The chemical industry is a high-risk working environment with the potential to cause catastrophic accidents. The use of hazardous chemicals and complex equipment requires a constant state of alertness from workers to prevent accidents that have low probability of occuring but have can cause great harm to people, the environment, and the company’s reputation. Mindfulness practices have been shown to reduce the risk of accidents by helping workers develop a heightened sense of awareness, focus, and attention to detail. A mindfulness culture in the workplace can reduce the risk of accidents by helping workers to be more present and focused on their tasks. This means they are more likely to recognise potential hazards before they become accidents. Additionally, mindfulness can help workers develop better stress management skills, which can help them remain calm and focused when unexpected situations arise. This can be especially beneficial in high-pressure situations when the risk of accidents is higher.
Asthana, A. N., & Charan, N. (2023). MINIMISING CATASTROPHIC RISK IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: ROLE OF MINDFULNESS. Eur. Chem. Bull., 12(6), ISSN 2063-5346. https://www.eurchembull.com/uploads/paper/13fca5a2e7b4ca78e1382c9fe10990fe.pdf