A bad accident can take an organization by surprise. We usually find:
- Leaders were over-focused on safety metrics to tell the story.
- Staff were missing early warning signs and employees concerns.
- Safety staff favored compliance rules over processes.
- Supervisors and their teams experienced risk-taking patterns, such as complacency, freelancing, or pressing.
- Groupthink reinforced weak safety processes.
When an organization deals with a bad accident, it’s important for the leaders and staff to undergo a reality check. Instead of placing blame, we assist the organization with overhauling the weak or broken safety processes, completing safety stand downs, applying behavior-based safety to increase situation awareness, and implementing effective safety verifications.
In several turnaround situations, our solutions have significantly reduced OSHA penalties, won the confidence of boards and executives, and closed external parties corrective actions.