Team-Based Accountability’s Connection to Leading Indicators: Using Effective Metrics to Drive Employee Participation and Accident Prevention

Tracking performance is critical to continual improvement and success but, in the area of safety, many organizations have struggled to identify measurements that have a strong correlation to successful safety performance.  Are you making the mistake of relying exclusively on lagging indicators, such as incident rates, lost or restricted workdays, or workers’ compensation costs? Although these can be useful and valuable indicators, companies that succeed at having a strong safety culture also incorporate leading indicators—which identify, track, measure, and correct the factors that have a strong correlation with potential accidents—into the overall safety metrics strategy. You’ll learn how to:

  • Select leading metrics that drive high performance safety management success for your company or at specific facilities
  • Distinguish key performance indicators (KPIs) and key results indicators (KRIs) as they pertain to safety performance
  • Use measures to motivate, drive performance, and foster continuous improvement
  • Effectively—and successfully—communicate EHS performance factors to everyone—from the C-suite down—to increase buy-in and overall accountability