How “Leading Indicators” are Used in Safety Management

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Leading indicators measure the events leading up to injuries and fatalities, and also provide information about the current state of an organization's safety management system. Specifically, leading indicators are designed to give advanced warning of potential problems so that preventive actions can be taken.

WSI recognizes the importance of leading indicators and have included their use in the Safety Management Program (SMP) that is available to most North Dakota employers. The SMP is just one of several programs that can drive down workers’ compensation costs, and prevent injuries from even happening in the first place.  If your business is  interested in learning more about leading indicators, please contact a WSI Safety Consultant in your area.

Also check out this excellent resource from OSHA about understanding and using leading indicators in your safety management programs. 

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