Future development areas for safety performance measurement

Aki Jääskeläinen, Sari Tappura

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

7 Downloads (Pure)


Several studies have shown that safety management and culture are linked to safety performance, but the role of safety performance measurement is unclear. At best, performance measurement is an important management tool. However, the use of performance information in safety management is often inefficient. There is a need for an overview of the development areas that are essential in achieving the safety benefits of performance measurement. This study aims to identify the status of safety performance measurement in industrial companies, proposing future research and development areas for safety performance measurement. The study was conducted as a multiple case study involving seven companies from different industries. The results show that the participating industrial companies’ safety performance measurement status was developed. Future development efforts should highlight the supportive practices and structures of performance measurement, essentially leadership and management. This study structures future development areas for safety performance measurement and supports organizations in better utilizing measurement information in their safety work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety Management and Human Factors
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of 13th AHFE International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, New York, USA, July 24-28, 2022
EditorsPedro Arezes, Anne Garcia
PublisherAHFE International
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-958651-40-7
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
Event International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics - New York, United States
Duration: 24 Jul 202228 Jul 2022
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameAHFE International
ISSN (Electronic)2771-0718


Conference International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
Abbreviated titleAHFE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
Internet address

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1


Dive into the research topics of 'Future development areas for safety performance measurement'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this