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What is HSE?

HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) is a set of processes and procedures that identify potential hazards for a particular environment, develop best practices to reduce or eliminate those hazards, and then educate employees on accident prevention, response, etc.

The main purpose of creating an HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) management system goes back to the faulty work practices of workers in an earlier era, especially in the manufacturing industry. Workers were practically unprotected from accidents caused by the machines and equipment they worked with. As a result, there was a high level of accidents, which led to injuries and even deaths among workers. Eventually, the workers began to demand more security and forced the government to take action.

Why is HSE needed?

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), it has been estimated that more than 2.3 million workers die every year due to industrial accidents or occupational diseases. The ILO estimates that the annual cost to the world economy of accidents and occupational diseases alone is $3 trillion. Thus, the prevention of work-related illness and accidents should be a priority.

Providing training or information on health, safety, and environmental protection helps to:

  • Make sure workers are not injured or affected by the work they are doing.

Implement a positive health and safety culture that promotes health, safety, and well-being.

  • Manage health and safety in the workplace better.

promotes well-being through cutting-edge technology and professional development.

HSE is a set of tools, systems, and processes to prevent health problems and injuries for employees and to protect the environment. In most cases, these are the main directions and goals of the HSE organization within a company or organization.

In order to maintain and ensure stable business continuity, HSE will need to be firmly implemented and anchored in companies or organizations with strong security leadership. This should become a priority for the company's management and perhaps even part of the company's values.

The company's senior management sets strategic goals, establishes the company's internal HSE requirements, and creates systems to ensure compliance with regulations and reduce the risk of injury to personnel, the environment, and property.

These requirements can be communicated through, for example, procedures, company policies, and the HSE plan through the company's management system. The role of the company's senior management is to ensure that funds and resources are available for the tactical level, which typically develops plans to achieve HSE goals. Management must have an HSE mindset from the first thought of a new project and through tender management through project completion. Strategic management is also responsible for assessing unforeseen business risks. It describes the risks and mitigation measures for the company and its reputation.

When an accident occurs, all we want is to save people, protect the environment, keep property safe, and protect our company's reputation. If we manage to do this, we may have a chance to maintain the continuity of our business. Adequate response to various crises requires well-organized planning, procedures, skills, and training.

Some members of the emergency management team are organized to respond directly to an incident. Some are organized to deal with the aftermath. Some are organized to ensure the company's business continuity.


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