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Paths to Safety Success, Seven Characteristics to Successful Worksite and Wellsite Safety Whitepaper


Worksite and wellsite safety must be a value held by everyone involved in the industry. Creating and maintaining safe worksites requires identifying the key characteristics for successful safety performance and integrating those at all levels to ensure businesses achieve success in a safe and responsible way. An extensive literature review to identify key characteristics, proven strategies and theories that resulted in successful safety performance and identified in this whitepaper.

January 9, 2013
 

Energy Safety Canada has just released a Whitepaper entitled “Paths to Safety Success, Seven Characteristics to Successful Worksite and Wellsite Safety”.

Worksite and wellsite safety must be a value held by everyone involved in the petroleum industry. Creating and maintaining safe worksites requires identifying the key characteristics for successful safety performance and integrating those at all levels to ensure businesses achieve success in a safe and responsible way. What makes one organization or contractor’s safety performance more successful than another’s?

To answer this question, Energy Safety Canada undertook an extensive literature review to identify key characteristics, proven strategies and theories that resulted in successful safety performance. While more than 100 articles, journals, research papers and reports were reviewed and analyzed, those relating to the following topics were used as references for this white paper:

  • Best practices, recommended practices, good practices
  • Key characteristics
  • Safety performance
  • Health performance
  • Industry guidelines
  • Case studies
  • Health and safety issues


This research resulted in the identification of seven distinct characteristics that were consistent throughout the literature, and have a direct correlation with the Certificate of Recognition (COR) Audit Standards and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) CAN/CSA-Z1000-06 Occupational Health and Safety Management. The direct correlations are highlighted throughout the paper.


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