On-Demand Webinar

Variability – Part 1 Safety’s Losing Game

Understanding and Controlling Loss-Producing Variability

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, Scott Gaddis, Health and Safety Practice Leader for Intelex Technologies, discusses the concept and offers advice on how to control Loss-Producing Variability in your organization. This informative two-part webinar follows on an Insight Report Gaddis recently wrote on the topic.

Watch Part 1 of this webinar to learn:

  • The history of safety practice,
  • Exploring deviance and errors, and
  • Understanding safety models and theories.

Watch Part 2 of the webinar here.


Safety professionals interested in learning more about how process variation can invariably comprise safety.

Scott Gaddis
Practice Leader, EHS
EHSQ Alliance​
Intelex Technologies

Scott Gaddis is the Practice Leader, EHS, for Intelex Technologies in Toronto, Canada. Scott leads integration of the EHSQ Alliance in thought leadership and building partnerships with key clients and other top influencers in EHS. He is responsible for the engagement of EHS professionals across the globe to provide a platform for sharing information and collectively driving solutions that mitigate workplace loss. In addition, Scott works internally with the sales and marketing teams to further increase EHS capability and knowledge that supports Intelex customers.

Before joining Intelex, Scott was Vice President, Global Environment, Health and Safety for Coveris High Performance Packaging Company in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to that he spent five years as Executive Director of Global EHS for Bristol-Myers Squibb, 18 years with the Kimberly-Clark Corporation in various EHS leadership roles ending as Global Director of Occupational Safety and Health. Scott also spent five years with the GE Company as EHS Director.

Gaddis has been published in various EHS trade journals and has lectured at National and International EHS conferences. He is a Special Government Employee supporting the Department of Labor and has received numerous awards, including VPPA Mentor of the Year and others recognizing his leadership in EHS. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University in Murray, Ky.

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