Personal System of Conscious Occupational Safety

S.A. Mazhkenov, Cand. Sci. (Phys.-Math.), Deputy Director General, AO NAFTAGAZ, Moscow, Russia


Management of industrial safety in the mid-1990s entered the third stage of its development. The tools of the first and second stages (the system of technical and organizational safety) turned out to be unable to ensure reduction in injuries and accident rate at work to the required level. The peak of the second stage is the international standard of safety management, and similar to it standards were developed primarily to achieve the goals and objectives of the employer (enterprise), and the employees were considered only as a resource required for their implementation. This is the reason for low efficiency of further promotion of the occupational safety management system for the enterprises built based on OHSAS-18001.
The personal system of conscious labor safety was developed, which is a system for the employee to perform his labor activity based on the recognition and acceptance of personal values, goals and objectives, the achievement of which is ensured by their harmonization with the goals and objectives of the enterprise. This ultimately ensures the required level of the development of industrial safety culture at the enterprise.
Methodological basis of this tool is E. Lokk theory of goal setting, «life pyramid» of B. Franklin, the cycle of systems continuous improvement (PDCA cycle of E. Deming).
Each element of the personal conscious labor safety system describes the goals, objectives and ways to solve them, as well as approaches to harmonizing with the goals and objectives of the labor safety management system of the enterprises. This facilitates the conscious involvement of the employees in ensuring personal safety during labor activity.
Examples of effective coordination of various elements of this system are given, and the efficiency of the proposed tool is demonstrated.


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DOI: 10.24000/0409-2961-2018-3-51-55
Year: 2018
Issue num: March
Keywords : labor safety industrial safety quality of life functional system goals principles harmonization awareness involvement human behavior safety culture quality of life
  • Mazhkenov S.A.
    Cand. Sci. (Phys.-Math.), Deputy General Director, «Safety Technologies» ltd, Vladimir, Russia