Our Rework is Killing Us!

Thursday • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM • Location: Ryman Studio I


Tim Staton
Behavior Based Quality Coordinator
Pennsylvania Chemicals Project for Bechtel Inc.

Are we overlooking the elephant in the room? Rework usually accounts for around 5% of the total cost of a construction job yet, according to recent studies, is responsible for a whopping 42% of our high potential incidents and 39% of our injuries. Doesn't it make sense to examine how we can reduce the rework so that we can reduce injuries? Thinking (and acting) outside of the Safety sandbox could be the answer to controlling what happens in the box.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Why rework is more hazardous than "right the first time" work, and what you can do about it.
  2. What are "Quality at risk behaviors" and how do they affect safety?
  3. Understanding the 5 Quality Fundamental Behaviors that will directly improve your safety results by reducing rework.
Tim Staton is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Human Performance Improvement for Bechtel Inc. With 10 years’ experience as an HPI Practitioner he is passionate about keeping the worker safe and producing "right the first time" quality. He has provided energetic and thoughtful training to thousands in Health, Safety, Quality and Leadership in a variety of industries including Emergency Response, Nuclear Construction and Operation, Medical, and Construction to name a few. He has spoken at conferences both nationally and internationally. Practical, useful information delivered with real world applications and action provoking results. He has his B.A. in Christian Missions and has completed certification in Paramedic Studies as well as Human Performance Improvement. His Haz-Mat team responded to many of our nation’s worst national disasters including the World Trade Center Bombing, and Hurricane Katrina, giving him a unique perspective to safety education. He is currently the Behavior Based Quality Coordinator for the largest construction job in North America, Pennsylvania Chemicals in Monaca, PA, employing more than 6,000 Union Craftsmen and women in the construction process.