Over the past year, we have held several
roundtable discussions with safety and operations managers in which we have
talked about the challenges of improving safety and health systems at the same
time that top managers are trying to cut costs. Based on the helpful feedback that we
received from many of the safety managers and operations managers who participated
in these discussions, consultants from ERM helped us come up with a three-step
mantra for addressing this problem: Stop,
Prioritize, and Simplify.