In the November issue of Risk and Insurance magazine is a very interesting article on a better approach to safety. The article is about how the magazine selected Honda Manufacturing of Indiana for their PreVent Award. The premise of the safety article is trusting the employee to be a part of accident prevention.
The safety program at Honda is based on the premise that the employee knows the job better than anyone. The employees know what the hazards are and what causes stress on their body which can ultimately hurt them. Honda takes the approach of listening to the employees, trusting what the employees have to say about performing their jobs safely, and using that guidance to create safe working conditions. By listening to the employees and implementing safety recommendations, Honda created a safer working environment.