An effective way to identify workplace hazards is to conduct periodic workplace inspections. Companies that find and address unsafe conditions through regular safety inspections/audits can reduce the chances of accidents and injuries. This, in turn, will reduce medical and insurance … Read More
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
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
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
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 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