Improving Human Performance (HP) The Role of Safety Management Systems, Worker Engagement, and HP Tools

This webinar describes the major findings of a 2-year survey study (safety managers, supervisors, and workers) on human performance. Beyond learning about the fundamentals of human performance and its relationship to safety management systems, you'll also learn about:
  • Important human performance tools that work in reducing incident rates
  • How workers are perceived: SMS optimism versus pragmatism perspectives
  • Ten practices (e.g., conducting pre-task reviews) within an SMS that impact incident rates
  • Role that worker engagement and other perceptual constructs (e.g., justice) play in reducing incident rates
  • Interactions that SMS practices and worker engagement/behavior have (i.e., mediation) in reducing incident rates
  • HP tools that work in reducing incident rates and why these HP tools work (i.e., through worker engagement), especially in dealing with the presence of human error precursors
  • Some possible structural models that combine SMS practices, error precursor presence, and behavioral components together to explain their impact on incident rates.


  • Webcast with 30 day access to archived recording for ANYTIME/ANYWHERE viewing
  • Slides from the session
  • 0.2 CEUs

Webinar Pricing

  • Member Price: $95.00
  • AIHA/ACHMM Price: $105.00 (PLEASE NOTE: When registering online, you must enter the following coupon code AIHA1911 for a $10.00 discount. Register online as a "Non-Member" and enter this coupon code into the field for "Registration Discount Code".)
  • List Price: $115.00

About the speaker:  Dr. Jan K. Wachter, CSP, CIH, is an Associate Professor in the Safety Sciences Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wachter received his BS (biology), MS (environmental health), MBA and Sc.D. (hygiene) degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds degrees in theology. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Wachter was employed by Fortune 100 companies and at the U.S. Department of Energy at their national laboratory complexes.  His major areas of interest are safety ethics, application of quantitative methods in the safety profession, and the use of human performance approaches to managing safety.

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