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Safety Management Peer-Reviewed
By Michael Burnham
Achieving zero-injury targets requires the will to support perfection and the ability to recognize and change factors that could lead to an injury. Organizational conflicts and inefficiencies, and the realities of human cognition limit the capacity to identify latent hazards, so each must be overcome if perfection is to be realized. This article examines several real-world issues that make achieving perfect safety problematic, and it also offers alternate goals that may prove better at advancing a safety culture and its corresponding performance.