Accession Number:

ADA014562

Title:

A Management Approach in Accident Prevention.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A loss control system is described which employs management introspect for determining the underlying causes of accidents and hazardous situations, and improves the overall effect of accident prevention activities. Monetary and productive waste and losses, as well as accidents, are reduced by using accidents and hazards as indicators to detect management failures. Procedures are outlined, together with examples which demonstrate how the investigation of minor injuries and unsafe conditions can identify the management failures which are causing huge hidden losses as well as accidents. A logical method is given to track the primary cause of accidents and hazards back to the underlying management failures. Management failures are placed in general categories and summarized to determine and locate problem areas.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE