Accession Number:

AD0739009

Title:

A Measure of Safety Program Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Safety program effectiveness is usually measured by techniques such as frequency and severity rates, control charts and learning curves. None of these techniques, however, can account for the magnitude and duration of the effect created by a change in the safety program. Management therefore must wait until accidents occur before there can be a comparison to determine the effect a change has made in the safety program. The paper adapts the double average comparison technique to the measurement of safety program effectiveness in order to circumvent these shortcomings. An example is given showing how this technique is applied.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE