Work Tasks are the epicenter of how organizations can improve their safety performance.
As organizations try to break injury trends or make their work tasks safer, they often ask us to evaluate the safety margins for work tasks. Task Safety Analysis is the method that makes work tasks safer through better task design. Task Safety Analysis defines a safety margin for a work task.
Our data shows that Task Safety Analysis is a pivotal process in an organization’s overall approach to safety. Organizations applying Task Safety Analysis combined with Safety Observations experience higher rates of safe behaviors and lower injury rates.
The assessment evaluates how well this process provides safety margins for frontline employees, especially if Task Safety Analyses are actually designing safer work tasks. We can also evaluate the effectiveness of safety margins for specific work tasks.