A manager was stuck in his office completing still more paperwork. He knew his crew was changing a motor in plant #7 -- a high-profile event due to its process safety implications. He decided to go out and check if his guys were doing everything correctly to avoid injury. Sure enough, when he got to the plant three guys were finishing their work and he saw that one of them didn’t have his face shield down as they tested for leaks with the lines activated. The manager caught the worker with an apparent violation. This guy’s day was about to get a lot worse.
The manager had gone on a fishing trip for at-risk behavior. And he “hooked” one of his crew doing “wrong.” He found what he was looking for – at-risk behavior -- and administered discipline, based on this single data point.