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Business Measurements for Safety Performance

1st Edition

By Daniel Patrick O'Brien

CRC Press

136 pages

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pub: 1999-12-16
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Most businesses consider a multitude of factors to evaluate the performance of each business sector. In today's business culture, one singular number - OSHA recordable - typically measures safety. This is comparable to driving down the highway using your rear view mirror to steer.

Business Measurements for Safety Performance provides a simple, effective, and applicable method of measuring safety performance. Just as other sectors consider equipment damage, lost product, employee turnover, customer satisfaction, and a host of other factors, so should safety performance. It can and should be measured using the same criteria as all other business sectors.

Safety performance can affect a company's bottom line. The challenge: can we quantifiably measure safety performance in the same way we measure production performance, sales performance, or any other business sector. Business Measurements for Safety Performance supplies the tools you need for safety measurement to compete with other business sectors for company dollars, awareness, and commitment from management.


Table of Contents

The History of Performance Measurement

The Beginning of Safety Performance Measurement

Results Oriented and Reactive Measurement

Behavior Based and Proactive Measurement

What Other Business Sectors Measure - Benchmarking

Quantitative vs Subjective Measurement

Constant Improvement and the Safety Continuum

Including Safety as a Business Sector

Getting Buy-In Form the Troops

Tracking Performance

Performance Measurement in the Future



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety