ENHANCING SAFETY PERFORMANCE
THROUGH RISK PERCEPTION
Joseph M. Deeb, Ph.D., CPE, M.Erg.S.
ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc
June 23, 2006
Publication Number: 2006.1394 ObjectivesBusiness Impact
Introduction and Facts
Factors Influencing Risk Perception
Applications of Risk Perception techniques
Risk Perception Business Impact
Supports any business vision of “Zero Injury, Nobody Gets Hurt”
Break through safety performance plateau:
Augment safety programs with risk perception learnings
Provide tools to better perceive and avoid risk
Reduce/Eliminate incidents Background68% of incidents are due to lack of hazard recognition and, risk perception and mitigationHuman Factors is the focal point Introduction & Some DefinitionsWhat is Perception?
Process to add meaning to received information
Depends on knowledge and experience
What is Risk Perception?
Process of determining likelihood and severity of injury
Determined by availability of risk in memory
Behavior is determined by perceived rather than actual risk
Risk Tolerance – Is the subjective level of acceptable risk
Hazard – Is a condition or set of circumstances that has the potential of causing harm or contributing to injury, illness, or property damage
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