Getting to Know the Three E’s of Safety by: Carl and Deb Potter (This article originally ran in the November 2010 Issue of OSP Magazine) What you don’t know can get you hurt, and what you think you know can get you hurt as well. When it comes to safety the person who is at risk for injury must be aware of the hazard and what can be done to control the hazard and prevent injury.
- 1 What do the three E’s stand for?
- 2 What are the 3Es?
- 3 What are the three elements that affect safety in the workplace?
- 4 What are the three levels of injuries?
- 5 What is safety first principle?
- 6 What does 4Es stand for?
What do the three E’s stand for?
Broad Street, Richmond, VA circa 1925 Where did the Three Es paradigm come from? The transportation profession has been organized around these three Es of Engineering, Education, and Enforcement since the early days of the National Safety Council in 1925, when the rise of the automobile began to dominate city planning and infrastructure investment. A map of low-speed streets in Geelong, Australia. Part of the Geelong Bike Plan 1977-1982. The active transportation movement is not free from this mindset. In the early 1970s, a new wave of bicycle plans – prompted by an oil crisis and gas shortages – used the three Es structure, until 1977 when the authors of the Geelong Bicycle Plan (an Australian city near Melbourne), added “encouragement” for the first time.
This new and unique element spoke to the need to actively promote these two forgotten modes of travel and was quickly adopted as standard for bicycle and pedestrian planning around the world. In 2003, the League of American Bicyclists created the Bicycle Friendly Community program and added “evaluation” as a fifth “E” to capture planning and research as an essential element of transportation systems development.
However, even these additions remain rooted in a discipline-based rather than a values-based approach; the latter being necessary to truly think beyond modes and disciplines to improve access and safety for everyone. While the old Es were a useful way to organize professional disciplines and thinking during the explosive growth of motor vehicle travel and highway expansion, this approach is now proving too rigid and siloed as our profession confronts the far-reaching effects of transportation history.
What are the 3 E’s of injury control?
One well-known injury prevention framework is referred to as the education, engineering and enforcement (‘3 E’s’) approach to injury prevention.
What are the 3 es in sustainability?
Three Is The Magic Number: The 3 E’s of Sustainability Want create site? Find and plugins. This week’s blog post on Sustainability is brought to you by a special guest author, our very own COO Hamish Walker. Have you ever noticed how the most powerful concepts come in lists of three? Two leaves you wanting for more, and four is just too many to remember.
- Three is perfect.
- Sustainability has its own list, and we call this list the ‘Three Es’.
- Defining sustainability is often a challenge.
- It has many different definitions, and can mean different things to different people.
- The modern concept of sustainability was codified by the publication in 1987 of ‘Our Common Future’ by a United Nations commission that had studied the issues for nearly three years.
An often-quoted phrase from the paper states that ‘Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable ” to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” The paper goes on to highlight the multiple areas where changes need to be made to make this a reality, including energy production and use, population, food production, cities, ecosystems and industry. Environment This is perhaps what we first think of when we think of sustainability. This includes very localized or immediate issues – am I damaging a habitat in a way that it can’t recover from, or driving a species to extinction? Or can be much more global or far reaching, like climate change or ocean acidification which may damage the long term ability of the planet as a whole to sustain us.
- And being environmentally sustainable does not necessarily mean having no impact.
- Thinking about food systems for example, it is impossible to imagine being able to feed seven and a half billion people without having a significant impact on local environments.
- But are we putting ourselves on a one-way journey gradually reducing soil fertility, water quality and availability, air quality etc, or acting in a way that can be sustained year after year for centuries to come? When we think of seafood, this means managing the way fish are caught, improving fishing gear to reduce environmental damage, and ensure we are only catching the species we want, monitoring fish populations to avoid long term reductions, avoiding pollution.
It also means reducing our carbon footprint to avoid the long-term climate changes that marine habitats are so sensitive to. Talk to anyone that has been fishing for a long time and they will tell you the environmental changes that they have already seen in their lifetimes. Economy Are our activities economically sustainable? Is enough money being generated to provide a good quality of life now, and to reinvest to ensure this can continue into the future. It is not enough for a business to come up with the most environmentally sustainable way of producing something, if it can’t make money at it – the business will ultimately fail. Social Equity Quite rightly this is becoming an increasingly hot topic in sustainability. Specific certifications such as Fair Trade have been developed to address this, and many established environmental sustainability certifications have adopted, or are working to adopt social equity measures.
This is fundamentally about ensuring that the communities involved in activities have an equitable share in the value created. This can include providing access to healthcare and education, protecting the environments in which they live, making sure they have access to resources such as food, water, and good housing, and providing opportunities for participation through jobs.
Many of us have seen some of the shocking reports of labor conditions on fishing vessels in different parts of the world. A great deal of seafood processing also takes place in remote regions so it is important that there is adequate social infrastructure to take care of the needs of these communities.
By working with these certification groups, and knowing where all our products come from, we can have more confidence that everyone involved in producing our food is being treated with justice and fairness. and The Triple Bottom Line In 1994 John Elkington, a British management consultant and sustainability, guru coined the phrase ‘The Triple Bottom Line’.
His proposal was rather than businesses measuring their performance purely in terms of profit (the bottom line), they also needed to take into account the concepts of sustainability above. Another list of three – Profit, People and Planet. Many companies have adopted these ideas and we hope that ongoing demand from investors, customers and consumers will continue increase the importance of a balanced measure of performance.
What are the 3Es?
3Es – Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Experience.
What are the three elements that affect safety in the workplace?
Is safety a priority at your workplace? Safety guidelines are beneficial for both employees and employers. Establishing best practices for injury prevention can help protect workers from serious accidents. For business owners, reducing injuries helps reduce business costs, foster employee well-being, and improve the work environment.
What are the three levels of injuries?
The AIS classifies individual injuries by body region as follows: AIS 1 – Minor. AIS 2 – Moderate. AIS 3 – Serious.
What is safety first principle?
The safety-first rule is a principle of modern portfolio theory ( MPT), which believes the risk is an inherent part of reaping a higher reward level. Safety first, in this case, means reducing the probability of negative returns.
What does 4Es stand for?
The “4Es” of Marketing are “Experience”, “Everyplace”, “Exchange” and “Evangelism”. – Anyone familiar with Marketing theory will recognize that the 4Es draw their basic wisdom from the famous “4P” mnemonic in modern marketing theory. However, in the old marketplace, firms’ marketing needed to concentrate on balancing their Products, Price, Promotion activities and Placement (i.e.
- Providing proper protective gear
- Inspecting and maintaining equipment and machinery
- Keeping an orderly work environment
What does ES stand for in teaching?
ES is an acronym for ‘ elementary school,’ which is where students get their primary education.
What is the definition of economic sustainability?
- Economic sustainability refers to practices that support long-term economic growth without negatively impacting social, environmental, and cultural aspects of the community. Ways to be economically sustainable: Easy: Donate $1 to Economics of Philanthropy in the non-profit sector through the UMW foundation Moderate: Commit to shopping at local businesses and restaurants Advanced: Commit to purchasing the majority of your clothes from thrift and second hand stores Economic Sustainability Resources Web :
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What is an example of engineering injury prevention?
2. Engineering – Engineering encourages using products and equipment to reduce the risk of injury. For example, all company vehicles and machinery must be current on safety inspections and well-maintained. Additionally, workers must be provided with the proper safety equipment, and it must be checked regularly. This includes: