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How to reduce unsafe acts & conditions

March 4, 2023
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3 million lives lost to workplace accidents yearly. But what's even scarier is how we're getting used to it. It's hard not to wonder: With all the advancements in workplace safety technology, why are we still losing lives to preventable incidents? Despite all our progress, there's still a dangerous acceptance creeping in, as if these losses are just an unavoidable part of the job. But they're not.

That's why prioritizing the safety and well-being of employees with new technologies such as AI has become more crucial than ever. And safety shouldn't be just about reacting to accidents anymore; it's about finally taking proactive steps, identifying and learning from unsafe acts and conditions to avoid possible accidents in an early phase.

According to OSHA, the main goal of having a proactive approach is to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, as well as the suffering and financial hardship these events can cause for workers, their families, and employers. Having a proactive approach towards managing workplace safety and health proves far more effective than relying on traditional methods. Reactive strategies only kick in after a worker is injured or falls ill, when new standards or regulations are introduced, or when external inspections uncover issues needing rectification.

The steps to mitigate unsafe acts & conditions

By prioritizing the achievement of key performance indicators (KPIs), monitoring performance, and evaluating outcomes, workplaces can advance towards greater levels of safety and health. Adopting these recommended practices not only leads to cost reductions, such as significant decreases in workers’ compensation premiums, but also fosters worker engagement, enhances social responsibility objectives, and boosts productivity and overall business operations.

Embracing a proactive approach with AI-powered safety management software allows us to learn from unsafe acts and conditions and prevent future incidents from occurring. Here’s a roadmap for learning from unsafe acts & conditions:

Identify the root cause of the unsafe act or condition

Look for the underlying causes that contributed to the unsafe act or condition.

Generate corrective actions

Once you have identified the root cause of the unsafe act or condition, you can develop a plan to correct the issue. This may involve amending procedures, providing additional training, or implementing new controls to prevent similar safety incidents from occurring in the future.

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the corrective actions

Once the corrective actions have been implemented, it is important to monitor and evaluate their effectiveness in preventing similar incidents from occurring in the future. This includes collecting data and analyzing it to determine whether the corrective actions have been successful.

Document and share the results

Document the impact of the corrective actions and engage all the parties involved to show how their corrective actions helped to have a safer workplace.

How can safety management software help to reduce unsafe acts & conditions

A leading EHS management software empowering safety teams to proactively enhance workplace safety is Intenseye's AI-powered solution. Intenseye's AI can observe facilities 24/7, delivering real-time insights into workplace conditions and behaviors. One way our customers are using Intenseye’s technology is by analyzing the unsafe acts & conditions footages that our AI detects. Each piece of footage tells a unique story, facilitating discussions and inquiries that aid in identifying root causes and implementing systematic fixes. Intenseye also creates daily, monthly, quarterly, and shift-based reports in various formats from real-time data!

EHS managers can also use the Intenseye Task Management module — a powerful tool designed to develop & implement corrective actions. The module includes a Toolbox Talk feature that allows EHS teams to easily communicate with frontline teams, assign tasks, set due dates, and collaborate with team members using comments and attachments. With the Task Management module, EHS teams can:

  1. easily create and assign tasks
  2. reach solutions list prepared by our EHS experts for each safety scenario
  3. continuously assess ergonomics risks with ergonomics software
  4. track corrective actions from creation to completion
  5. see the total impact of task completion on reducing the risks and increasing the compliance score.

Through the use of Intenseye’s AI-powered workplace safety software, EHS teams can easily identify and address unsafe acts and conditions in the workplace proactively and can learn from unsafe acts & conditions efficiently!

If you’re interested in learning more about how Intenseye’s technology can help your organization create a safe and trustworthy workplace, schedule a demo with us.