Safety Performance: Not Just a Numbers Game Anymore

April 2007
American Gas;Apr2007, Vol. 89 Issue 3, p30
Trade Publication
The article discusses the safety initiative called Upstream Safety Performance Measurement in the U.S. This philosophy of safety measurement has considered taking a step back from the numbers and looking instead at the people behind them. Tom Taylor, director of safety and health in Consumers Energy Co. of Michigan, has said that safety measurement can no longer revolve around reactive processes based on post-incident statistics. Furthermore, he asserted that the more the industry focuses on numbers, the more it sends a message to employees that it is the numbers that count and not the people or their behaviors.


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