Jim describes the concept of leading indicators and explains Hienrich's triangle, or the safety triangle, to show the importance of tracking near misses instead of just tracking lagging indicators and reacting after things go wrong.
- Okay, we're balancing safety, quality,…and productivity now, we're preplanning our tasks…and taking steps to properly implement that plan,…and we've created a culture of learning…to show everyone in the company that this is…all important and to emphasize that we realize…that people are a critical component in construction work…and we want them to be healthy and to grow.…Now, how do we stay on track?…Well the key here is to develop a system to track…leading indicators.…
Let me explain what I mean.…In the past we typically investigated incidents…that resulted in property damage or bodily injury,…and if we did everything right, we did it really well,…we should have done an investigation and determined…the root cause of the incident…and then we wrote all this up in a lengthy report.…Eventually that lengthy report got read…and someone developed some steps to prevent…the same type of incident from occurring on the next job.…That's all good and it all still needs to be done,…but the problem is that this is all stuff…
Throughout this course, Jim highlights some of the most notable safety and health hazards in the industry—including fall hazards, traffic accidents, and respiratory hazards—and shares strategies for integrating safety, quality, and productivity. He also explains how to leverage technological advancements such as digital drawings to help your team work safer and smarter.
- Recognizing health hazards in the industry
- Integrating safety, quality, and productivity
- Creating a culture of learning
- Recognizing leading indicators
- Using digital solutions to improve safety
- Using BIM to identify hazards early