Capturing and Using Leading Safety Metrics

Introduction to Data Prediction As safety professionals we collect data.  It doesn't make a difference if your focus is general safety, occupational hygiene or a combination of the two.  We perform safety observations, collect air samples and perform some analysis on the data to make inferences on ...

Accidents Cannot Be Prevented if Leading Indicators For Safety Are Ignored

We’ve all seen and read the articles about how data can help us improve production, quality, safety and environmental performance within the work environment.  With that said, how many of us have actually been close to a real life scenario where an incident happened and data was available, but ...

"In Search of" the Best Safety Leading Indicators

If, like me, you are old enough to have watched TV in the late seventies and early eighties, you may recall a slightly offbeat TV show called “In Search of…”  The show was narrated by Leonard Nimoy – the famed actor who played Dr. Spock on the original Star Trek television series.  The show was ...

Near Miss Reporting – Practical Advice

If near misses are such a rich source of information for accident prevention, why is it sometimes difficult to get near misses reported?

The Leading Indicator Journey

The Case for Leading Indicators

What are near misses?

What are near misses? The disputed territory between lagging and leading indicators.

A New Take on Safety Incentive Programs

Using Your Inspection Data to Improve Safety Performance through a Leading Indicator Safety Incentives Program What comes to mind when you hear the term “safety incentives”?  Pizza parties held after 30 days worked without an injury?  Prizes raffled off after six weeks without a lost-time ...
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