Business Measurements for Safety Performance by Daniel Patrick O'Brien

By Daniel Patrick O'Brien

Such a lot companies contemplate a large number of things to guage the functionality of every company zone. In trendy company tradition, one singular quantity - OSHA recordable - usually measures security. this is often equivalent to using down the road utilizing your rear view replicate to steer.
Business Measurements for safeguard functionality presents an easy, potent, and acceptable approach to measuring safeguard functionality. simply as different sectors examine apparatus harm, misplaced product, worker turnover, consumer pride, and a number of different components, so may still defense functionality. it could and will be measured utilizing an analogous standards as all different company sectors.
Safety functionality can impact a company's base line. The problem: do we quantifiably degree security functionality within the similar means we degree construction functionality, revenues functionality, or the other company zone. enterprise Measurements for security functionality offers the instruments you would like for safeguard size to compete with different enterprise sectors for corporation money, information, and dedication from management.


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These corrective actions are typically “knee-jerk” responses by management. 14 represents in graphical form this knee-jerk response typically caused by limiting safety-performance measurement to results-oriented and reactive measurements. This graph indicates increased management concern and activity when the frequency of injuries and illnesses increases. Once the system is “back in control,” management typically decreases its effort, monetary outlay, and time commitment. This management surge and withdrawal is mirrored throughout the organization.

9 We must be more aggressive in our management of day-to-day behaviors and activities. In fact, we must become experts at encouraging and promoting safe behavior. At the same time there are nonmeasurable functions that we must consider as well. Quoting from Geller again: Dr. Deming (1991, 1992) explained there are many things we should do for continuous improvement without attempting to measure their impact. We shouldn’t do these things only to influence performance indicators, but because they are the right things to do for people.

Many of the more labor-intensive jobs are now performed by contract labor through the company’s general contractor. 9 and has suffered one fatality at the plant. 6 million. The company’s safety staff has been cut back to one person to cover six production sites. The safety person also handles human resources and environmental responsibilities at all six sites. No written safety policy exists. Company management has issued a “Commitment to Safety” statement highlighting how seriously they view accidents.

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