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Safety Metrics: Tools and Techniques for Measuring Safety Performance, 2nd Edition

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Author: Christopher Janicak
 

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Government Institutes, 2009
ISBN 978-0-60590-260-9

This practical guide and popular reference helps you evaluate the efficiency of your company's current safety and health processes and make fact-based decisions that continually improve overall performance. Newly updated, this edition now also shows you how to incorporate safety management system components into your safety performance program and provides you with additional techniques for analyzing safety performance data. To help you develop an effective safety metrics program, the author includes both an overview of safety metrics, data collection, and analysis and a set of detailed procedures for collecting data, analyzing it, and presenting it.

A comprehensive collection of tools and techniques are discussed, including:

  • run charts and control charts,
  • trending and forecasting,
  • benchmarking,
  • insurance rating systems,
  • performance indices,
  • the Baldrige Model
  • Six Sigma.

Additional techniques and tools discussed in this book include descriptive and inferential statistics, cause and effect analyses, measures of variability, and probability. Safety metric program development, implementation, and evaluation techniques are presented as well.

In addition, exercises and questions in each chapter allow you to practice and review what you've learned. All answers are provided in an appendix.

Written for safety professionals with limited exposure to statistics and safety-performance-measurement strategies, Safety Metrics shows you how to assess trends, inconsistencies, data, safety climates, and training in your workplace so you can identify areas that need corrective actions before an accident or injury occurs.

Christopher A. Janicak, Ph.D., CSP, ARM is a Professor of Safety and Graduate Program Coordinator at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Department of Safety Sciences. Dr. Janicak has over 23 years of professional experience in safety as a loss control consultant, safety manager, and university professor. He has presented at many national and international conferences, published books and more than 30 articles in the area of occupational safety and workplace fatalities.

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