What are the current trends in my safety program? What if they continue? What will happen next?

The Learning Center is a digital destination for safety leaders who have ditched the rear-view mirror to ask these more forward thinking questions about their safety programs. A wealth of original content, published via articles, white papers and the SafetyCary blog, provide insights about the use of advanced and predictive analytics to keep workers safe.


ISHN: Safety excellence requires a deep dive into goal-setting


Safety excellence is often whispered in hushed tones, akin to the search for the Holy Grail. Everyone seeks it, and many make finding it their life’s quest. But what is ‘it’?

ISHN: Reduce incidents with universal metrics for leading indicators

Predictive Solutions’ very own Cary Usrey writes about the use of data analytics to identify leading indicators of workplace incidents in this article, featured on Industrial Safety & Hygiene News.

EHS Today: Improving Productivity for the Safety Professional

Featured on EHS Today is an article by Predictive Solutions’ very own Cary Usrey. Cary explains how technology enables safety professionals to “work smarter, not harder.”  

Building a Climate for Culture Change: 3 Key Concepts for Your Safety Evolution

Do you have a plan to sustain your safety initiatives?

How BBS differs from other safety processes

BBS (Behavior Based Safety) is a process which focuses on employee behavior during work tasks or in reaction to nearby environmental events. These can include poor lighting, other equipment failures, process breakdowns, or other...

Identify, Record, Develop: Training and Engaging Your Workers

In order to initiate an effective safety program, managers must apply critical thinking principles to engage and train the workforce.

Training and engagement are two key components to any well-rounded safety program. While they're...

Why Do Safety Inspections?

Work site safety inspections can be a vital part of your injury prevention efforts if done well.

Most companies conduct periodic worksite safety inspections. This process is part of the traditional landscape of a...

How to really use Big Data and 21st-century technology by Nick Bernini

We are constantly hearing words like “Big Data”, “Data Scientist” and “Predictive Analytics” – but what do they really mean? How can they help to predict incidents and drive prevention? What is the importance of engagement? And...

Follow the Plan-Do-Study-Act process for safety improvement managing & mitigating risk

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BBS and Leadership Analytics: Using Your Big Data to Engage Your Team

Publication: OH&S magazine

News Releases

PEC launches first-of-its-kind predictive analytics tool for workplace injuries

MANDEVILLE, La., Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PEC Safety announced the launch of PEC Predictive, which empowers Hiring Clients and contractors to predict risk and help prevent workplace injuries.PEC Safety CEO, Colby Lane said:...

Construction Executive: Wearables for Construction

Joseph Kopko writes for Construction Executive about "Wearables" in the construction industry. Kopko defines a wearable as a piece of electronic technology that can be comfortably and easily incorporated into the clothing or...

Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., Named One of the Top 50 Leaders for Today and Tomorrow by ISHN

Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., process improvement leader at Predictive Solutions, has been named to the list of Top 50 Thought Leaders for Today and Tomorrow by ISHN Magazine. Pettinger was recognized for his extensive work with...

Predictive Solutions Launches New, Simplified Level of SafetyNet

Predictive Solutions, the world leader in predictive safety software, is pleased to introduce SafetyNet Basic. SafetyNet Basic serves as the introductory level of SafetyNet software, allowing users to easily view and manage their...

Predictive Solutions to Present Webinar on Leadership Analytics in Safety

Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., will present “Leadership Analytics: The Missing Piece in Your Journey to Safety Culture Excellence” tomorrow in a webinar hosted by Safety + Health magazine. 

Predictive Solutions to Present Webinar on Leadership Analytics in Safety

Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., will present “Leadership Analytics: The Missing Piece in Your Journey to Safety Culture Excellence” tomorrow in a webinar hosted by Safety + Health magazine. 

New White Paper Reveals How Predictive Analytics is Saving Lives at Work

Predictive Solutions Launches Redesigned Website

The new website features two new services and provides a wealth of information related to predicting and preventing workplace injuries.

Predictive Solutions to Present at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo

Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., and Cary Usrey will speak at the NSC Congress & Expo on Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29 in Atlanta, Ga.

Predictive Solutions Named One of Pittsburgh’s Fastest Growing Companies

Published by the Pittsburgh Business Times, the Pittsburgh 100 list includes the 100 fastest growing private companies in the Pittsburgh region.




The Value of Safety Leading Indicator Metrics

In the article What are Safety Leading Indicators?”, published in National Safety Council’s Safety+Health magazine, a case is made to adopt leading safety indicators instead of relying solely on lagging safety indicators (e.g. injury rates). The...

Measuring Safety Observer Performance

In our last blog article by Dr. Timothy Ludwig, “The Anatomy of Pencil Whipping”, the idea of safety observer quality was introduced. This article, originally published in the VPPPA Leader magazine in 2012, further expands the subject by introducing...

The Blind Spots of Behavioral Safety Programs

An Introduction to Behavioral Safety Programs

Behavioral safety observation programs are a mainstay in many safety systems that are looking to move beyond compliance and get employees involved. The idea is pretty straightforward – have employees observe...

Safety Observations, Safety Prediction and the Ohio State Fair Tragedy

The recent Ohio State Fair ride collapse is still being investigated but the tragedy reminds us of two important key concepts in your approach to safety observations - Risk can be difficult to manage and it is critical to document the work you are doing.

3 Ways to use Safety Management Software to prepare for OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

According to OSHA, more than 840,000 construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica levels that exceed the new permissible exposure limit (PEL). To save an estimated 600 lives annually and prevent 900 new cases of silicosis each year...

What Makes an Effective Safety Professional?

An effective safety professional can exist in any industry, under any management style. What matters most is the manager. Managerial effectiveness varies, but it comes down to three components:

  1. Technical proficiency
  2. Teamwork
  3. Character

Approach and Coach – Making Safety a Value

You are heading down the highway driving over the speed limit and you see a police car at the side of the road. Your reaction?  Slam on the breaks and slow down. You pass the police car hoping they don’t pull you over; to your dismay, you see lights in...

Defining Management Commitment for Safety

Management commitment is a term we hear frequently from regulatory agencies, in forum discussions, in training and from our peers and mentors.  I often wonder if we really understand how to define it and the steps required to incorporate it into our...

I Speak for the Trees

Greetings, and welcome to the year 2016.  In case you missed it, we have self-driving cars, performances by holographic Tupac, and a new Star Wars movie with CGI that you swear you could reach out and touch.  What a time to be alive!  So, I’m asking you...

Why Spreadsheets Are Safety’s Technological Dinosaur

As safety professionals, we want employees to go home as healthy as they came in. As such, we adopt methodologies that aid in incident and injury prevention. Usually, these methods are detailed in a company’s health and safety plan. Follow the plan and...