Another interesting and thought provoking safety article by Phil La Duke

The Safety Net

 Phil La Duke


For years I have been advising the leaders of organizations to meet regularly to, among other things, review the efficacy and appropriateness of their policies and rules. An important element to any organizational governance is to review all policies regularly and in the context of a changing business environment. Safety trends and leading indicators should lead senior leaders to anticipate future issues and concerns and policies and rules should proactively address future needs.  Not only should the rules make sense now but they should also be positioned to address emergent needs. Policy review can be tough.  It can sometimes be tough to differentiate between rules that are important for protecting both the organization and workers and those rules set in place by an irrational human resources fusspot or a megalomaniac attorney.

As I reflected on policy[1] review it occurs to me that every rule…

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