Leading Safety Indicators: Proactively Monitoring Safety Performance
Date of Award
Environmental Policy & Mgmt
Master of Applied Science
Environmental Policy And Management
Industrial hygiene; Industrial safety; leading performance indicators; management system; occupational health and safety; Work environment -- Safety measures; workplace safety
Traditional measures or indicators of workplace safety performance reflect unrecognized hazards, unsafe conditions, reckless behavior, and other safety program shortcomings only after a worker is injured or falls ill. In contrast to traditional or lagging indicators, leading indicators can predict poor safety performance to ensure that safety program failings are addressed before an occupational injury or illness actually occurs. This Capstone Project identified a variety of proactive safety management practices, policies, and activities shown to have a positive impact on workplace safety as leading safety indicators. The end result is a comprehensive framework of leading safety indicators that employers can use to proactively gauge safety program performance and address unrecognized hazards, unsafe conditions, reckless behavior, and other safety program deficiencies.
Nordine, Lawrence, "Leading Safety Indicators: Proactively Monitoring Safety Performance" (2007). Environmental Policy Management. 222.