CARE™: Co-ordinated Assessment
& Risk Evaluation System
CARE represents an evolutionary leap in the practice and evaluation of safety management systems. It is structured on a foundation of over a decade of intensive research and design. The goal is to raise the bar on safety effectiveness and encourage the attainment of a state of excellence along three primary objectives:
- Ensures that everyone goes home at the end of the day;
- Protects the company against loss; and
- Enhances business operations.
CARE facilitates these objectives through the provision of an innovative evaluation tool-set. This tool-set measures safety program effectiveness through the "process of safety" against rational terms of reference. Whereas, conventional audits measure what safety is doing; CARE assesses how effectively safety is functioning; a critical distinction for the prevention of tragic and catastrophic events.
Oversight Analysis Report Example
The focus of CARE is to provide practical value, first and foremost, to your operations. It allows you to surveil, analyse and demonstrate the effectiveness of what is working and why it works. Importantly, CARE promotes a safety culture that is risk aware i.e. reports and investigates on hazards before they manifest and impact on workers or property. In this regard the CARE system is completely aligned with the new direction at OSHA to meet the safety challenges in today's workplaces:
What is required is a "change in direction and philosophy". Need to implement "a bold campaign to change the workplace culture of safety". Necessitates every employer to "setup a program to reduce hazards, assigning workers and their unions a clear role in the process, and training workers for such duties."
- Dr. David Michaels: Director of Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Proper use of CARE allows you to speak to safety culture, encourages find, investigate and fix behaviours and is, confirmed by evidence via the mechanism by which it is achieved to meet program objectives. Culture statements must be supported by documentation that meets the terms of reference and reflects the "process of safety". Culture is promoted and demonstrated through CARE's evaluation and reporting tools.