabouts have a generally favorable safety record yet often make drivers nervous.
Absence of ill Health or disease.
Access to basic facilities such as drinking water, toilets, changing rooms, dining area, rest rooms etc.
An LTI (Lost Time Injury) is an injury sustained by an employee that leads to loss of productive work in the form of absenteeism or delays. A workplace injury is only considered an LTI if the worker is unable to perform their regular duties, takes time off to recover or is assigned to modified tasks while they heal.
Or an injury due to which worker is un-able to perform duties minimum for 3 working days.
According to OSHA any work-related injury or illness that results in loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work, or transfer to another job. Any work-related injury or illness requiring medical treatment beyond first aid.
Direct Costs: The costs that arise directly or immediate after occurring of an accident e.g. First Aid Treatment, Worker Sick Pay, Cost of Equipment or building repair.
Indirect Cost: The costs which arise indirectly as a consequence of an event e.g. Loss of Goodwill of customers, Reputation damage of organization, Loss of Staff Morale
A safe system of work is a formal procedure which results from systematic examination of a task in order to identify all the hazards. It defines safe methods to ensure that hazards are eliminated or risks minimized