Safety Inspections

Safety Inspections

Safety Inspections: How Often is Enough?

During the implementation of a robust and sustainable observation program for companies, one question comes up quite often: “How many inspections should we do?” Although a definitive number would be an ideal answer, safety inspection frequency is heavily influenced by … Read More

Safety Inspection Strategy Guide

A Focused Safety Inspection Strategy Guide

Safety inspections should not be done simply for the sake of checking a box. A proper strategy needs to be employed, ensuring observers are engaged in the most meaningful and sustainable way. Currently, there is little clear direction on what … Read More

Safety Management Systems: Nine Signs of Trouble

Safety Management Systems: Nine Signs of Trouble

Complacency kills.  The history of tragic accidents in workplaces is fraught with examples of companies that thought they were safe because their Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) was low and/or because they were devoting considerable time and money to various … Read More

Safety Inspections

Are Your Safety Inspections a Waste of Time?

Do your safety inspections keep finding the same deficiencies over and over again?  Do “unsafe conditions” rather than systems or process safety issues dominate your findings?  Are your safety inspection issues assigned to the safety staff rather than the actual … Read More

Percent Safe

Percent Safe is NOT a Risk-based Performance Indicator

Unlocking the secrets of Percent Safe Safety inspections and observations are conducted at almost all workplaces. Unfortunately, many companies collect only unsafe findings, creating an incomplete picture of risk. Companies that do collect safe observations tend to use a standard … Read More

Incident-Management

The Purpose of Incident Management & Incident Investigations

Incident management and incident investigations, while not typically welcome due to their nature of something having gone wrong, are a necessary tool in any EHS professional‘s toolbelt. They have been getting a bad reputation lately and pushed to ‘lagging indicator’ … Read More