Fermilab has begun an initiative to deploy Human Performance Improvement (HPI)
as part of our efforts to improve efficiency, productivity and ESH. HPI is a powerful tool that helps one to step back, look at the big picture and make fundamental improvements in processes - both physical and mental. The primary effort will be to employ these ideas in the areas of hazard identification and mitigation, incident assessments and procedures.
We have integrated HPI into our FESHM 3020 - Incident Investigation and Analysis to investigate injuries and near misses. We are encouraging people to use HPI to look at their daily work and, certainly, when something goes wrong, use HPI to improve the process. A HPI database
has been developed to standardize the HPI investigation process and make the finding of root causes and their corrective and preventive actions more effective.