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 ...

Using a Data Use Plan to Improve Your Safety Process

The creation and use of a data use plan is a best practice, especially when your goal is to make data driven decisions based on information collected during safety inspections.  In general terms, this is a process that involves reviewing data, analyzing trends, determining action plans for ...
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