The problem with macro measures
OSHA requires firms to implement these measures.
Setting a goal to reduce injury rates from 3.0 to 2.0, or even from zero to zero.
Need for other measures
Because these measures do not really discriminate between poor and good performers.
Relevance of macros
To determine the effectiveness of our safety and health efforts. Is the system better today than yesterday?
To provide cost-benefit analyses of the safety program to top management.
The role of the first-line supervisor is to carry out some agreed-upon tasks to an acceptable level of performance.
Give positive strokes
Dr. Dan Petersen, CSP, P.E., has a BS in industrial engineering, an MS in industrial psychology, and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and management. Dan’s latest book, “Measurement of Safety Performance,” has recently been published by the American Society of Safety Engineers. For more info, visit www.asse.org.