A concept referring to the process of scanning for discontinuities, observations or pieces of data that may provide early warnings or signs of change.
In an OMS context, weak signals can provide early indicators of potential safety, health, environmental, social or security issues, including unforeseen risks, control weaknesses or a degradation in performance.
Source: IOGP Report No. 510, Operating Management System Framework for controlling risk and delivering high performance in the oil and gas industry, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, June 2014. Global Standards