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Safety and Health Metrics (Z16.1)


To improve safety and health performance, organizations should use metrics that go beyond incident rates and other failure metrics. The Z16 standard promotes the use of leading metrics and metrics related to success and business impact.

What Is the Z16.1 Standard

This Z16.1 standard defines requirements and expectations for organizations to establish effective measurement systems that assess safety and health performance, reduce risks, identify gaps in safety and health management systems, and drive needed improvements. It applies to all organizations and provides flexibility based on their size, type of management system and level of organizational risk.

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z16Why Use the Z16.1 Standard

The Z16.1 standard provides the means to track and demonstrate the impact that safety and health efforts have on the organization’s business. It utilizes a balanced approach to understand and assess safety and health efforts using leading, lagging, and impact metrics.

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