A unique loss control system employs management introspect when determining the underlying causes of accidents and hazardous situations, and greatly improves the overall effect of accident prevention activities. Monetary and productive waste and losses, as well as accidents, are reduced by using accidents and hazards as indicators to detect management failures. Complete explanations are given with examples which demonstrate how the investigations of the minor injuries and unsafe conditions can identify management failures which are causing huge hidden losses as well as accident causes. A logical method is given to track the primary cause of accidents and hazards back to the underlying management failures that caused them. Management failures are placed in general categories and summarized to determine and locate major problem areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Surface Weapons Center

    White Oak Laboratory
    Silver Spring, MD  United States  20910
  • Authors:
    • Fine, W T
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSWC/WOL/TR 75-104 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM