Integrated Safety Management (ISM)


Seven Principles of ISM


Five Functions of ISM


"Define the Scope of Work"

  • Is the work clearly defined? Authorized?
  • Do I know how to do the job?
  • Do I have the proper equipment? Support?
  • Have there been problems with tasks like this?
"Analyze the Hazards"
  • What are the hazards of the job?
  • What can go wrong?
  • Has the job been reviewed by a qualified person?
"Develop Hazard Controls"
  • Are all the necessary controls in place? (LOTO, PPE, Procedures etc.)
  • Do I know what the controls are, and how to use them?
  • What if something unexpected goes wrong?
"Perform Work"
  • Has the system responded as expected?
  • How do I know?
  • When will I call for assistance or stop work?
  • Was the planning adequate?
  • Were there surprises?
  • Are there better ways to do the work?
  • Was I properly trained?
  • Did I see anything that needs attention?


ISM Day, March 10, 2010 - Presentations

ISM Day, June 6, 2008 - Presentations

For more information please see the Argonne Integrated Safety Management website.


Page updated: March 15, 2010