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Evaluation and Control

Program Metrics

 Key Performance Indicators include;

 

Lead indicators

  • % of individuals screened prior to commencement of employment
  • % of target population participating in preventative programmes
  • Number of education programmes per day/week on site
  • Number of hazards identified (sprains and strains)
  • Number of controls implemented

Lag indicators

  • % TRIFR reduction in sprains and strain injuries (from baseline)
  • Duration of absence from work of individuals due to injury (Days lost / injury).
  • Cost of rehabilitation per individual injury.

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