The Anatomy of Pencil Whipping

It is time to point to the elephant in the room and acknowledge 'Pencil Whipping' during data collection such as with Behavior Based Safety observations. Pencil Whipping is a euphemism used to describe when workers, supervisors, and, yes, safety managers, fill out observation cards, sometimes in ...

The Value of Safety Observations, Especially Safe Observations

CASE STUDY: SOUTHERN COMPANY Southern Company achieved a 94% accuracy rating in predicting the likelihood of injury on a project. The safety profession has an unhealthy fixation on measuring purely using negative values. OSHA recordable and lost time injuries first spring to mind – both lagging, ...
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