Using Leading Indicators to Predict Safety Performance


Dr. Vince Marchesani is a guest contributor and a member of the Intelex Community. 

Leading indicators have been used for years to predict the future. Meteorologists use barometric pressure to predict the weather, politicians use polls to inform their campaign strategies and doctors use elevated body temperature as an indicator of patient health. Therefore, the use of leading indicators to predict future safety performance is a logical next step in successfully improving safety measurement, management and most importantly performance.  The impact of using leading safety indicators to predict injuries is similar in magnitude to the impact experienced in safety with the introduction of behavioral safety.

Leading indicators are accidents or events that almost happened. They are the measurement of actions, activities or incidents that do not result in injuries. While the use of safety leading indicators continues to gain momentum, for the most part people are not certain what … Read more...

Intelex Community | This Week: GHS

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional CommunityFind out what’s new about the GHS Hazard Communication Standard and OSHA in this week’s update on the Intelex Community!

  • New GHS Hazard Communication Standard: Roll-out Issues
  • Subcontractor Opportunity for EHS Management Information System Implementation Partners
  • Leading Indicators to Predict Safety Performance Webinar
  • OSHA discussion group