Webcast: Safety Performance Reconsidered: Metrics, Indicators, KPIs, and More

Occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals have been tackling the subject of how to best measure performance for many years. Recently, though, there has been an uptick in the discussion about leading vs lagging indicators and their proper role in the process.

OSH professionals are trying to determine how they can create indicators that effectively measure their organization’s performance and are concluding that it isn’t as simple as lagging versus leading – they both have a role to play. The important goal is learning to appreciate the value of both types of indicators and how to develop ones that are meaningful to their organization.

This webcast explores the role of indicators in performance measurement and provides critical information to help participants better understand how to use indicators to create a process that integrates safety performance with business goals and operations.

During this webcast, we'll discuss:

  • The inherent characteristics of performance indicators, both leading and lagging
  • How safety indicators are connected to safety performance management
  • How safety indicators are connected with an organization’s overall performance management
  • Creating effective leading and lagging indicators that are applicable to their organization and integrated into business process and operations
Webcast: Safety Performance Reconsidered: Metrics, Indicators, KPIs, and More

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Recorded November 2020

About the presenters

Pam Walaski, Senior Program Director, Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc

Pam Walaski has been a dedicated occupational safety and health professional for more than 25 years. She is currently a Senior Program Director with Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. and teaches in the Safety Sciences Department of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Pam is a Professional Member of ASSP and is currently serving a 3-year term as a Director At Large. She also holds the Certified Safety Professional Designation and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Pam is a regular instructor for the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) at its annual Safety FOCUS immersive education event as well as its annual Professional Development Conference including its 3-day Risk Assessment and Implementing ISO 45001 programs. She has been a general session and workshop presenter at multiple national conferences including those presented by ASSP, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the National Safety Council. She regularly presents live sessions and Webcasts at other safety-related events, State Safety Conferences (Alaska, Indiana, Ohio, and Oregon), OSH related organizations (Gensuite, Velocity EHS, BLR) and company safety meetings (MSA Safety, Dominion Contractor’s Safety Summit, FirstEnergy Safety Peer Group Meeting). She provides private 1-day workshops on Risk Assessment, Creating and Sustaining a Risk Assessment Team, Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Design and Implementation, and other similar topics.

In the past six months as the pandemic has changed the nature of training from predominantly live in-person to almost completely virtual, Ms. Walaski has learned how to effectively transition her delivery style to meet the different needs of a virtual audience, both live virtual and recorded. Her recent recorded presentations for ASSP Safety 2020:Virtual and for Groundbreak 2020 have been well received.

Jeff Dalto, Senior Learning & Customer Advocacy Manager, Vector Solutions| Convergence Training

Jeff Dalto is an instructional designer and workplace learning and performance improvement specialist with 20+ years of professional experience. He’s worked closely with more than 50 companies in the manufacturing and industrial industries as they’ve implemented online training, including elearning courses and learning management systems. Additionally, Jeff helped to write the ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 standard for online EHS training, is currently on the committee revising the Z490.1 standard for all EHS training, and is completing a Masters degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning. Please follow him at the Convergence Training blog and connect with him on LinkedIn.