Advancing the safety profession through strategic investment and partnership.

The Foundation serves as the hub for collaborative research ventures and supports the dissemination of timely and relevant research through SHIFT, a peer-reviewed journal. SHIFT serves to foster cooperation among organizational and industry leaders, reaching shared outcomes that support global investment in the safety profession, asking hard questions, and seeking transformative solutions, in community, for the good of the whole.

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Request For Proposals

Purpose

The primary goal of this research is to identify if the assignment of a safety professional to a company or organization results in improved safety performance.  While most, in their explanation of good safety performance, include some discussion of fewer injuries and incidents, this RFP does not restrict the research as to what constitutes an improved or acceptable level of safety. This should be defined by the researcher.

Examining the value of using safety professionals by reviewing companies with and without safety professionals.

A 2007 UK study that attempted to measure the impact of quality safety interventions suggests that the results of this research would yield useful information for all four funding organizations. The funding organizations would like to expand the body of knowledge beyond the United Kingdom study and extend the research to a more global contribution to the literature.  It is suggested that the proposal submitters use data or some other means that would represent performance from at least six countries or at least from multi-national corporations that operate in at least six countries.

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