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
Performance Measurement in the Future