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That is the real question. Are we measuring the correct thing? I think there are better metrics than just the frequency of lost-time accidents. It would be safer for everyone if we measured unsafe behavior and developed strategies to deal. If we could collect all these “near hits”, record them and investigate them, we’d gradually eliminate the cause of accidents. This would lead to a safer work environment. So I recommend that statistics be updated to reflect unsafe behavior and the investigation for “near misses”, even if there have been no injuries or property damage. These should be feedback for staff. These statistics should all be collected by the work groups and used to give feedback during team talks. This will enable the leader or team member to give praise to their employees for creating a safe workplace.