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Subject: Forward-looking Performance Indicators for safety organizations
Category: Science > Instruments and Methods
Asked by: karmstrong-ga
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Posted: 23 Nov 2006 14:55 PST
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Question ID: 785133
First of all, I apologize for the multi-part question.  I would have
broken it up but this one will be easier to answer as a group.

Are there any forest industry safety organizations that have developed
forward looking performance indicators to predict outcomes in cultural
change or practices?

If no, have any secondary organizations developed indicators for the
forest industry that could be used within a forest safety context?

Is there any research or have any studies been done on forward looking
performance indicators that we could use as a foundation to develop
our own in house?
Subject: Re: Forward-looking Performance Indicators for safety organizations
Answered By: umiat-ga on 25 Nov 2006 17:51 PST
Hello, karmstrong-ga!

 I am hoping that a combination of details found in the following
references will be helpful. After you read over these resources,
perhaps additional clarification will help me to further pinpoint some
additional information to help you.


The BC Forestry Safety Council is working toward establishing safety
performance indicators, but the plan is still in the works and nothing
has been compiled yet.

"Forest safety is becoming a high priority for the forest industry and
the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) in British Columbia. Today the
creation of the new BC Forest Safety Council (the Council) was
announced simultaneously in Prince George and Nanaimo. The Council's
mandate is to work within the forest industry to eliminate fatalities
and serious injuries and create an environment of working safely and
encouraging improved health and safety programs, performance, and

The Council's key beliefs are that:

* All forest fatalities and injuries are preventable;
* The safety of workers is an over-riding priority; and
* Safety excellence is key to the long-term success of the industry.

Bringing together the entire forest sector under one organization, the
Council will be developing programs and initiatives in four critical

* Promoting Cultural Change to ensure that safety is treated as an over-riding 
  priority and a shared responsibility throughout the sector.
* Promoting a Safety Conscious Legal Regime in which the laws, regulations and 
  compliance programs encourage and support safety.
* Developing a Competent and Confident Workforce where workers are trained and 
  certified and encouraged to work safely.
* Encourage Qualified Companies where safety programs are encouraged and 



"Forest compliance strategy." WorkdsafeBC

"WorkSafeBC announces results of pilot phase of provincial forest
compliance strategy."  June 2, 2006


Look over the BC Forest Safety Council Website

EXAMPLES from other Safety Initiatives

Here are some examples that might be helpful if you want to take some
ideas and implement them for your own industry use:

"Performance Measurement for Workplace Safety." Wayne Pardy, CRSP.
September 13, 1999.

(If you prefer Powerpoint, click on the download link from this page:  


Executive. December 2001

Toward Safety in the Forest Industry

The following reports do not highlight actual future performance
indicators, but they do include analysis of safety conditions that
must be addressed in the forestry industry, as well as sample
questionnaires and respondent's results. I am hoping you might be able
to glean some ideas from these reports!

BRITISH COLUMBIA?S FORESTS." Final Report of the Forest Safety Task
Force, January 2004


"Health and Safety Compliance and Performance: A Baseline Assessment
of Attitudes and Behaviours in the Silviculture Industry." Prepared
for the Forest Industry Safety Association. December 2004 


Health and Safety in the Tree Planting Industry


 I don't imagine the following report is applicable at all, except
that it includes "Performance Targets and Results at a Glance" for
Worksafe BC, which also helps to regulate safety in the Forestry
industry. It might be interesting to scroll down to that section and
take a look.


 I hope these references help! Please don't hesitate to ask for
clarification if I can point in another direction to in an attempt to
narrow my search.



safety in the forestry industry AND performance indicators
"performance indicators" safety 
worksafe BC forest industry performance
implementing safety among forestry workers
forward-looking performance indicators AND safety OR forestry
BC Forest Safety council
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