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Leading Safety Indicators: New Strategies For Tracking And Improving Safety Performance

Webinar: ID# 1023465
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
Tracking performance is critical to continual improvement and success. 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, especially with respect to benchmarking with similar industries, they only provide an “after the fact” reactive view of your safety program performance.

A better practice is to incorporate leading indicators—which identify, track, measure, and correct the factors that have a strong correlation with potential accidents—into your overall safety metrics strategy.

The goal is to use this information, and the personnel resources, to identify accident casual factors and correct them before an accident happens. This strategy is also an excellent opportunity to increase your overall employee participation in your safety program.

Join us to identify the strengths and weaknesses of leading and lagging indicators as the critical first step in developing a comprehensive EHS performance measurement process. Safety attorney Barry Spurlock will reveal how to achieve ongoing success using leading safety indicators as a cornerstone.

Learning Objectives:
  • Effectively use leading measures and metrics in conjunction with trailing (lagging) indicators
  • Select EHS measures that drive high performance safety management success for your company or at specific facilities
  • Develop metrics based on risk and reduction
  • Distinguish key performance indicators (KPIs) and key results indicators (KRIs) as they pertain to safety performance
  • Create the right balance in your safety performance measurement between leading and lagging measures
  • Incorporate benchmarking considerations in your EHS measurement systems
  • Use audit results as a key measure of safety performance improvement
  • Track key EHS metrics—and why those EHS measures could have the greatest impact on your company’s safety and health program!
  • Use measures to motivate, drive performance, and foster continuous improvement
  • Objectively maximize the use of leading safety measures
  • Embrace the qualitative value of EHS measures—and why safety professionals must resist pressures to avoid them
  • Effectively—and successfully—communicate EHS performance factors with CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and the board of directors to increase leadership buy-in and supervisory accountability
About Your Presenter:

Barry S. Spurlock, Esq., CSP
Assistant Professor/Attorney
Eastern Kentucky University/Spurlock Law, PLLC

Barry Spurlock is an assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate classes on safety management, safety performance measurement, workers’ compensation, safety-related legal classes, and courses on hazard recognition and control. He is also the managing member and attorney for Spurlock Law, PLLC. Prior to his present position in academia, Mr. Spurlock was a full-time attorney where he represented employers in a variety of employment matters involving OSHA, FMLA, ADA, harassment and discrimination.

Mr. Spurlock’s current law practice also includes counseling and training employers on compliance and proactively avoiding litigation and citations. He is a board certified safety professional, and before practicing law he worked for over 16 years as an occupational safety and risk management professional in the food, steel and workers’ compensation insurance industries. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member for Indiana University since 2002, where he has developed curricula and taught numerous undergraduate courses in occupational safety management.
Leading Safety Indicators: New Strategies For Tracking And Improving Safety Performance
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