Safety Management Services

Selecting the Right Safety Management Metrics Series (6) Choosing the Right Performance Indicators - Complications and Considerations

One of the complications in assessing safety management systems is that many organizations are much more focused on achieving the intended outcome of compliance with laws and regulations than they are on the intended outcome of prevention of worker injury and ill health. This results in a disconnect when the process metrics being assessed—for example, fire extinguisher inspections—are not an...

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Selecting the Right Safety Management Metrics Series (4) Choosing the Right Performance Indicators - Outcome Metrics

Many organizations almost exclusively focus on outcome metrics (lagging indicators - results) when it comes to safety. They track lost work days and injury statistics. They use these statistics in their sustainability reporting and for measuring managerial performance.-  Outcome metrics are also used to determine audit and inspection frequency and to target safety improvement initiatives....

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Selecting the Right Safety Management Metrics Series (3) Choosing the Right Performance Indicators - Process or Outcome Metrics

The Three Sixty Safety system has two focuses: a process focus and an outcome focus. To evaluate the performance of a safety management system, you need to have both process metrics and outcome metrics. How do you decide which process metrics or outcome metrics to use? To come up with the right performance indicator (a metric), you need to first determine what question you want answered. You need...

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