Health and Safety Indicators Project - Survey

Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 10:00
Media release


The Safety Institute of Australia Ltd has joined with the University of Sydney on a major research project to develop a set of guidelines for internal and external reporting on OHS performance. These guidelines would identify key leading and lagging OHS performance indicators and provide clear protocols for their measurement, application and interpretation.  

This project is being sponsored by Safe Work Australia and the SIA, and is supported by the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

This research is commencing with a survey of what is currently being used and what is useful not only for people working in OHS, but also what accountants find useful.

I would like to invite you to participate in this survey which commences on 23 May until 30 June 2011. The results will be used with existing published information on indicators to form the guidelines. Once the guidelines are developed they will be trialled throughout industry.

I would encourage you to participate, as the greater the involvement by our industry will help to develop a stronger set of guidelines. We all know the differing interpretation and definition of indicators that is applied across industry that makes benchmarking difficult and confounds quantitative evaluation of the progress of OHS in a business. This research seeks to overcome this problem.

For further information please view the Participant Information Statement by clicking here.  

You can access the survey by clicking here or by contacting the project team at .