Identify Gaps in Your Safety Game


Closing out the fourth quarter, now is the time to take a macro look at the data compiled over the last year and use the findings to build out a roadmap for the new year. Naturally, this leads many organizations to turn a more critical eye toward safety and finding areas of improvement to address. Whether it’s increases in on-site injuries, seeing an opportunity to decrease insurance premiums, or looking at ways to improve efficiency, there are a number of ways filling gaps in your safety culture can improve a business.

Defining — or updating — safety goals for the new year points an organization in the right direction from the start, but for most, figuring out how to take the first step — and second, and third — can be difficult. Fortunately, there are professionals available to help navigate the journey toward a stronger safety culture, with resources and insights to realize organizational safety goals.

Finding Where to Start

The details are in the data. Every step in a process, every employee action, and every project finished provides a tapestry of data points that define what works, and what doesn’t in a company’s safety program. Compiling and sorting through the number of metrics available to any organization quickly becomes overwhelming and a variety of conclusions can be drawn from the same set of statistics. Knowing which KPIs are more telling than others and how best to delineate and group the metrics is best tackled by those whose entire focus is on building safety success.

With Optimum, the goal is to make safety data accessible, approachable, and actionable. The P3 Safety Culture Analysis™ compiles the unique safety metrics for an organization, gathered through personalized visits, and provides a comprehensive, holistic safety culture analysis — called The Safety Snapshot — in one easy-to-understand graphic. With the data broken down over 30 KPIs, Optimum partners with businesses to develop an action plan that works for them, to achieve goals that are the most impactful to organizational success.

An Objective Second Opinion

Most of us have had moments where we turn to the internet to help diagnosis an unknown ailment, thinking that since we know ourselves, we’ll obviously be able to get to the root of the problem with the right web search and online MD combination. Yet, inevitably, the diagnosis from a doctor ends up being more accurate and manageable.

Even with access to all of the resources and a full breakdown of the data, taking an objective look from the outside in is not easy for any organization. Which is why it’s important to bring on experienced professionals for a critical, observational third-party perspective. With an unbiased, top-down view, Optimum is able to introduce clarity around why certain safety metrics are performing at their current rates, as well as direction for which efforts will provide immediate and long-term results, creating a more positive safety culture. Rather than guessing at solutions or working through trial and error methods, Optimum uses their P3 Safety Culture Analysis™ in a clinical approach to address the core issues that an organization needs to improve upon.

Shoring up safety gaps and securing the foundation for a stronger, optimized safety program does not need to be a solo task. Bringing in a fresh set of eyes for a new perspective, as well as a team with the experience to both evaluate and explain the multitude of safety data points available, will ultimately make the task easier, more fruitful, and more precise. Understand the opportunities for safety improvement, define which data points are most valuable to safety success, and follow an action plan tailor-made for your organization by teaming up with Optimum Safety Management.

Optimum Safety Management provides the information and services to help companies develop safety leaders and improve overall safety performance. For more information on how Optimum Safety Management can assist with your businesses’ safety needs, contact an expert today, or reach out via phone at 630-759-9908