Less than 10% of accident causes result from unsafe conditions alone. Since “inspections” look primarily at condition issues the safety efforts in your organization probably shouldn’t comprise much more than 10% of your overall safety effort!

“Safety InSight helped develop a simple and organized safety process that we easily implemented. ”

Deanna Freeman, Administrator
Rawlins County Health Center Atwood KS

“The results of their work are evident in the significant ways that they impact the bottom line - reduced accidents and improved morale.”

Carol Gonzales, City Manager
City of Shawnee, KS

"They are a key and critical part of the service team in our self-insurance workers comp program. “Making safety a reality” is really what they do!"

Rich McKee, Administrator
Kansas Livestock Association workers compensation fund

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions & Answers

Click on the headings below to see answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. Need more information? Feel free to get in touch with us using our contact form.

What types of organizations does Safety InSight partner with?

Our client partners have a sincere desire to send employees home each night to their families without injury. They also realize that their people are their most valuable resources, and that keeping them healthy results in the most efficient and successful operation.

Many of the organizations we partner with do not have trained safety professionals – we work with upper management and a safety contact, by providing the guidance and tools for safety success.

Do you focus primarily on regulatory compliance, such as OSHA?

We certainly can, and this is the primary focus of our activities with some clients. This is not our “typical client” because most employers that are concerned about regulatory compliance tend to be most concerned about reducing fines. Our clients are primarily interested in reducing accidents and the injuries and suffering that result.

Do you use the same approach with each client?

YES in that the framework is the same: to identify the organization's needs as they relate to two things: 1) what accidents and risk exposures are unique to their operations, and 2) how to most effectively build a strong safety culture in the organization. The goal at this point is to develop a simple, effective, and efficient plan to address the “root cause” issues and, if desired, to assist with plan implementation.

NO because our experience has revealed to us that, during our initial assessment of an organization, there are always very specific interventions that can be made to address high injury potential situations/issues that are unique to that organization. We utilize a multi-faceted approach by addressing all opportunities for improvement simultaneously. Reducing the potential for injuries is serious business, and we don’t think a one dimensional approach is good enough.

How can the same approach used in police departments work in a hospital or feedlot?

Great Question: whether we are working with a police chief to implement a process like the Cooper Fitness Assessment™ as part of a fitness-for-duty program, a charge nurse with safety behavior reinforcement coaching techniques associated with patient transfers or a head cowboy with understanding the value in using a specific low stress cattle handling practice when moving cattle, our approach to safety is the same. We first learn and fully comprehend the specific “root cause” issues that are inherent to your accidents and then assist with identifying and incorporating the necessary mitigating practices into day-to-day operations.

Our approach builds on management strengths within client organizations. “Good safety is good management” – effective organizations are those that clearly articulate the expectations that they have of their employees, and safety should be an integrated part of all expectations. Accidents occur during operations, so looking at safety and accident prevention separately from operations is neither realistic nor efficient. Our approach is to identify and incorporate safety expectations into daily operations.

How do you help employees to embrace safety?

By using simple and logical reasoning. The use of flow charts and fault tree analysis, as an example, is not the way to help most people understand and embrace safety. We help employees understand how accidents can “happen to them” and not just to the other guy so there is a personal purpose to what we’re talking about. Then we help them recognize how to anticipate accidents before they occur!

Human nature is that people commit to something most strongly once they fully understand it. “Safety” must be understood before it can be embraced and, certainly, before a commitment can be made to do the hard work of modifying unsafe behaviors! The importance of safety must be clearly understood, including how accidents affect us so that we can have a reason to apply the prevention concepts that are so important. Only after we help employees fully understand and comprehend how accidents are caused (and don’t “just happen”) do we give them prevention strategies. Implementing these steps in order is critical to long-term success.

Does working with Safety InSight require that you work with every employee?

No - supervisors are the key to a strong safety culture, so we work primarily with them to ensure that they have the critical understanding of the issues and have the “tools” to impact their employees. The most effective behavioral changes among employees result from interaction with management on a day-to-day basis regarding safety expectations. Of course, upper management sets the stage with supervisors first to ensure that their expectations are also clear.

Does the Safety InSight approach work for safety at home?

The concepts apply at work and at home. For safety to “work,” it must be important to each person, and what more important reason is there to be safe than to do it “for family.” Everyone has a natural instinct to prevent injury and protect their family, so teaching employees to “practice” the same prevention concepts at home helps it become more “second nature” to employees when at work. And people get good at it because they are applying the ideas 24-7!

Do you do inspections?

Yes, but that is not our primary or even secondary purpose. Inspections primarily identify unsafe conditions; and it is obviously important to identify and correct them since they can contribute to accidents. As unsafe behaviors comprise in excess of 85% of all accidents, though, our efforts are more heavily weighted toward implementing a safety culture that promotes behavior change.

How do you charge for services?

By the hour or on a project basis or, as within the insured or self-insured environment, we can charge a percent of premium just like “the insurance guys.” We would love to provide a quote for you so you can see how our service “Wows” the competition beyond compare. No matter what the arrangement we are confident that you will quickly see why our service is valued above all others.