In this video, Jim introduces the concept that safety quality and productivity are inextricably linked, and explains that construction management professionals must strive to keep these three elements in balance.
- Any time I talk about…being a construction management professional,…I talk about the fact that your job is to manage…safety, quality, and productivity,…and I'm going to tell you…that these things need to be balanced,…given equal weight, and managed together.…I use the analogy of a three-legged stool,…where each of these elements,…safety, quality, and productivity, is one leg to the stool.…Give one too much attention,…or don't pay enough attention to another,…and the stool topples over.…
That's because these elements are inextricably linked,…and we've known this for a while.…We have several very well-respected studies…that prove this fact.…Safety, quality, and productivity are linked,…and they all need equal attention.…Now because I say that these elements…all need equal attention, I'm not a safety-first guy.…You won't hear me use that phrase.…And that bothers some safety people,…but really, it's not just safety that's first.…After all, we did get hired to do a job,…and if we don't do that job in a productive manner…
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