Businesses are encouraged to reduce their carbon footprint on a daily basis especially by improving their energy efficiency. Organisations needs to realise that implementing a culture of safety that is driven through effective leadership and constant monitoring will enhance not only productivity, but long term profits aswell. On the other hand, there should be a multilateral approach to safety behaviour within the organisation, making safety a priority for each and every employee.
In view of this, marcus evans, one of the world’s largest conference organiser, has announced that the ProSafe: Achieving Zero Harm Target conference that is geared towards helping organisations move towards zero harm through improving occupational health and safety and championing sustainable environmental goals will be held on 18-19 October 2012 in Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resorts, The Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa.
One of the speakers at the conference, Ignatius Louw, HSE Specialsit from Afri-SHEQ, said “Safety is a way of living and a state of mind. Although safety is for sharing, too much emphasis is placed on the HSE professional instead of management that must enforce it. Irrespective of your job category, HSE is a team effort. The HSE professional must implement, monitor and advise.”
Key topics that will be discussed at the conference include evaluating contractor’s safety systems to establish a shared safety culture; Behavioural Based Safety; analysing the impact of the redrafted OHS Act 2013 and integrating it into zero harm target; reducing incidents by constructing a systematic approach for a thorough incident and accident investigation;
“Occupational health and safety in SA and globally has been on a roller coaster ride during recent years, with pockets of excellence as well as areas with very poor performance. My opinion is that the OHS performance of any particular organisation or company is directly related to the level of safety or health which the respective leadership demonstrates they “want”. To elaborate: Organisations need to move from “compliance only” to setting a goal of Zero harm to people and the environment. We need to adopt a culture of caring about ourselves and other people, both on and off the job. People must assess risks and hazards before engaging in dangerous activities and/or at risk behaviours, and follow rules, regulations and procedures to ensure that they return safely to their loved ones at the end of each day. We all need to belief that zero harm is possible; otherwise we shall not achieve our goal. Make safety personal!” said Alexander Stramrood, Corporate OHS Manager (Operational)
Marcus Evans is one of the world's leading providers and promoters of global summits, strategic conferences, professional trainings, in-Company training, business-to-