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Crucial Elements of Best-in-Class Safety

Jan. 16, 2014
Find out how your company measures up when it comes to safety.

Best-in-class manufacturers realize that combining employee behavior, procedures and technology enables them to go far beyond simple compliance to deliver improved productivity and dramatically lower injury rates, according to Steve Ludwig, safety programs manager for Rockwell Automation. 

To help measure safety performance, executives use four key performance indicators to measure safety performance:

  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Repeat accident rate
  • Injury frequency rate
  • Unscheduled asset downtime

In a survey by Aberdeen group,  best-in-class manufacturers, defined as the top 20% of aggregate performance scorers, achieve 5% to 7% higher OEE, 2% to 4% less unscheduled downtime and less than half the injury rate of average performers. companies also experienced far fewer workplace accidents compared to average performers – 1 in 2,000 employees versus 1 in 111 employees.

For more read, “Safety Maturity: Three Crucial Elements of Best-in-Class Safety” on sister site EHS Today.