Safety KPIs List

Safety KPIs are metrics that track and measure the health and safety manager, officer, and team’s ability to ensure that the organization’s health and safety plan is successfully implemented and objectives are met over time.

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Safety Officer Objectives

Safety officer objectives or KPIs are designed to track and measure the key safety officer job efficiencies, including reducing health and safety incidents, conducting regular safety inspections and observations, and reducing workplace hazards. The higher these metrics, the greater the safety officer’s ability to meet their core job requirements.

  • Improve (reduce) incidents – The pressure on companies to improve their health and safety metrics is increasing, including the need to reduce the number of incidents that occur over time. This KPI tracks and measures the safety officer’s ability to Improve or reduce the number of incidents over time.
  • Improve inspections – Regular safety inspections are designed to ensure that the organization meets the minimum health and safety requirements. This KPI tracks and measures the safety officer’s ability to conduct regular safety inspections. The higher this metric, the greater the extent to which the safety officer can conduct regular safety inspections.

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  • Improve observations – Safety observations are the counts of the number of safe and unsafe actions observed in a work area over time. This KPI tracks and measures the extent to which the safety officer records the number of safety observations over time: The higher this metric, the safer the work environment.
  • Improve safety suggestions – The safety suggestions KPI tracks and measures the number of recommendations made by the safety officer over time to improve the workplace’s health and safety conditions. The higher this metric, the greater the safety officer’s ability to make measurable safety-related suggestions.
  • Improve (reduce) hazards – Safety hazards are unsafe working conditions that can cause injury, illness, and even death. This KPI tracks and measures the extent to which the safety officer reduces the number of hazards in the workplace. The higher this metric, the greater the safety officer’s ability to improve unsafe working conditions.
  • Plan and implement OHS policies and programs – OHS policies and procedures are health and safety rules and regulations that have been written down. This KPI tracks and measures the safety officer’s ability to plan and implement these OHS policies and procedures. The higher this metric, the greater the safety offer’s ability to enforce these policies.
  • Advise and lead employees on various safety-related topics – This KPI tracks and measures the extent to which the safety officer is able to advise and lead employees on various safety-related topics. The higher this metric, the greater the safety officer’s ability to advise and guide employees on various safety-related issues.

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Safety Manager Objectives

Safety manager objectives or KPIs are designed to track and measure core safety manager role efficiencies, including improving safety audits and inspections, reducing workplace hazards, and working with HR to implement a new employee onboarding campaign. The higher these metrics, the greater the safety manager’s successes.

  • Improve safety audits and inspections – Safety audits and inspections are designed to ensure that the workplace meets the minimum health and safety requirements. This KPI tracks and measures the extent to which the safety manager is able to conduct regular safety audits and inspections over time.
  • Improve corrective actions – Heath and safety corrective actions are behaviors that are implemented to improve health and safety in the workplace. This KPI measures the safety manager’s ability to enhance the number of corrective actions made over time. The higher this metric, the greater the safety manager’s successes and the safer the workplace.

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  • Improve employee training – Training company employees on the latest health and safety best practices is a vital part of the safety manager’s role. This KPI tracks and measures the extent to which the safety manager is able to implement successful employee training sessions.
  • Improve safety work orders – A safety work order is a particular work order for the maintenance department that takes preference over other work orders. This KPI measures the extent to which the safety manager can create safety work orders that are precise and correct, ensuring that the maintenance team completes the work order correctly.
  • Prepare educational seminars and webinars on a regular basis – Preparing educational seminars and webinars regularly is a critical component of the safety manager’s role. This KPI tracks and measures the safety manager’s ability to organize regular educational workshops and webinars. The higher this metric, the greater the safety manager’s ability to prepare educational seminars and webinars.
  • Review existing policies and procedures – The review of existing health and safety policies and procedures is integral to the safety manager’s role. This KPI tracks and measures the extent to which the safety manager is able to review existing health and safety policies are procedures.
  • Work with HR to set up a new employee on boarding process for safety – This KPI tracks and measures the safety manager’s ability to work with HR to set up a new employee on boarding process for safety. The higher this metric, the greater the extent to which the safety manager can work with HR to implement a new safety department employee onboarding process.

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Safety Team Objectives

The safety team objectives or KPIs are designed to track and measure the extent to which the safety team is able to meet its core job requirements, including adhering to all health and safety rules and regulations, conducting risk assessments, testing facilities for environmental hazards, and enforcing preventative measures.

  • Adhere to all the rules and regulations – Adhering to all the health and safety rules and regulations is vital for successfully implementing a robust health and safety plan. This KPI tracks and measures the extent to which the health and safety team is able to adhere to the health and safety rules and regulations.
  • Conduct risk assessment – Conducting regular risk assessments is imperative to the successful implementation of an organization-wide health and safety plan. This KPI tracks and measures the safety team’s ability to conduct regular risk assessments. The higher this metric, the greater the team’s ability to organize and carry out regular risk assessments.

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  • Enforce preventative measures – Enforcing preventative health and safety measures is a vital part of the safety team’s role. This KPI tracks and measures the extent to which the safety team is able to enforce preventative health and safety measures. The higher this metric, the greater the team’s ability to implement these preventable measures.
  • Identify process bottlenecks and offer timely solutions – Identifying process bottlenecks and the ability to offer timely solutions are integral to the safety team’s role. This KPI tracks and measures the safety team’s ability to identify process bottlenecks as well as the extent to which the team can offer timely solutions.
  • Check if all the employees are acting in adherence to rules and regulations – This KPI tracks and measures the extent to which the safety team is able to check if all the employees are acting in adherence to rules and regulations. The higher this metric, the greater the safety team’s ability to check if all the employees work according to rules and regulations.
  • Oversee workplace repair, installations, and any other work that could harm employees’ safety – This KPI tracks and measures the safety team’s ability to oversee workplace repair, installations, and any other work that could harm employees’ safety. The higher this metric, the greater the extent to which the safety team can oversee improvements to the workplace.
  • Test facilities for environmental hazards – Environmental hazards are dangerous to employee health and safety in the workplace. This KPI tracks and measures the extent to which the safety team is able to test facilities for environmental hazards. The higher this metric, the greater the safety team’s ability to test for environmental risks in the workplace.

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These safety KPIs are an integral part of ensuring that the safety officer, team, and manager meet their critical organizational efficiencies. The successful implementation of the health and safety strategy plays a vital role in ensuring that the workplace meets minimum health and safety standards. As a result, measuring these objectives is key to organizational success. They focus on tracking metrics grouped in three result areas: safety, team, and manager.

It is necessary to track and measure these KPIs over time because they offer insight into the organization’s health and safety team’s efficiencies and where improvements are needed. Metrics like reducing the number of incidents over time, improving inspections, planning and implementing OHS policies and programs, and enforcing preventative measures are integral to ensuring a healthy and safe workplace for all employees throughout the organization.

Implementing safety KPIs for the safety team, officer, and manager drives the need to ensure consistency over time. High-performing metrics are valued, translating into an effective health and safety strategy and the application by the safety team. Conversely, low-performing metrics must be revisited as they indicate poor performance and detract from operational and organizational success metrics.

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