In any organisation we aim to improve the flow of work.
We trim critical paths, we refocus on our organisational goals, we concentrate on our core competencies.
Safety does the same thing.
Safety includes more people though.
Safety involves every stakeholder, it not only involves them, it gives them power to perform actions.
Well, it should do, if done right.
The trouble can be that management see Safety as an imposition, an addition to their workload. Employees readily pick up on that, and perform accordingly.
Managers such as these are self-fulfilling, they don't see how Safety makes money so they set up the system to fail. It becomes a token effort. In the end it does become an imposition.
True Safety Systems involve people, they teach a way of thinking that is truly managerial. For everyone.
Every employee becomes observant and involved, they notice events in the workplace and get involved because it improves Safety.
That modus operandi also means operations become smoother, and more stable operations mean more money.
Safety means no excitement, no blood on the floor, no screaming sirens and no lawyers.
Safety means not gambling, not risk taking, by assessing risks and balancing against costs.
Exactly what accountants do.