The role of safety culture in safety performance measurement

By Arezes, P.M.; S\'ergio Miguel, A.

Measuring Business Excellence

2003

Abstract

The emergence of implementation and certi cation of structured management systems, such as the occupational health and safety management system, implies that companies should be able to measure the results and achievements from such implementation. This paper focuses on the description and comparison of the traditional indicators of health and safety performance and the use of different safety performance indicators, such as the companies’ safety culture. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the safety measurement performance process and analyze what is the potential role of safety culture in this process.

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