Safety Process Improvement
Creating a zero harm environment
The Kepner-Tregoe approach is focused on building a safety strategy with executive leadership supporting the behaviors that reinforce a high performance safety culture. At the same time, we enable first-line managers to proactively manage and improve safety performance on a daily basis. We help you create a zero harm environment through a well-defined and executed safety strategy driven at every level of the organization.
- Reduced numbers of incidents
- Reduced numbers of accidents
- More open safety culture
- Improved safety systems
Safety is not a coincidence
Achieving world class safety performance begins by identifying risks to people, assets, processes, and facilities and making informed decisions on the methods to alleviate risks using the five factors in the Safety Performance model:
By taking a systematic approach to managing performance, leaders can foster the behaviors, and actions required for world-class safety performance.
In addition to aligning the human performance system the organization’s operating systems—the routines and practices for getting work
done—must be aligned with the key processes.
One of the greatest barriers to achieving safety performance is the absence of shared technical and operational understanding of how a process, system, or asset should technically perform. This lack of technical understanding is the primary cause of human error. It results in ongoing or repeat problems and injuries, unreliable processes or assets and reportable incidents.
Standardization supports error safety performance with a balanced combination of good manufacturing practices. These practices include variation reduction and process control techniques interfaced with routines and review systems.
Issue resolution skills
In addition to the systemic and behavioral changes that have been discussed, safety performance needs people with effective statistical diagnostic and issue resolution skills to address operational process challenges.