Expedited Health and Safety
Self-Assessment: A Strategic Planning Tool
By Bill Heim
What do most OHS Programs have?
What do they need?
The Self-assessment Process
General Self-assessment Question Structure
Question: How well is this aspect addressed?
0 - No significant action, status not evaluated
1 - Evidence of minimal action; just starting to implement;
a few aspects addressed
2 - Most aspects addressed
3 - All aspects addressed including communications and
4 - Systematic approach insures best in class performance,
fully integrated with business operations, broad
Score _____ Target_______ Action Item notes:_____________
Assessment Topics Covered
management commitment, leadership, and communication
responsibility definition and accountability
job hazard analysis
tracking legal requirements
performance targeting and measurement
personal protective equipment
chemical information systems
occupational medical needs
injury and illness performance
Keys to Successful Implementation
What can self-assessment provide?
Thanks to the people of Honeywell where this process was developed and piloted and to Tony Bishop of PA Consulting who first suggested the idea.