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283 - Safety Metrics 101 - A ProAct Safety Workshop

April 1st, 2013

What is the best measure of safety performance? Is it the traditional recordable rate, severity rate, cost of accidents, near-miss numbers, physical audit scores, behavioral observations, percent safe, or perception surveys? The best answer may be "All of the above."

Achieving safety excellence has taught us that most safety executives are not getting the results they want because they are not measuring what they want. Moreover, it is easy to forget that sometimes an imprecise measurement of the right thing is better than a precise measurement of the wrong thing.

This enlightening workshop explores the misconceptions that currently hinder the best and brightest safety leaders from achieving and sustaining measurable safety excellence. Gain insight into a better-practices approach to safety measurements currently being utilized by many of the best in safety.

Learning Objectives: • Learn how to measure what is important in safety • Move from lagging to leading indicators • Evolve from leading to transformative indicators • Learn how the current measurements demotivate discretional performance • Learn how to use transformational measurements to motivate performance • Learn how to measure and manage performance, rather than results • Principles of effective measurement systems • A conceptual overview of a Balanced Scorecard for Safety Metrics

For more information contact ProAct Safety at 936.273.8700 or info (at)

For more detailed strategies to achieve and sustain excellence in performance and culture, pick up a copy of our book, STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence, available through WILEY (publisher), Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Shawn M. Galloway ProAct Safety

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