Building the Capacity to Fail Safely into Field Operations

Recorded On: 10/08/2021

Traditional safety practices have greatly reduced the number of workplace injuries during the last several decades, but life-ending events have declined at a slower rate. To further reduce serious and life-ending events, Quanta Services developed The Capacity Model™ and is changing the way they approach safety.

At the core of this model is a human performance philosophy which embraces the fact that error is normal and people will make mistakes. That acknowledgement, coupled with an increased understanding of how people interact with their work environments, enables Quanta to more effectively identify hazards and put in place targeted protections (controls).

This presentation will cover Quanta’s approach to safety and the four main elements of The Capacity Model™:

  • STKY (Stuff That Kills You): A concept that focuses on hazards that can seriously injure or kill people  
  • Energy Wheel: A tool to equip workers to recognize sources of energy to determine controls needed
  • STKY Controls: Controls necessary to prevent or mitigate a life-threatening, life-altering, or life-ending event
  • Operational Learning: A method that brings people closest to the work together to create a shared understanding of the context of how a particular work activity actually gets done

This webinar is categorized under the Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability technical discipline.

All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Barbara Cristinziani and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Barbara Cristinziani.

Barbara Cristinziani

Manager, Human Performance and EHS Programs, Quanta Services

Barbara Cristinziani brings over 20 years of multidisciplinary experience from across the fields of education, psychology, health and safety. She is currently Manager of Human Performance and Environmental Health & Safety Programs at Quanta Services, providing support to the company’s electric power, underground utility, and communications operations with a focus on eliminating significant events and fatalities. She serves as a companywide resource integrating Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) into systems, processes, and day-to-day work practices across the business.

Prior to joining Quanta, Barbara supported on and offshore oil and gas operations at ConocoPhillips in the Corporate HSE function where she provided oversight, direction, and field support at a global level to enhance Human Performance aspects of operating integrity and reliability.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University and earned her master’s degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health.

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