14 Proactive Leading Indicators for Occupational Safety, Health and Wellbeing, 2/10, 2021

Uppdaterat: 3 juni 2021

Pete Kines, senior researcher at The Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment, presented the international development of and the concepts behind 14 proactive leading indicators for safety, health and wellbeing in the workplace, and how they can be used and measured. The webinar also provided some interactive parts with the participants using online polling tools.

Pete visited SÄKU in Malmö back in the spring of 2019 to talk about his research on Zero Accident Vision (ZAV) and the Vision Zero initiative, introduced and developed by the International Social Security Association (ISSA). SÄKU members can watch the recording and the presentation on the SÄKU Member's Page.

During 2019-2020 Pete and his fellow researchers have been busy with a project funded by ISSA about key performance indicators (KPIs), in which SÄKU members were also asked to provide input and evaluate drafts of the fact sheets. The project was finished in the fall of 2020 and provides a set of 14 fact sheets relating to Vision Zero proactive leading indicators to measure and manage safety, health and wellbeing at work, regardless of industrial sector or company size.

The “output result” from the suggested 14 proactive leading indicators can be presented both qualitatively and quantitatively, depending on company size, and be relevant for both KPIs, and national and international benchmarking.

As the project is connected with ISSA’s Vision Zero initiative, the idea is that the indicators are linked to the Vision Zero-strategy and its 7 Golden Rules (see picture below):

  1. Take leadership – demonstrate commitment

  2. Identify hazards – control risks

  3. Define targets – develop programmes

  4. Ensure a safe and healthy system –be well-organized

  5. Ensure safety and health in machines, equipment and workplaces

  6. Improve qualifications – develop competence

  7. Invest in people – motivate by participation

The report, delivered to ISSA and the Visio Zero initiative as suggested reading, can be found and read HERE.

The research group also wrote an academic article on the subject in the Safety Science journal (Vol. 130, Oct 2020), which can be found and read HERE. For a PDF of the article, click HERE.



Pete's presentation can be downloaded HERE.

Result from the Mentimeter polls

The participants got to do some polling based on the indicators that Pete presented, to give just one example on how they can be used.

The result can be seen as a pdf HERE and as an Excel file HERE.


A recording of the webinar can be seen on SÄKUPlay (Youtube) below.