Does anyone see any similarities or differences between the 4-T’s expressed in Chapter 11 and the fundamental safety concepts expressed in Chapter 2? If so, what are they?
How do they relate to the real world of preventing accidents without sinking the bottom line for our company?
The four Ts:
Terminate- They can engineer the risk out of the system by making major changes in the types of energy and or materials being used or by terminating the operation or process with which the risk is associated.
Treat- They can be treated by the application of engineering and administrative controls to reduce to level risk.
Transfer Most common way of organization is to transfer risks by buying insurance.
Tolerate- Risks that are acceptable to the organization and/or cannot be terminated, treated, or transferred are tolerated.
The safety concepts expressed are:
1. Safety is a line responsibility
2. Safety is productive
3. Safety requires upstream effort
4. Safety depends on the safety precedence sequence
5. Systematic tools and techniques help
Stephans, R.A. (2004). System safety for the 21st century. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.