SLC 2017: Six Leading Indicators to World-Class Safety [Photo Gallery]

Nov. 30, 2017
Companies with the lowest rates of recordable injuries had six leading indicators in their safety programs.

Values vary person-to-person, but the vast majority of society still holds certain characteristics, morals and actions in common.

One such value all of society shares is the act of putting clothes on and how a person is dressed. People don't think about whether or not they should put a shirt on when they wake up in the morning. They inherently know society values clothing and don't give it a second thought. This is how safety should be treated, said Steve Wiltshire, safety director at Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

"Safety needs to be a value, not a priority," he said.

Wiltshire told attendees in the Construction Track at EHS Today's Safety Leadership Conference in Atlanta about why lagging indicators are a thing of the past. Safety professionals and leaders should be focused on leading indicators to reduce their TRIR and DART rates.

The top-performing companies in ABC, rated using the organization's Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) benchmarking tool, all shared the same six commonalities in their safety programs. Click through the slideshow to view them and learn how much injury rates were used with successful implementation of those six initiatives.

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