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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 Program Sustainability

7 Steps to Safety Program Sustainability

When considering sustainability, many organizations think of environmental concerns and the capacity to endure in this aspect. But what about the sustainability of a safety program? How does the program endure, evolve, and continually improve? Professionals in the safety field … Read More

Safety Leave Room

Does Appearance-Based Safety Leave Room for Improvement?

We live in a world that attaches numbers and metrics to virtually every facet of our lives. We are assessed and graded constantly and fear being on the “losing side.” Intrinsic to human nature is the desire to be viewed … Read More

Safety Observations: The Value of Safe + Unsafe

The Value of Including Safe Observations

The safety profession has an unhealthy fixation on measurements based purely on negative values. OSHA recordable and lost time injuries are the first such statistics that spring to mind (both lagging and—I would suggest—negative indicators.) Once they occur, they cannot … Read More

Safety Metrics

The Uncertainty of Safety Metrics

The trouble […] is that you are trying to get out of your statistics something that you cannot get. No statistics will automatically do your safety job for you. They merely show you what sort of accidents you are having … Read More

Safety Observation Training

Safety Observation Training – The Feedback Conversation

When a safety system is built around simply observing and recording results, it can create a culture where workers experience inspectors as ‘unwelcome outsiders’ rather than ‘trusted partners.’  In a previous article, Safety Observation Program Defined, certain observation approaches that … Read More