Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention (SIF) Safety

Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention (SIF)

Definition of Serious Injury

Any injury or illness that resulted in:

  1.  Life-threatening injury or illness:one that if not immediately addressed is likely to lead to the death of the affected individual, and will usually require the intervention and/or external emergency response personnel to  provide life-sustaining support. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Laceration or crushing injuries that results in significant blood loss
    • An injury involving damage to the brain or spinal cord
    • An event which requires the application of cardiopulmonary resuscitation or an external defibrillator
    • Chest or abdominal trauma affecting vital organs
    • Severe burns
  2. Life-altering injury or illness:one that results in permanent or long-term impairment or loss of use of an internal organ, body function, or body part. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Significant head injuries
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Paralysis
    • Amputations
    • Broken or fractured bones

Please share the importance of reporting Near Miss Good Catches with your co-workers and by tracking the amount of SIF prevented, we can assure a safer workplace for all of us.