Learnings from Safety Professionals: Issues Involved in the Gathering of Leading Indicators

 In December, 2016, our EHSQ Community had several Leading Indicator Mastermind sessions with Dr Vince Marchesani and Tamara Parris to discuss the use of leading indicators in our community members industrial workplaces.

During our sessions we learned of the 56 participants, currently 34 members are collecting leading indicators as part of their safety data gathering efforts. Interestingly most people, 26 members, are using manual methods to collect their data. When asked, who do you share the data with the majority, 28 members, reported they share it at safety meetings with their whole team. Which we found surprising because in past conversations consultants often elude that this data is shared with the Executives who establish the policies and budget that guide safety programs.

During the two sessions we noticed four reoccurring conversational themes:

  • identifying strong leading indicators to monitor
  • collecting quality data
  • creating a “No Blame” work environment
  • value of incentive
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Intelex Community | This Week: Accountability

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional Community

We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional discussions. This week Community Member Alan Quilley shares a post to encourage our community to look at accountability in safety programs and Making Safety Easy Through Human Engagement:

  • Accountability: Making Safety Easy Through Human Engagement;

  • Workplace Fairness and Psychological Safety: How they Impact Safety Culture. Members Blaine Donais and Ann Morgan discuss Workplace Fairness and its Impact on Safety Culture and more;

  • Is That My Employee? Multi-Employer, Joint-Employer, Independent Contractors and Temp Workers. Our Member Eric Conn‘s Webinar on Legal Accountability; and

  • Small Entity Size Standards Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act – Rule

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Intelex Community | This Week: Assessments

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional Community

We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional  discussions. This week Community Member Jason Dea shares a post to encourage our community to look at using Materiality Assessments for EHS sustainability reporting efforts.

  • Materiality Assessments in 4 Simple Steps

  • How Workplace Fairness and Psychological Safety Impacts Safety Culture

    Webinar

  • NEW June Update Post in ISO 45001 Group

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System: – Proposed

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Intelex Community | This Week: Training

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional CommunityWe invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional discussions.

This week Community Member Alan Quilley shares a post to encourage our community to look at Safety Training for Executive Leaders.

  • Safety Training For the Corporate Executive

  • How Workplace Fairness and Psychological Safety Impacts Safety Culture

    Webinar

  •  EHS Pedia – Encyclopedia of Environment Discussion Group

  • Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Approvals and Promulgations: – Rule

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Intelex Community | This Week: Leadership

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional CommunityWe invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional discussions. This week Community Member Andrew Sharman shares a post to encourage our community to look at the key traits and behaviours of a Safety Leader.

  • The Savvy Safety Leaders Guide to Spotting a Wrong ‘Un

  • Get the Record Straight: OSHA’s Proposed Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rules Webinar

  • Leading and Transformational Indicators in EHS&Q Discussion Group

  • National Highway-Rail Crossing Inventory Reporting Requirements – Rule

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Intelex Community | This Week: Quality

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional CommunityFind out what’s new; we are talking about best practices in Quality Control,

Integrating Workplace Health and Safety for Business Results and Leading Indicators in our discussion group this week’s update on the Intelex Community!

  • AS9100 Quality Control Standard, Revision A (PDF)

  • Integrating Workplace Health and Safety for Business Results

  • Mergers and Transfers Between Multiemployer Plans – Proposed

  • Leading and Transformational Indicators in EHS&Q
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Intelex Community | This Week: OSHA

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional CommunityFind out what’s new; we are talking about best practices in Environmental Management, Hazardous Materials Table, OSHA Rules and in our OSHA discussion group this week’s update on the Intelex Community!

  • Best Environmental Management Practice for the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Sector
  • Hazardous Materials Table, Special Provisions, Hazardous Materials Communications, Emergency Response Information, Training Requirements, and Security Plans – Rule

  • Get the Record Straight: OSHA’s Proposed Injury and Illness Record-keeping Rules
  •  OHSA discussion group
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Intelex Community | This Week: Safety

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional CommunityFind out what’s new; we are talking about best practices for using leading indicators, Safety Performance and Fall Protection in this week’s update on the Intelex Community!

  • Best Practices for Using Leading Indicators in Safety
  • White House Strongly Backs TSCA Reform Legislation
  • Leading Indicators to Predict Safety Performance Webinar
  • Fall Protection discussion group
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Using Leading Indicators to Predict Safety Performance

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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
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