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Measure Comprehensively; Act Purposefully

  • To know where you're going, first you need to know where you are. The Journey to Safety Excellence offers three safety measurement tools to help you measure baselines, set realistic goals and monitor your progress. The tools span from measurement of outcomes to measurement of more upstream cultural and system factors. All of your data is kept confidential.

    NSC Safety System Assessment

    Every industry comes with its own set of risks, but this assessment measures several safety program areas where you should exert more control. Even organizations with top safety programs do regular assessments to avoid the trap of complacency.

    Uses: Help improve your safety management systems at a single location. Diagnose areas of strength and pinpoint what needs improvement.

    How it Works: The person most responsible for safety answers 69 questions. Results are compared against the NSC database of nearly 500 companies, indicating in a green/yellow/red format your percentile scoring against the database. Upon reassessment, see the improvements and what still needs attention.

    What You'll Need: About 30 minutes to complete this assessment.


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    NSC Employee Safety Perception Survey

    The ultimate goal of a safety program is to keep workers free from harm. But the impact is far greater when your workers truly feel you care about their safety and well-being. Show your workers how much you value their input with this tool.

    Uses: Provides a quick snapshot of your safety culture from the perspective of your workers, highlighting areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.

    How it Works: An administrator organizes and disseminates the survey either online or on paper, monitors completion rates and runs the final report. Employees' responses are benchmarked against the NSC database. Upon reassessment, see where safety efforts have made an impact in employee perceptions.

    What You'll Need: Employees indicate their level of agreement with a variety of safety and work-related statements that take less than 10 minutes to complete.


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    NSC Incident Rate Calculator

    While prevention is always the best approach, monitoring your incident data can point to existing problems in need of immediate correction and help you get to the root cause of incidents. Plus, it's always helpful to know how you compare to your industry and your own previous injury experience.

    Uses: Computes incident rates based on OSHA 300 log information at a location level, spots hidden trends that warn of problems, allows for monthly comparisons at a location level and benchmarks performance against BLS industry statistics.

    How it Works: Enter information into the calculator to generate graphs of your data. Comparison benchmarks use the NAICS code entered and data from the most recently published BLS industry statistics.

    What You'll Need:

    • NAICS code for location (see for help)
    • Year and Month of data being reported
    • Total recordable cases (TRC) for each month
    • Days away from work cases (DAFW) for each month
    • Number of hours worked for each month



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When you use the Journey tools, you authorize NSC to aggregate and use your de-identified data. By aggregating de-identified data, we can all learn more to help us move forward in our Journey to Safety Excellence. NSC will use the aggregated de-identified data to prepare and share our findings through a variety of methods, including statistical analyses, reports and summaries of usage. NSC does not acquire any rights to your identifiable data, including intellectual property rights.

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“The tools available through the Journey absolutely enhance all that we are already doing around safety. It supports us in our effort to continuously improve the way that we do things and never sit back and accept things as they are.”

– Michele M., Senior Vice President of Safety, National Express Corporation


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