Substandard Job Factors: the organizational threat to Loss
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,
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.
Substandard ORGANIZATIONAL or JOB FACTORS
Inadequate engineering, design of workplace/facility
Inadequate design of work standards/instructions
Inadequate maintenance/excessive wear and tear
- Natural factors
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
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