HIP Performance Assessments & Reports

Assessing the quality of JSAs throughout implementation of the Hazard Identification Process is an important business metric for many companies. The goal is to steer JSA conversations that will enable workers and work teams to be more specific and accurate in their hazard identification, evaluation, and management thought process. Long-term, the Hazard Identification Process should become part of the workplace safety culture and be used in daily job planning and job performance.

The Hazard Identification Process Performance Assessment is organized into three basic steps that are repeated at periodic intervals:

Step One:Data Collection (Observation or Collection of Sample JSAs)
Step Two: Performance Scoring
Step Three: Analysis, Reports, and Prescriptive Solutions

Step One: Data Collection
(Observation and Collection of Sample JSAs)

The initial step in the Hazard Identification Process Assessment is to observe or collect a representative sample of existing JSAs in order to obtain a baseline score for the quality of JSAs prior to implementation of the Hazard Identification Process.

The Hazard Identification Process Performance 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. In order to obtain baseline information and to provide some periodic assessment, written JSA forms can be evaluated and scores determined from what was documented on each JSA.
Characteristics of an objective sampling of JSAs:

  • JSAs from each main work group
  • JSAs involving different types of work such as construction, maintenance, repair, service, and operations
  • JSAs from different geographic areas
  • JSAs from a variety of contractors

The quantity of JSAs will vary depending upon the size of the workforce; however, the quantity should be 5% to 10% of the total JSAs from the entire workforce on a normal workday. This will typically yield anywhere from 25 to 50 JSAs for the representative sample.

Step Two: Performance Scoring

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.

Scoring of JSAs is accomplished by evaluating the ten best practice areas of the Hazard Identification Process:

  1. Job Description Clear
  2. Job Steps Understood
  3. Energy Sources Identified
  4. Hazards Recognized
  5. Energy Management Techniques Chosen
  6. Specific PPE Selected
  7. Stop-the-Job Triggers (STJ) Identified
  8. Work Scope Changes
  9. Permits Identified and Obtained
  10. Team Agreement, STJ Signals, Signatures

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Step Three: Analysis, Reports, and Prescriptive Solutions

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

The cycle for HIP Performance Assessments is usually on a quarterly assessment basis after initial implementation of HIP/EML Coach Workshops and HIP Foundation Classes.

Omega Alliance, Inc., conducts the Hazard Identification Process Performance Assessment and uses accredited HIP/EML Coaches and Auditors to ensure professionalism and integrity of data.