How are you measuring safety today?
Just as important: How do you account for all the proactive activities you’re doing to support safety? And what’s the best place to start if you want your data to actually help you improve your safety culture?
One thing is increasingly clear: the metrics and data you use really is the key to success when it comes to improving your safety culture.
Here are 10 safety metrics you should be tracking to help you reach your organization’s goals:
1. Total savings costs
Mastering your safety culture begins with data. You must understand where you’re at today to reach your goals for tomorrow. Stay in the know with how much you save by addressing safety hazards early.
2. Number of safety trainings
Do you have the up-to-date data on how many safety trainings have happened in the last month? This is helpful for a number of reasons, including added accountability.
3. JSAs completed
It’s so important to be able to see and how safety drivers shape your culture. You also want to be able to see how they connect to your other metrics.
4. Corrective actions
Data is most effective when it can help you prevent future incidents or accidents. iReportSource’s dashboard does just that, telling you the current trends you need to know about to prevent incidents in the future.
5. Types of near misses
Incidents and near misses may be a lagging indicator, but they are important to track. What’s even better is seeing the types of near misses so you can create baseline(s) and spot meaningful trends in your data.
6. Cost avoided
A failure of many safety scorecards? It’s the inability to show ROI or the big picture, but that’s a critical component any safety leader needs the tools to be able to show effectively.
You’re well aware of all the direct costs that come with any safety miss-step. There’s also the indirect costs and damage done to your brand, reputation—not to mention staff trust and morale. When it’s possible, try to track and capture costs avoided. For example, that might include downtime per day, distractions avoided, and/or insurance premium increases you’ve missed, if you are able to capture that.
Your TCIR is your number of work-related injuries per 100 full-time workers during a one year period. Since it’s a metric used by OSHA and it is reported to them, it’s ideal to be able to measure and monitor your TCIR over time.
DART, or days away from work, days of restricted work activity, and/or days of jobs transfer, is also another key safety metric to be aware of. After all, high DART scores can lead to an OSHA inspection.
In looking at your data in a more sophisticated way, you still want to start simple by tracking the number of lost time injuries that have occurred. Once again, just as important as tracking that one metric is being able to see how other actions and proactive steps connects to this metric.
10. OSHA Recordable Types
From top leaders to on-site managers, you want people to know what specific areas are causing the most safety issues. The data can take the guesswork out of it and make it clear to everyone. When your recordable types are visible and up-to-date, more steps can be taken to improve…and then track…safety in those areas.
Improving Safety with Predictive Analytics
An effective dashboard gives you insight into financial savings and opportunities, leading and lagging indicators connected to safety, learnings and growth opportunities, and more. Predictive analytics allows you take this one step further, helping you to be as proactive as possible in minimizing and reducing safety incidents.
Learn More about iReportSource’s Analytics Dashboard
We know you’re busy, so let us do the heavy lifting. Our analytics dashboard will show you everything from ROI, cost savings, the number of safety trainings completed and much more, all with the click of a button. Are you ready to take back the 4+ hours a week you spend preparing these reports?
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