MAN­AGE­MENT SYS­TEM DE­VEL­OP­MENT: A KEY TO AD­DRESS WORK­PLACE CON­FLICTS

Palawan Daily News - - Opinion - SAFETY SPEAKS BY ENGR. MARK JA­SON BACALTOS

Work­place in­ci­dents re­sult­ing not only lim­ited to com­mon in­jury cases and as­set dam­ages but also lead­ing to var­i­ous sig­nif­i­cant fa­tal­ity cases and process losses have em­bed­ded strong marks on our na­tional oc­cu­pa­tional safety and health stan­dard.

Th­ese in­ci­dent oc­cur­rences did not only re­sult to detri­men­tal im­pacts on the fi­nan­cial com­po­nent of the pri­vate busi­ness sec­tors none­the­less have also weak­ened the mo­ral as­pect of each in­dus­try. Th­ese are the cur­rent chal­lenges that the dif­fer­ent in­dus­tries are now fac­ing es­pe­cially on th­ese re­cent days that there are al­ready le­gal sanc­tions for any proven gross and de­lib­er­ate neg­li­gence on oc­cu­pa­tional safety and health.

To ad­dress th­ese mo­ral and le­gal im­pli­ca­tions, all key play­ers in the busi­ness mar­ket es­pe­cially those that in­volve crit­i­cal and com­plex process op­er­a­tions are en­cour­aged to adopt re­al­is­tic in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions and cost-ef­fi­cient strate­gies. The im­ple­men­ta­tion of var­i­ous ef­fec­tive man­age­ment sys­tems in place is also one of the ex­cel­lent choices to be con­sid­ered to­wards the pro­gres­sive mit­i­ga­tion of work­place in­ci­dent cases.

In­ci­dent mit­i­ga­tion man­age­ment in­volves an ar­ray of sys­tem method­olo­gies which pri­mar­ily aims, if not to elim­i­nate, to re­duce alarm­ing growths of un­ex­pected re­cur­rences of th­ese in­ci­dent cases. Risk anal­y­sis and loss con­trol man­age­ment should be both in­cor­po­rated in the ma­jor busi­ness plans of ev­ery in­dus­try. If this will be steadily im­ple­mented with pe­ri­odic per­for­mance eval­u­a­tion, then the prob­a­bil­ity of hav­ing th­ese work­place in­ci­dents will seem­ingly de­crease over time.

The in­tro­duc­tion of a strong and ef­fec­tive man­age­ment sys­tem may sound so bizarre to many but if the mind­sets of our busi­ness com­mu­nity will be geared to­wards this, the re­al­iza­tion of at­tain­ing a more de­fined prof­itabil­ity with­out caus­ing fur­ther degra­da­tion on our mo­ral and le­gal in­tegrity es­pe­cially on the safety as­pect is be­com­ing more fea­si­ble and co­her­ent.

How­ever, it should not be con­strued as a so­lu­tion with abrupt ef­fect since this will not hap­pen on overnight con­di­tion only. It takes an am­ple amount of time of hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to fully es­tab­lish such sys­tem. This is a process of cul­tur­ing a longterm pro­duc­tive out­come with­out com­pro­mis­ing other any in­te­gral com­po­nents of the busi­ness.

Hence­for­ward, this will bring cer­tain ben­e­fits not only on the pri­vate busi­ness in­di­vid­u­als and/or in­sti­tu­tions and in­vestors but as well as to the stake­hold­ers of the la­bor sec­tor.

...“our mo­ral and le­gal in­tegrity es­pe­cially on the safety as­pect is be­com­ing more fea­si­ble and co­her­ent.”

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