Hey everybody, it's RedBeard with isitrecordable.com, AccuStatsUSA.com and safeopedia.com. Want to talk today about leading indicators and what my number one best pick for leading indicator is. Now there's a number of really good ones available out there that people are tracking. However it seems that a lot of people talk about leading indicators or maybe just starting to wrap their minds around them, but don't know exactly what they are necessarily or how to track them or what ones might work. But I've been able to see which ones do work, which ones don't work, and my number one choice is near misses, hazard recognitions and good catches all bundled up into one single metric. And I call them "Nimmergicks" because I get tired of saying near, miss hazard recognition, good catch every single time I talk about them, which I do often.
I like to promote those quite a bit. Now the benefit of Nimmergicks are two-fold. The first benefit is you're going to learn about your unsafe conditions, right? If your employees are communicating, they're telling you about bad things in the work environment or hazards that they, that they recognized. That's a good thing because you can't fix a problem you don't know about. So once you know about them, you can fix them. You can eliminate those unsafe conditions. Then the other benefit is the fact that the employees are going to stop and look. You know, when you walk through your workplace, you've habituated that motion. You're pretty much in muscle memory because you've done it so many times, there's things you don't notice. But if you stop and look, make a concerted effort to really look around for hazards, you might see something that you were, that was invisible to you before. And the one last thing I'd say about this is if you're going to go down this route, the key thing as from a management perspective is that you respond to every single report. Yes, it takes time, but it's worth it.