Safety Controversy: “Zero Harm”

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Safety Controversy: “Zero Harm”
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
Safety is an ethical responsibility. There is the belief that the only ethically and morally acceptable accident goal is: Zero; that is, one absolutely cannot allow harm, injury, or disease. On the other hand, how realistic is it to demand perfection from fallible humans, machines and systems?
There are numerous organizations with a Zero Harm safety policy. For example, participating members are listed in New Zealand under an umbrella organization. Whole industries have adopted Zero Harm such as the Canadian mining industry.
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