Safety Sampling: A Case Study


Gitlow, Howard S.; Berkins, Alayne R.; He, Min   (2002, ASQ and Marcel Dekker, Inc.)   University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; Rochester Electro-Medical, Inc., Tampa, FL (

Quality Engineering    Vol. 14    No. 3
QICID: 18073    March 2002    pp. 405-419
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Article Abstract

[This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.] Safety sampling is a management tool for making the workplace safer by studying how processes and people operate. By identifying unsafe behaviors future accidents can be avoided. Rochester Electro-Medical, Inc., a medical-products manufacturer, began a safety-sampling program in order to improve the work environment and to reduce insurance premiums. Safety-sampling plans were designed to meet the specific needs of the company. Pareto analysis of collected data enabled management to develop a plan to identify and eliminate unsafe behaviors from their system.


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