July 2000

Management/Environment/Safety

Ways to measure your HSE program

Discover how to benefit from leading indicators that help to reduce accidents and injuries

Ritwik, U., Kuwait National Petroleum Co.

Injury and illness rates, as a measure of success or failure of a safety program, are based on faulty premises. Such failure-measurement doctrine is counterproductive and should be replaced with proactive parameters. "Leading metrics" is the new buzzword in safety management circles. Leading indicators are more scientific and provide opportunities for corrective actions before accidents and/or illnesses occur. Discover how managers, engineers and workers can benefit from this new emerging technique with tools that are more focused and easily understandable. Managers often ask, "How much safety is required?" or "Is our health, safety and environment (HSE) program doing good?" Many also ask,

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