Measuring Safety Management Performance lists and explains the difference between lagging and leading measures of safety management performance. It informs the reader how to use both proactive and reactive safety performance indicators and explains that consequence measurement is not an accurate reflection of the organization´s safety effort. It suggests managements´ Safety Performance Indicators (SPI) should be changed to proactive, positive measures of action and activities which can be controlled and accurately measured. A roadmap of a wholistic system for measurement is offered that covers health and safety performance. It shows how management is traditionally informed about where they have been by information provided relating to injury data, rather than proactive, measurable and controllable data on accident prevention efforts provided by the health and safety management system (SMS), which indicate where they are going.
This highly practical book features examples of safety performance indicators, provides positive guidelines for accurate safety performance measurement and is based on actual workplace experiences. It explains the strengths and weaknesses of proactive and reactive measurement metrics and gives examples of leading and lagging safety performance indicators.
This book will be an ideal read for professionals and graduate students in the fields of occupational health and safety, ergonomics and human factors engineering. It will have resonance with managers and professionals engaged in health and safety provisions at their place of work.