I just read this great article “Top Three Myths about Workplace Injuries
” in EHS Today
. A summary of the Myths:
Myth #3 – You cannot create a hazard-free workplace
– It requires discipline and diligence to recognize and mitigate every hazard.
Myth #2 – Being safe takes too much time and money
– If you feel that being safe takes too much time and money, you have an attitude problem.
Myth #1 – Accidents just happen
– Research shows that over 99 percent of all accidents are preventable.
I completely agree that these are major myths. Wayne Curtis wrote an article in our latest newsletter
about two shining examples of Group 1 Automotive and Penske Automotive Group
how these issues can be managed. Though both groups consist of nearly 100 dealer rooftops, these Groups have effectively managed their compliance scores of environmental and safety issues to an unbelievable 97 – 98% and have held this level of compliance consistently. To put this in perspective, we target approximately 85% to be the average compliance score for a new facility prior to getting started with KPA. Both Group 1 and Penske Automotive Group are not only reaching high level of compliance across one store, they are doing it for all stores, across all States. Essentially, Group 1 and Penske have managed their compliance program to virtually spot free facilities in less than one year. This once more shows that all it requires is discipline and diligence to recognize and mitigate every hazard.