More than ever, reporting is an important way to measure the results of your safety efforts and ensure a healthy work environment.
One easy way to report on your company’s safety and compliance performance is by using dashboards. Dashboards are a collection of visual reports that display your data in real-time.
Using data stored in your EHS software system, dashboards show important information about safety incidents and issues to help identify trends and guide decision-making. Not only that, but they provide full visibility into your company’s operations which is key for management confidence.
The reporting possibilities are endless, but we wanted to share a few of the Perillon dashboards that can help support workplace safety during COVID-19 and beyond.
1. Most Common Injury/Illness Natures
Based on your injury and illness data, this report can help you analyze the most common types of injuries and illnesses. Knowing which injuries and illnesses are most likely to occur enables you to put measures in place to prevent them.
You can see in the example below that COVID-19 has been added in order to track and report illnesses caused by the virus. This provides a clearer picture of how the infection is impacting employees.
2. Incident by Root Cause
Along the same lines, it’s helpful to understand which root causes are contributing most to the overall number of incidents. Are more incidents occurring as a result of COVID-19? Is inadequate staffing or lack of training fueling injuries?
Using data from your incident investigations, this report will help your team to identify the underlying causes of incidents and eliminate them to prevent the issue from recurring.
In the example below, you can see that COVID has been added as a root cause option, allowing you to track how that root cause is affecting the overall number of incidents.
3. Findings as a Result of Safety Inspections
Routine safety inspections are an important way to reduce hazards and make sure safety procedures are being followed. This report displays the average number of findings per assessment. You can also see the total number of findings for all assessments, as well as the number of unresolved findings.
4. Inspection Findings by Question
This report allows you to dig further into inspection findings by question. You can see which questions had the most findings in order to know where you should be focusing your attention. For example, a common question on inspections is: “Are all employees wearing the required PPE?” This is particularly important during COVID-19. You could even add specific questions about mask-wearing or social distancing to track these efforts.
5. Total Tasks
Dashboards are a useful way to keep track of your team’s workload. This report gives you a snapshot of the total number of tasks (report deadlines, audits, sampling events, corrective actions, and so on).
Open tasks are the tasks that still need to be completed. If your team has too many open tasks, you might need to take a closer look at how you’re spending your time and see if you can shift some resources or redistribute the workload to make things more manageable.
6. Tasks Completed on Time
Avoiding delays and missed deadlines is absolutely critical to ensuring safety and compliance. Overlooking a reporting date or having a backlog of corrective actions can have serious consequences. Measure how well your team is meeting the timelines you’ve established. This report shows the percentage of completed tasks that were done on time.
7. Tasks by Task Drivers
Gain an understanding of where your team is spending their time. Do the majority of your tasks come from incidents, permits, behavior-based safety, quality, operations, sustainability, regulatory compliance, or voluntary standards? This report is a quick way to classify where your tasks are coming from. You can update or modify these categories as you go — for example, adding COVID as a task driver.
Powerful alone, better together
Each individual report we’ve highlighted above provides a window of insight into your company’s safety and compliance performance. However, you’ll get the most out of your dashboards when you use them together.
During the current pandemic, for example, using multiple reports in conjunction with their hierarchy and location will help you to identify high-risk areas (such as production lines).
With Perillon, you can easily add or reorder reports to build custom dashboard views and get answers to your most pressing questions. You can also drill down on specific metrics in order to find the level of detail you require. To see our dashboards in action, check out this short video or request a demo.