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Identification of Leading Objective Indicators of Safety in Shipping

Fälth, Jessica LU and Ljungqvist, Mikaela LU (2013) In LUTVDG/TVBB VBR920 20131
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract
This study investigated the possibilities of identifying leading objective indicators of safety
across shipping organisations. Leading objective indicators of safety are safety culture related
metrics that are statistically correlated with safety performance data which enables a more
proactive approach to safety management. The conclusion was that no indicators could be
identified, at least not across a wide range of different shipping companies from different sectors
due to major differences in safety monitoring and perception of terms and expressions related to
safety. It was therefore concluded that there is a need for a more common understanding of
terms and expressions used within the shipping sector. It is also... (More)
This study investigated the possibilities of identifying leading objective indicators of safety
across shipping organisations. Leading objective indicators of safety are safety culture related
metrics that are statistically correlated with safety performance data which enables a more
proactive approach to safety management. The conclusion was that no indicators could be
identified, at least not across a wide range of different shipping companies from different sectors
due to major differences in safety monitoring and perception of terms and expressions related to
safety. It was therefore concluded that there is a need for a more common understanding of
terms and expressions used within the shipping sector. It is also concluded that a well-functioning reporting system is essential for enabling an effective safety monitoring. We believe
that leading objective indicators can be a useful supplementary tool in safety management if it is
further developed and used within one organisation. (Less)
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author
Fälth, Jessica LU and Ljungqvist, Mikaela LU
supervisor
organization
course
VBR920 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Leading indicators, safety management, shipping, safety culture, metrics, safety performance, incident reporting, near miss, objectivity, the ISM code, concepts, expressions
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB
report number
5426
ISSN
1402-3504
language
English
id
4157529
date added to LUP
2013-11-25 10:39:27
date last changed
2014-03-10 10:40:46
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  abstract     = {This study investigated the possibilities of identifying leading objective indicators of safety 
across shipping organisations. Leading objective indicators of safety are safety culture related 
metrics that are statistically correlated with safety performance data which enables a more 
proactive approach to safety management. The conclusion was that no indicators could be 
identified, at least not across a wide range of different shipping companies from different sectors 
due to major differences in safety monitoring and perception of terms and expressions related to 
safety. It was therefore concluded that there is a need for a more common understanding of 
terms and expressions used within the shipping sector. It is also concluded that a well-functioning reporting system is essential for enabling an effective safety monitoring. We believe 
that leading objective indicators can be a useful supplementary tool in safety management if it is 
further developed and used within one organisation.},
  author       = {Fälth, Jessica and Ljungqvist, Mikaela},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {Leading indicators,safety management,shipping,safety culture,metrics,safety performance,incident reporting,near miss,objectivity,the ISM code,concepts,expressions},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB},
  title        = {Identification of Leading Objective Indicators of Safety in Shipping},
  year         = {2013},
}