Precursor Analysis (Construction and General Industry)

Identify and address key warning signs before work begins

Precursor Analysis

Identify and address key warning signs before work begins.

Deploy this strategy based on a scientific, research-based approach.

This training is based on years of industry and academic collaboration.  You'll learn to identify and explain 16 validated precursors, how to conduct a safety engagement and effectively assess the readiness of your crews. 

Use this strategy to better predict the likelihood of a serious injury or fatality


Precursor Analysis


  • Introduction to Precursor Analysis FREE PREVIEW
  • Precursor Analysis Process
  • Key Definitions
  • Research Behind Precursor Analysis
  • Precursors and Scorecard
  • Practice Safety Engagement
  • Practice Safety Engagement Review
  • Deploying a Precursor Analysis Strategy and Conclusion
  • Quiz - Precursor Analysis
  • Simplified Precursor Question List
  • Precursor Analysis Scorecard
  • Energy Wheel - Hazard Recognition
  • Critical Hazard Icons

About Your Instructor

Matthew Hallowell

Matthew Hallowell


Dr. Matthew Hallowell is a President’s Teaching Scholar and Endowed Professor of Construction Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned a BS and MS in Civil Engineering and a PhD with a focus on Construction Engineering and Occupational Safety and Health. Before his academic career, he worked in construction as a laborer, project engineer, and quality inspector.

Dr. Hallowell specializes in construction safety research, with an emphasis on the science of safety. He collaborates with companies and industry associations like the Edison Electric Institute, Project Leadership Institute, Canadian Pipeline Association, and the INGAA foundation. For his research, he has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Construction Industry Institute Outstanding Researcher Award.


Define Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) precursors

Identify and explain the 16 validated precursors

Describe the place of precursor analysis in the safety system

For a case, assess the relative likelihood of SIF

Conduct an effective field safety engagement


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