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Substandard Job Factors: the organizational threat to Loss



Substandard job factors - contributing root causes


Job factors are related to "the organization". Job factors have to do with persons further away from the accident, incident or other type of event who may be responsible for such areas as design of product, installations or work environment; maintenance, purchasing, training, inspections, etcetera.


The results of the work done by these other people depend on their skills and motivation and play an important role in creating the basic causes that may lead towards accidents, incidents or other type of unwanted events at a later stage and involving other people.




Such as:  

  • Inadequate leadership/supervision
  • Inadequate engineering, design of workplace/facility  
  • Inadequate design of work standards/instructions  
  • Inadequate purchasing
  • Inadequate maintenance/excessive wear and tear  
  • Natural factors
  • Other

One of the main functions of management is to control loss

To close the gap between "practice" and "theory"

Between "what and how it is done" and "what and how it should have been done"

Mishaps, errors, accidents etc. occur in the margin between "what is" and "what should be"


These basic causes - organizational or job factors - often occur because of unclear or improper criteria concerning the way work needs to be done. They may also occur due to lack of motivation or supervision.



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