Continuous Improvement Process

Consistently assessing the quality of a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) throughout implementation of the Hazard Identification Process (HIP) is an important business metric. The goal is to guide JSA conversations in a manner that results in work teams being more specific and accurate in their hazard identification, evaluation, and management throughout the process. Long term, the Hazard Identification Process (HIP) should become part of the workplace safety culture and be used in daily job planning and job performance. This helps establish a high performance and efficient team culture.

“What gets measured gets improved.” Peter Drucker, Management Consultant

The initial step in the Continuous Improvement Process is to perform a HIP Performance Assessment. During the assessment a representative sample of existing Job Safety Analyses (JSAs) is observed or collected in order to obtain a baseline score for quality. The assessment is best done by physical observation of JSAs as they are being conducted in order to gain the best perspective on the quality of the JSA conversation.

The HIP Performance Registry (database) is used to evaluate a client’s JSAs, determine a baseline prior to implementation of the HIP coaching process, and measure JSA quality for safety improvements.

  • This baseline evaluation is generated using Omega Alliance Inc.’s JSA audit process and scoring the information from the JSA with a quality scale of 1 to 5. The scale is converted to percentages based on the number of audits entered into the database.
  • The numbers are used to measure improvement opportunities based on the number of JSA audits entered for a specific time period. The data maintained in the HIP Performance Registry is used to prepare a comparative analysis against HIP best practice standards.
  • A formal report is produced using a dashboard approach with accompanying trend-line information to track improvements over time.

The most important use of the data is the prescriptive solutions, which are suggestions for improvement matched with each of the ten Hazard Identification Process best practices. This is designed to provide consistency in providing important feedback to field personnel.

Your Omega Alliance Inc. Professional Certified Coach will meet with the designated management team to discuss the Hazard Identification Process. Key topics include an overview of the HIP what to expect during implementation regarding coaching, leadership support activities and helpful guidelines to make the HIPa success.In order to ensure the highest quality assessment, Omega Alliance, Inc. provides coaching sessions and field coaching at customer locations both onshore and offshore. The cycle for HIP Performance Assessments is usually on a quarterly basis, however, can be customized per customer requirements.