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Sambandam Chokkappa ( Chokks)'s picture

Is safety success repeatable?

What was your success rate in predicting injuries?

September 28, 2018 @ 04:30 PM EDT Health & Safety

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I believe it is repeatable, but it highly depends on your measures of success. I don't believe it's as easy as measuring injury or illness loss performance. Performance needs to be understood and measured by the robustness of your safety management system. Gaining predictive ability is first getting to the performance level you want, understanding what got you to that point; then validating the data to gain understanding and alignment and then seeking endorsement. Once this is done, you can develop the core values that best support the safety management system. I've found throughout my career is we (organizations) are prone to pivot a lot during process upsets, even within the safety management system. If your process is robust, it will continue to deliver performance and allow you to nudge it forward in the idea of continuous improvement. Look for a collection of metrics to tell your success story.

October 05, 2018 @ 10:25
Scott Gaddis's picture



It is situational in my experience. In worksites I have worked on, what I notices most to predict an incident might be forthcoming was during my site observation being able to spot what is absent or not maintained.

ccing in @vincemarchesani and @scottgaddis

September 28, 2018 @ 16:37
Tamara Parris's picture