Recent discussions in the OSH community about leading vs lagging indicators have been lively. Many OSH pros are thoughtfully considering how they can create indicators that effectively measure their organization's performance and are learning to appreciate that it doesn't mean throwing out lagging indicators altogether or that all leading indicators are created equal. In addition, while many OSH professionals say they appreciate the value of leading indicators, they confess to not really knowing what they or how to create ones that are meaningful to their organization. Finally, there are very limited research studies that show indicators as a measure of OSH performance are valid. Should we start over?
This presentation will explore the role of indicators in performance measurement, especially as it relates to an effective occupational safety and health management system, and help attendees better understand how to put the pieces back together in a way that helps make valuable contributions to their organizations.
Join us to learn:
- How to be able to describe the current status with regard to indicators in OSH performance measurement.
- How to understand the current problems with the use of both lagging and leading indicators.
- To distinguish between effective performance indicators, both leading and lagging.
- Explain how to integrate indicators in an organization’s overall performance
- Be able to develop effective leading and lagging indicators that are applicable to their organization.