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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.

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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 different, bringing them together in...
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Why Do Safety Inspections?

Most companies conduct periodic worksite safety inspections. This process is part of the traditional landscape of a comprehensive health and safety plan. At regular intervals, someone within the organization sets out to critically observe in an effort to identify and...
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Building a Climate for Culture Change: 3 Key Concepts for Your Safety Evolution

Do you have a plan to sustain your safety initiatives? An organization is a complex set of dynamically intertwined and interconnected elements (inputs, processes, outputs, feedback loops and environment) in which it operates.  These elements are continuously changing,...
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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 how will that drive the predictive...
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Follow the Plan-Do-Study-Act process for safety improvement managing & mitigating risk

Risks. They’re not just in the workplace—they’re everywhere. Cutting your food at dinner, driving to the store to get milk, walking through puddles on the floor from your shower, and navigating around a dog toy at 2 a.m. have all caused someone varying degrees of pain...
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BBS and Leadership Analytics: Using Your Big Data to Engage Your Team

Publication: OH&S magazine Issue: August 2016 To assess their leadership engagement, safety professionals can poll their employees to determine the amount and the quality of BBS information disseminated. Read more by downloading the full article...
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Know where your real risks reside

Publication: ISHN magazine Issue: August 2016 The construction industry is dangerous. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states construction constitutes only four to five percent of all work in the United States each year. But more than 20 percent of all workplace...
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The Power of the Observer: Sounding the Alarm with Leading Indicators

Publication: EHS Today Magazine Issue: June 2016 As injuries occur, safety management teams work to enhance their safety programs and processes. One addition may be to add an observation process to their program. Studies have shown that conducting...
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Corrective Actions are Not One Size Fits All

Publication: ISHN Magazine Issue: June 2016 Safety training is important to master. We've all been through a training session that left us asking more questions about why we were there than about the topic itself. This article gives you ideas about what's really...
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How to Achieve a Safety Data Analytics Advantage

Publication: Construction Executive Issue: May 2016 A data analytics evolution is well underway, and those who have cracked the analytics code are reaping its rewards. That's the conclusion of Deloitte's recently published report "The Analytics Advantage: We're just...
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News Releases

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 analytics and cultural change...
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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 safety data. Currently, 80% of...
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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.  PITTSBURGH, PA, USA – 23 Feb 2016 – Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., process change leader...
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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.  PITTSBURGH, PA, USA – 23 Feb 2016 – Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., process change leader...
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New White Paper Reveals How Predictive Analytics is Saving Lives at Work

PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) JANUARY 07, 2016 Predictive Solutions has released a new white paper, “Saving Lives at Work: The Who, What, Where, Why and How of Using Predictive Analytics in Workplace Safety.” The white paper explores how a range of business functions have...
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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. PITTSBURGH, PA, USA – 13 Oct 2015 – Predictive Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of a new, redesigned version of its...
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Predictive Solutions to Present at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo

On Monday, September 28 at 3:30 PM (EDT) in room 406, Pettinger, process change leader, will present a session entitled “Transforming Managers into Safety Leaders through Business Intelligence.” He will be joined by Adam Tucker, director of health, safety and environment at Cummins Inc.

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Predictive Solutions Named One of Pittsburgh’s Fastest Growing Companies

Predictive Solutions, the leader in predicting workplace injuries, announced today that it has been named a Pittsburgh 100 company. This annual list, published by the Pittsburgh Business Times, includes the region’s 100 fastest growing private companies, based on sales growth between 2012 and 2014.

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New Version of Predictive Solutions’ SafetyNet App for iPhone and iPad Now Available

Predictive Solutions announced today that version 2.0 of the SafetyNet app is now available for download from the App StoreSM.

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Predictive Solutions Congratulates Cummins on Receiving the Robert W. Campbell Award

Predictive Solutions is pleased to congratulate its customer, Cummins Inc., for being named this year’s recipient of the Robert W. Campbell Award. Cummins’ chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger accepted the award in San Diego at the annual National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

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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 your rear view...
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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 safety...
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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 as a friend,...
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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 nobody gets...
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Who is ‘Best in Class’ and Why?

A plant safety manager just finished his presentation of plant safety performance results and key activities.  It was the plant’s best year ever.  Injury rates were down, lost time days were reduced and improvement projects had been completed on time and on budget. ...
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Does Your Corrective Action Program Need Corrective Action?

Even the safest organizations frequently identify problems and opportunities for improvement. In fact, many best-in-class organizations actively seek out even minor potential problems so they can address them before they lead to accidents or incidents. In such companies the lack of large numbers of problems and improvement opportunities identified by the workforce is often seen as a warning sign for complacency. (Loud, 2004, p.35). Companies that recognize the need to find and fix problems, and the importance of continuous improvement, have long developed lists of corrective actions and generally track closures. This approach, often called “stack and track,” is better than nothing but is far from optimum.

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Percent Safe is NOT a Measure of Risk

Virtually all companies collect worksite safety observations. Sadly, most companies collect only unsafe findings. This results in a very incomplete picture, as discussed in “The Value of Safety Observations, Especially Safe Observations”. Those companies that do collect safe observations use a standard metric called Percent Safe (% safe). This metric is a simple calculation that factors in the number of safe observations and the number of unsafe observations, providing a percentage.

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What Makes an Effective Safety Professional? – Part 5 (Final)

In his book ‘The Righteous Mind’, Professor Jonathan Haidt of New York University’s Stern School of Business suggests that there are essentially six basic moral foundations. These foundations are all set differently in each human, due to differences in genetic makeup, development (particularly fetal development) during ontogeny, and environmental factors such as culture and experience. Each foundation has different settings and, like the settings on a music sound system, can be set high in some people and low in others. Just as some sound systems have the base turned up and some don’t. These basic moral foundations are: caring, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority and sanctity.

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What Makes an Effective Safety Professional? – Part 4

Over a series of articles I looked at how the responses to the questionnaire could be interpreted under each of those categories. However, it was apparent from very early on that most of the responses were character orientated (Persistent, Inquisitive etc.). And of these, most were moral judgments (Trustworthy, Conscientious, etc.). But I left this category until last, because character and morality are very difficult concepts to pin down. Character in particular has been considered by some of the greatest minds of all time, and they have all struggled to offer a satisfactory explanation of what it is, where it comes from and why it is valued.

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What Makes an Effective Safety Professional? – Part 3

This article is the third in a series that details the characteristics of an efficient safety professional. As detailed in the introductory article, Technical Proficiency, Teamwork, and Character are three attributes that a qualified safety professional possesses. This article will focus on the second of the three qualities – Teamwork. Teamwork is the heart of any enterprise and the most effective mean to achieve goals and objectives. To maximize the team’s ability, safety professional has to recognize the individual role, strengths, and weaknesses within a group. I will expand on the value of team work by discussing nine specialist group roles observed by Maredith Belbin, a researcher and an author.

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