Jim Loud

Corrective Actions

Are Your Corrective Actions Really Fixing Your Problems?

Many highly successful companies are actively looking for trouble and are pleased when they find it.  These companies know that you can’t improve if you don’t know what to improve.  They establish various work feedback loops, encourage their managers to … Read More

Get Control of Your Corrective Actions

Get Control of Your Corrective Actions

If you hope to limit repeat incidents, regulatory non-compliances, lawsuits, and serious incidents you need a robust corrective management system.  Audits, incident investigations, inspections, assessments and worker input all generate action items.  Larger companies may have several thousand to deal … Read More

Don’t Confuse Compliance with Safety

Don’t Confuse Compliance with Safety

The view of safety as little more than employee obedience to the rules may be old school but it remains foundational in the safety practice. Shortly after the Three Mile Island nuclear incident, E.L. Zebroski, a nuclear safety analyst, performed … Read More