We group leading safety indicators into three major categories:
Operations- and Quality-Based
Measured by compliance, risk assessment, preventive and corrective actions, equipment and tools preventive maintenance, prevention through design and material selection.
Hazard identification and recognition, leading indicator component evaluation, learning system, permit-to-work system, safety perception survey, communication of safety, recognition, disciplinary and reinforcement system, hazard analysis, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) system component evaluation, risk assessment, and preventive and corrective actions.
Leadership engagement, employee engagement and participation, at-risk behaviors and safe behaviors, area observations and walk-arounds, and off-the-job safety.
Incident Investigation Procedure
Workplace incidents, including injuries, illnesses, close calls/near misses and reports of other concerns provide a clear indication of where hazards exist. By thoroughly investigating incidents and reports, we identify hazards that are likely to cause future harm. The purpose of an investigation must always be to identify the root causes (often more than one) of the incident or concern to prevent future occurrences.
F.E. Moran has developed a clear program and procedures for conducting incident investigations, allowing an investigation to begin immediately after the incident occurs. Our team is trained in incident investigation techniques that emphasize objectivity and open-mindedness, and it includes management and worker representatives. We identify and analyze root causes to address program shortcomings that allowed the incidents to happen. We communicate the results of the investigation to managers, supervisors and workers to prevent a recurrence.
Effective investigations don’t stop after identifying a single factor that triggered an incident. F.E. Moran asks all questions.
Example 1: Equipment Accident. What lead to the failure? Why did it fail? Was it maintained properly? Was it beyond its service life? How could this failure have been prevented?
Example 2: Employee Injury. F.E. Moran does not conclude that a worker made an error. We ask: Was the worker provided the appropriate tools and time to do the work? Was the worker adequately trained? Was the worker properly supervised?