Print This Page

Text Description of Performance Measurement Framework

  • Issued: December 16, 2013
  • Content last reviewed: December 2013

The occupational health and safety performance measurement framework will be used to monitor and track progress of the OHS system, prepare annual reports on the strategy and drive evidence-based decision making.

At the core of the framework is the occupational health and safety system. The performance measure for the occupational health and safety system is the number of occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities.

Surrounding the occupational health and safety system are six strategic priories:

  • assist the most vulnerable workers
  • support improvements in small business
  • address the highest hazards that result in occupational health and safety injury, illness, or fatality
  • integrate service delivery and system-wide planning
  • build collaborative partnerships between occupational health and safety service delivery partners
  • promote a culture of health and safety

Each priority has two to three corresponding performance measures. The performance measures by priority area are as follows:

PriorityPerformance measures
Assist the most vulnerable workers
  1. Number of targeted OHS system interactions to support vulnerable workers
  2. Number of occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities among vulnerable workers
  3. Number of new vulnerability identifiers captured by the OHS system
Support occupational health and safety improvements in small business
  1. Number of small businesses engaged
  2. Number of occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in small businesses
Address the highest hazards that result in occupational health and safety injury, illness or fatalities
  1. Number of OHS system interventions targeting the conditions of work with the highest rates of injuries, illnesses & fatalities
  2. Number of occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities associated with the conditions of work with the highest rates of injury, disease, and death
Integrate service delivery and system-wide planning
  1. Proportion of health and safety initiatives planned and delivered in an integrated manner
  2. Budget allocated towards cross-sector priorities (e.g. supporting vulnerable workers, small businesses etc.)
Build collaborative partnerships between occupational health and safety service delivery partners
  1. Number of collaborative partnerships
  2. Number of collaborative partnerships designed to reach new audiences
Promote a culture of health and safety
  1. Proportion of workers and employers who understand their rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  2. Number of requests for information made to OHS service delivery providers

ISBN 978-1-4606-3282-6 (HTML)
ISBN 978-1-4606-3281-9 (PRINT)