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same goes for occupational safety. Unfortunately, for many years,
employers have used lagging indicators as their safety strategy. With
a lagging indicator, employers collect data after accidents or injuries
occur and prescribe reactive safety measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Why wait to see whether your program is effective? Shouldn’t the
preventative maintenance philosophy for auto repair apply to job safety
as well? Many companies are adopting that preventative philosophy
and are using leading indicators as a base to prevent future incidents.
Leading indicators and