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Document ID (ISN)112059
CIS number 11-0634
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Reiman T., Pietikńinen E.
Title Leading indicators of system safety - Monitoring and driving the organizational safety potential
Bibliographic information 2011, 8p. Illus. 36 ref.
Internet access Leading_indicators.pdf [in English]
Abstract An indicator can be considered any quantitative or qualitative measure that seeks to produce information on an issue of interest. Safety indicators can play a key role in providing information on organizational performance, motivating people to work on safety and increasing organizational potential for safety. This article discusses the challenges of monitoring and driving system safety. It presents a theoretical framework for utilising safety performance indicators in safety-critical organizations that incorporate outcome, monitor and drive indicators. Examples are provided for each type of indicator and the application of the framework in organizational safety management is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; safety engineering; major hazards; plant safety and health organization
Descriptors (secondary) human factors; safety consciousness; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Safety culture and safety consciousness
Risk evaluation