(BEHAVIORAL SAFETY AUDIT AS A METHOD TO REDUCE OCCURRENCE OF OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES CAUSED BY ERRONEOUS ACTIONS OF PERSONNEL AND HAZARDOUS LABOR CONDITIONS)
In order to achieve a high level of occupational safety and reduce injury occurrence, PJSC Gazprom and Gazprom dobycha Yamburg LLC are developing methods for encouraging employees to observe safety rules by explaining the consequences of behavior associated with hazardous and erroneous actions, and operation in hazardous conditions.
The article presents the results of analysis of occupational injuries at Gazprom dobycha Yamburg LLC over the past 15 years and at PJSC Gazprom over 6 years. It has been determined that the main reason is the human factor, namely, hazardous and erroneous actions of personnel, accidental or deliberate violations of safety rules. The analysis made it possible to identify the paramount problem and subsequently make a managerial decision on implementation of a behavioral safety audit procedure.
Its main goal is to improve occupational safety, as well as to issue recommendations aimed at reducing the number of hazardous and erroneous actions of employees, accidental or deliberate violations of the rules, and as a result, decrease the number of occupational injuries.
An important aspect of implementing any tools is evaluation of their efficiency. Regular collection of feedbacks from all participants ensures timely identification of existing and potential problems, thus establishing a foundation for development of activities aimed to maintain high levels of behavioral safety audit performance.
V.V. Moiseev, Gazprom dobycha Yamburg LLC (Novy Urengoy, Russia), V.Moiseev@yamburg.gazprom.ru
V.S. Kramar, Gazprom dobycha Yamburg LLC, V.Kramar@yamburg.gazprom.ru
V.V. Volkov, Gazprom dobycha Yamburg LLC, V.Volkov@yamburg.gazprom.ru
A.V. Erofeev, Gazprom dobycha Yamburg LLC, A.Erofeev@yamburg.gazprom.ru
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