The Global Safety Institute will promote the emerging discipline of Enterprise Safety Engagement overlooked in OSHA (Occupational Health & Safety Administration) and ISO standards until recently.
GSI will bring to market a complete range of solutions, including the Global Safety Institute Index, to help organizations benchmark their levels of Enterprise Engagement Safety and practices.
- Funding for Research – The Institute will work to secure funding for top quality research into safety best practices from Universities.
- Working with Stakeholders – Advance the cause of safety with major investment firms & union pension funds to ensure sustainability, transparency, and accountability.
- Industry Education – Provide support for ISO 45001 and help accelerate its adoption.
- Consumer Education – 49% of Americans would rather pay double for a product than buy from a brand that is harmful to society (Source: USA Today). The consumer has no easy way to see the sustainability score of major brands & products. We intend to fix this.
We often measure what is easy to measure but which may not be that important, because often times the things that are important are hard to measure.” – The Tyranny of Metrics, J. Muller
The Global Safety Index (GSI) gives organizations a tool to record, measure, benchmark and track their health and safety performance across critical performance indicators. Growing and tracking your organization’s safety culture drives direct engagement and real-time feedback.
GSI’s online dashboard allows organizations to benchmark their health and safety performance across major lead and lag indicators both internally as well as globally. Six key performance indicators of safety performance form the basis of the Global Safety Index Safety Outcomes benchmark:
- Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR)
- Medically Treated Injury Frequency Rate
- Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate
- Safety Observations
- Near Misses
- Training Hours
A robust online dashboard allows organizations to benchmark their performance across these indicators both internally (against business area, demographic, job function and more) and globally (against industry sector, geographic region, organization and more). The dashboard is available online anytime, anywhere from any web-enabled device.
Measuring and benchmarking Safety Outcomes provides data to support your organization’s safety strategies and action plans. This results in safety initiatives being better understood, more readily accepted and effectively executed.
WHAT IS THE SAFETY CULTURE INDEX?
The Safety Culture Index (SCI) is a multi-category survey designed to categorize individual perceptions, beliefs, experiences and behaviors concerning safety within an organization. Survey information is then assessed against internal and external safety culture norms. The SCI is an adaptation of the Loughborough University Safety Climate Assessment which was developed in conjunction with the O shore Safety Division of the Health Safety Executive, UK.
WHY MEASURE SAFETY CULTURE?
Over 82% of managers rate “Culture” as the number one barrier to achieving improved safety performance.
What is not known by many business leaders is which elements of culture they should focus on to address key safety challenges. Once we agree on what the issues are, we then need to be clear about where to start. The GSI Safety Culture Index helps organisation’s objectively assess strengths and weaknesses from a cultural perspective. This allows organisations to prioritise and target resources. To increase e ciency and return on investment the GSI Safety Culture Index benchmarks an organisations cultural status against high performance cultures to determine the culture gap.
WHAT IS SAFETY CULTURE?
Safety culture can be viewed as a subset of the overall culture of the organisation. Often described as shared values or beliefs, which characterise safety within the organisation. It has been defined as:
‘the product of individual and group values, attitudes and beliefs, competencies and patterns of behaviour that determine the commitment to, and the style and pro ciency of, an organisation’s health and safety management’.
This definition relates safety culture to personal (and work group) attitudes, thoughts and behaviours. These reflect the style of the work organisation, including its approach to safety management. Safety culture thus has two dominant, and interrelated, components:
1. The framework determined by organisational policy, procedures and management actions (what the organisation is); and
2. The collective individual and work group responses (their values, beliefs and behaviours).
SAFETY LEADERSHIP INDEX
Measure safety leadership capabilities by profiling individual leader’s behaviors and attitudes:
- Leading by Example
- Setting Clear Expectations
- Involving Others
- Demonstrating Care and Commitment
- Providing Feedback
- Alignment and Awareness
- Skills and Capability
The Safety Leadership Index provides personal insights to leaders so they can improve their leadership capability. It also allows organizations to benchmark their leadership capability profile and track improvements over time. The Safety Leadership Index prioritises resource allocation towards delivering the targeted leadership skills and capabilities improvements required to drive a better safety performance.