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OPM as a potential leading indicator

The world is in constant search for leading indicators. In safety, leading indicators are valuable as they can help us predict risk and avoid danger in the workplace or environment. At EHS, we do not subscribe to the often mis-used perception that safety meetings, inspections and observations are leading indicators. These are positive safety activities…

Comedy Meets Safety

Banana Peels Led to a Cleaner and Safer World! We have all seen the well-used comedy prop, a banana peel. Little did you know – it comes from a real safety hazard of the past. American cities in the early part of the 20th Century had a plethora of banana peels lying around. It seems…

The Quest for Leading Indicators – The Holy Grail of Safety

In the last few blog posts I’ve written, I have talked about some of the problems we observe with data collection, safety fatigue and engagement. All of these topics relate and culminate in a topic I am passionate about – leading indicators in safety. Leading indicators are the holy grail in safety. But what are…

Safety Fatigue Part Deux

I have searched google for “safety fatigue” many times. It has only ever turned up articles on tired workers and how to combat this issue. I think we, at EHS, may be the only ones who use this term. We use it a lot in our work and discussions with clients. Curiously though, every time…

Tired of Safety?

Tired of safety? You’re not alone. Have you ever heard “safety is a waste of time”?  Me too. Many times. I’ve also heard complaints of managers that don’t visit sites yet make policy, unrealistic expectations of executive because of bonuses, policies that are enacted and never removed even when conditions change… the list goes on….