In 2016, there were 2.9 million non-fatal workplace accidents worldwide. Yet there is no standardized method to measure and benchmark these accidents so safety can be improved. There is no simple global benchmarking system to measure safety worldwide.
Other industries have such a tool. JD Power, for example, measures automobile safety. No such safety benchmarking exists to analyze the people factor across industries. While progress has been made in reducing less serious injuries, the number of serious injury/fatality events has plateaued. Medical mistakes kill the equivalent of three jumbo jets full of people per day in our hospitals. GSI will tackle this serious problem with the Global Safety Index.
Global Safety Institute will benchmark safety across member companies worldwide and assist those companies in implementing the best practices to reduce accidents and foster safe behaviors.
The “human factor” in safety is clearly the most important. Companies spend millions on inspections, regulations, manuals, and procedures. Yet, there is no global benchmark for measuring the human factor in safety. GSI was established to measure the human element in safety and create a benchmarking system to share best practices.
The Global Safety Institute has been launched to 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.
We often measure what is easy to measure but may not be that important, because often times the things that are important are hard to measure. The Tyranny of Metrics, J. Muller