PRINCIPLES OF THE FERRON CURVE©
• The section on the left (macro and micro design) represents the elements allowing for the best hazard management.
• The section on the right represents the best means of managing the residual risks that could not be managed by the design, and which define the management strategies regarding organization and individual behaviours.
• Chronology from left to right must always be observed in order to ensure maximum efficiency and coherence in hazard management.
• Elements on the curve represent all the possible causes of an accidental event (environment, equipment, tasks, organization and individual). Their processing in chronological order ensures the management of the event’s root causes which minimizes the possibilities of reoccurrence.
• Left-to-right elements are all interdependent and sequenced: one defines the needs of the other.
• The curve’s principles are fully consistent with legal requirements.
• Total dedication for a perfect design (macro and micro) and indisputable rigour towards management systems (health and safety, and human resources) represent the bulk of the due diligence and sustainable performance in health and safety for any organization.
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