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Safety Leaders Define Key Metrics for the Future

One hundred safety leaders from around North America gathered in San Francisco, CA last month to attend the third annual DBO2 User Summit, and to define how industry will look at and measure safety in the future.

One hundred safety leaders from around North America gathered in San Francisco, CA last month to attend the third annual DBO 2 User Summit, and to define how industry will look at and measure safety in the future. While the group identified over one hundred potential future trends, three rose to the top as focus areas:

1) Tomorrow's safety metrics are likely to be seamlessly integrated with quality and productivity metrics, thereby presenting a more complete view of risk, production and performance.

2) Companies will rely less on lagging metrics like accidents or injuries and instead focus almost exclusively on upstream leading indicators to prevent incidents before they occur.
   
3) New metrics will emerge to more effectively measure systems, processes, attitudes, and culture. For example, current metrics such as perception surveys will become more dynamic, and will become integrated into daily activities.

The annual DBO 2 User Summit brings together the community of DBO 2 customers for three days of strategic planning, advanced training and skill development, and sharing of best practices. Safety leaders from Zurich, Turner Construction, Xcel Energy, Black & Veatch, Peabody Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and other forward-thinking companies participated in this year's event.

The summit also honored eight industry leaders, each of which had accumulated one million worksite indicators used to proactively reduce unsafe conditions and behaviors in the workplace. The majority of these customers reached this significant safety milestone in the past year, using DBO 2 SafetyNet. DBO 2 SafetyNet helps companies to identify, monitor and measure the leading indicators in their safety systems in order to focus resources and reduce loss in the workplace.

The 2009 DBO 2 User Summit will continue to expand upon and develop the discussion on key metrics for the changing landscape of safety, while recognizing the safety milestones of industry leaders committed to eliminating worksite risk.

Source: DBO² Inc