Keeping Score

Our world is about numbers. We all know that everything in business is measured in numbers: reliability numbers, financial numbers, productivity numbers, and so on. It’s how we keep score. Numbers help us determine how well the business is doing, how well the operations are working, and yes, how effective the safety program is.

As one year ends and another begins, the numbers on the scoreboard begin to fade.  We move on to the next set of numbers and those old numbers begin to lose importance. However, I remember every serious accident or injury that has happened on my watch. I never forget the people and the faces of those accidents. I bet your just like that. You remember those accidents and injuries that happen around you. At a human level, that’s what connects us.

That’s what my safety speaking and my safety book is all about – discovering the Secret Ingredient to Safety Excellence so everyone makes it home at the end of the day.