It’s easy for a company to say it values safety. They can provide the numbers we’ve discussed in previous posts, such as EMRs and incident rates, or record the number of safety meetings they conduct in a given year. But how can owners and general contractors, looking to hire a subcontractor, tell if the safety program has traction within a company?
In a recent post, we discussed some of the numbers contained within a subcontractor’s prequalification packet, and the snapshot they can provide of the success or failure of their safety program. We also hinted that these figures, called lagging indicators, don’t tell the whole story.