When workers do the same actions over and over, it’s common for them to apply shortcuts to get the job done faster and more easily. Doing so however, can result in poor decisions that ultimately lead to accidents. This varying of established processes and the negative incidents that result is known as Loss-Producing Variability.
Fortunately, there’s a way for employers to lessen the likelihood of this happening. It involves developing tighter process methodologies that leave little room for workers to reinterpret them. In this recent webinar (November 2021), Scott Gaddis, VP of Health and Safety for Intelex Technologies, discusses the concept and offers advice on how to control Loss-Producing Variability in your organisation.
Watch this webinar to learn about the following:
- The history of safety practice
- Exploring deviance and errors
- Understanding safety models and theories
- Models for assessing and determining incident/accident causation
- Systems approaches to building process robustness
- Leveraging safety success