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EHS Metrics
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In environment, health, and safety (EHS), a metric is the measurable performance of an EHS activity or program within an organization. This topic discusses types of EHS metrics, measurement methods, and other issues relating to determining the efficacy and business value of EHS initiatives.

Metrics can drive performance toward more efficient use of resources, improved compliance, profitability, and the general health and well-being of an organization and its workers. For example, an injury and illness tracking report can be used as a metric for employee productivity. To be used in making business decisions, a metric must be consistent, comparable, credible, and relevant to the people using it.

The best-run EHS operations employ an approach to decision-making based on data and facts. Decisions related to the allocation of resources, technology purchases, training, employee performance, and outsourcing or internalizing EHS functions can all be based on data compiled through the use of appropriate metrics.

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