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Using Leading Indicators to Improve Safety and Health Outcomes

Region 2 VPP Sites:

As a follow-up for the 16 JUL 2019 email chain below:

Leading indicators can play a vital role in preventing worker fatalities, injuries, and illnesses and strengthening other safety and health outcomes in the workplace. Leading indicators are proactive and preventive measures that can shed light about the effectiveness of safety and health activities and reveal potential problems in a safety and health program.

Leading indicators can improve organizational performance in a variety of ways. Employers may find that leading indicators can:

Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.

Reduce costs associated with incidents.

Improve productivity and overall organizational performance.

Optimize safety and health performance.

Raise worker participation.

For more information about leading indicators, please use the link below to download the OSHA document titled Using Leading Indicators to Improve Safety and Health Outcomes:

Thank you for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program.


Original email (July 16th):

CCPS Guide for Selecting Leading and Lagging Metrics

Region 2 VPP Sites:

In 2006, the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Technical Steering Committee authorized the creation of a project committee to develop a Guideline book for the development and use of Leading and Lagging Process Safety Metrics. The outcome of the 2006 CCPS effort was published in December 2007. Many companies and organizations used the definitions established in 2007. In 2011, following the release of API RP 754, the CCPS updated its 2007 report to align the CCPS report with API RP 754. In April 2016, API released the second edition of API RP 754 that included clarification of previous definitions, addition of new definitions, incorporation of optional severity weighting guidance, and revising the Tier 1 and Tier 2 thresholds. Since the ultimate goal of the 2006 CCPS project was to develop and promote the use of common metrics across the industry and around the world, CCPS is once again updating this guide to align with API RP 754 so as to continue its support of common industry performance metrics. You can download the 22 APR 2019 document using the link below:

Utilizing industry-wide process safety metrics facilitates benchmarking and can be used to drive continuous improvement in performance.

Thank you for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program.


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