Leading and lagging safety performance metrics can be used together to drive and monitor safety improvement. Examples of leading metrics can include safety activity completion, employee engagement, and culture surveys. Typical lagging safety metrics include injury totals and rates. Part I of this blog series, “Using Leading Safety Performance Activities to Improve Safety” provided recommendations on establishing a leading safety activity program. Part II, this blog, focuses on creating a scoring metric for the completion of leading safety activities. A leading safety activity score (or completion percentage) can be calculated to track completion of the activities throughout the year. This score can be incorporated in a scoring system (safety scorecard) to set goals and track progress.
Safety performance can be improved through the use of leading safety performance activities and safety scorecards to track and measure progress. This blog series is presented in two sections with the first covering the use of leading safety performance activities and the second covering options to score and track completion of activities through the use of a scorecard.