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Jim as Co-Chair of CSI Task Force 3 on Health and Safety at his final meeting in Madrid
Jim as Co-Chair of CSI Task Force 3 on Health and Safety at his final meeting in Madrid

Health & Safety

Working in the building materials and similar manufacturing sectors, by their very nature, entail exposure to significant safety hazards, and to a lesser extent, health risks.

Despite management dedication to Health & Safety, each year the industry sees many fatalities and serious injuries, all of which are avoidable with better care and attention.

Jim O’Brien CSR Consulting has unique experience in promoting Safety:

  • Identification of appropriate definitions and reporting metrics,
  • Collation and analysis of safety data, including direct and root cause analysis,
  • Identification of behavioural factors and trends,
  • Development of more focused training programs,
  • Following up systematically with review meetings and site visits, until improved safety performance is achieved.

Contractor safety management is a particular challenge, and more focused management techniques can be provided. Driver safety management is another area requiring highly focused attention.

Jim has motivated very significant reductions in accident frequency and severity rates in particular companies and in the sector over the last 5 to 10 years. Zero is the only acceptable ultimate target.

As Co-Chair of the Cement Sustainability Task Force on Health & Safety, Jim pioneered the development of good practice guidelines on Driving and Contractor Safety, which are now being implemented globally by all the major cement companies in all their activities.

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Jim O'Brien CSR Consulting

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  • Introducing clear reporting definitions and KPIs for consistent international benchmarking and reporting
  • Collating and analysing data, determining accident causes, key trends, issues needing focus
  • Determining safety improvement action plans, training programs
  • Launching specific initiatives such as contractor and driver safety improvement
  • Changing safety culture and attitudes where necessary
  • Moving towards team leadership and behavioural improvement
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Training is key to safety improvement “Being safely minded in Bogota,
Columbia 2011"