Of all the things leaders worry about, by far the most troubling is that an employee might suffer a serious injury or fatality on their watch. Not only are SIF events devastating, they are also notoriously difficult to address: traditional safety metrics don’t detect exposure to them.
To help prevent SIFs, today’s safety metrics systems should go beyond traditional classifying and recording injuries and move towards measuring the rate of exposure to SIFs—both the exposures that resulted in an actual fatality or serious injury plus those that have the reasonable potential to result in an SIF.
In our own research and experience working with clients, we’ve identified five steps that help develop a measure of SIF potential. Measuring the rate of potential SIFs expands the number of data points to a level where we can observe patterns and take the steps needed to save lives.
In this webinar we will:
• Define SIF and SIF exposure potential
• Explain a different approach to evaluating incidents
• Distinguish between “awareness” and “performance” metrics
• Identify the five steps to developing a measure of SIF potential
Don Martin, Vice President and Executive Consultant introduces five steps to developing a measure of SIF potential to help organizations bring visibility to SIF exposures and eliminate a common safety “blind spot”.