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CISC Submits Comments on the Use of Leading Safety Indicators in Construction

In May OSHA announced its plans to develop a Leading Indicators Resource and requested feedback from employers on the leading indicators they currently use and their effectiveness in managing the safety and health management system of their businesses. Employers typically use lagging indicators such as Days Away, Restricted or Transferred rate and Total Case Incident Rate to measure their compliance with OSHA standards and regulations. Unlike lagging indicators, however, leading indicators are proactive, preventive and predictive measures that provide information about the effective performance of safety and health-related activities. Examples of leading indicators include daily or weekly safety toolbox talks, hazard identification and analysis programs, substance abuse prevention programs, regular safety program performance reviews and more.


As a member of the CISC, AWCI signed on to comments that were submitted on July 17. Click here to read the comment letter.