In this session we will highlight our experience in improving safety performance by gaining employees' commitment and involvement in all safety activities in the company. The attendee will learn a new approach in new safety incentive programs to encourage the employees to act more and play an important rule in identifying potential hazards, participate in the company safety committees, conduct different safety audits and the contribute to emergency response teams and drills. The presentation level is intermediate


NAMA Chemicals is a Saudi multicultural joint stock corporation that adds value to the national economy by utilizing local natural resources in its dynamic growth strategy in the chemical and petrochemical businesses.

AMAN is the reverse spelling of NAMA and AMAN means Safety in Arabic. NAMA Chemicals is planning to become a learning organization. Part of the program is safety training and a safety awareness program. By implementing AMAN we believe that we can utilize our internal resources and tools to build the learning organization which will help us to both improve both our business and reach our safety target and goals.

Safety and health professionals' main task is to assist their management to meet the organization's targets in all operations fields. such as increasing the operation's productivity, minimizing the plant stoppage/delays, and reducing maintenance time with a high level of quality. In addition, safety staff shall help the management to minimize/eliminate injuries and fire in the workplace

Human Factors in Business

Human factors play a primary rule inside the workplace for most of the plant activities. The operators are running plants, providing the required maintenance, conducting logistics services and providing required help in case of emergency. For these reasons, all companies invest millions of dollars yearly to insure the redness of their employees to provide the required services.

The safety professional's assistance is required to motivate workers to follow safe practices and procedures.

Motivating workers is an important part of an effective safety and health program. Motivation involves moving people to action that supports or achieves desired goals. In occupational safety and health, motivation increases the awareness, interest, and willingness of employees to act in ways that increase their personal safety and health, and that of co-workers, and that support an organization's stated goals and objectives. The ultimate success of a motivational model in changing employee attitudes and behavior depends on visible management leadership. In addition, the motivational techniques used should support the mainline safety and health management system, not take its place. Similarly, evaluation of the value of these techniques should be measured to insure how well they achieve their support roles, such as maintaining employees' Many companies are moving away from traditional approaches to managing employee safety and health. The traditional approaches exhibited such characteristics as top/down communication, minimal employee participation, and a dependence on discipline to influence safety behavior. The challenges of motivating employees, changing attitudes, and controlling behavior continue to resist uniform, simple solutions. interest to improve company-wide safety, rather than by their effect on injury-rates.

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