But what about the off the job military culture? Universally most of the injuries and deaths occur off duty for all branches of the services. I have been frustrated time and again as the press of their “mission is all important” focus overwhelms any discussions and meaningful actions on what is the most serious threat to their battle field (mission) viability.
And most industrial organizations do the same thing when it comes to an off the job safety culture. There are numerous statistics to the reality that go something like:
- More than 10 times the number of fatalities occur in vehicular (traffic) related events than occur on the job
- More than 12 times the number of fatalities occur from non vehicular off the job activities than occur on the job
- Serious medical injuries occur at a rate of more than 50 times that of fatalities
What is your plan for eliminating off the job injuries? If it is not as well thought out, trained and executed as your prime mission safety culture you are setting a trap that can be extremely painful for your employees and your organization. Is it time for you and your organization to develop and live a zero incident off the job safety culture?