Ontario Leading Indicators Project (OLIP)

Ontario workplaces are helping develop health and safety leading indicators for the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses.     

The Ontario Leading Indicators Project (OLIP) is being conducted by the Institute for Work & Health in partnership with health and safety associations (HSAs) in Ontario. These include Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), Workplace Safety North (WSN), Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) and Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA).

The project’s aim is to identify organizational and management measures that help predict workplace injuries and illnesses, allowing workplaces and system partners to gauge health and safety performance before injuries and illnesses occur. (See our Issue Briefing on the challenges of developing leading indicators.)

In the first phases of the project Ontario organizations were randomly selected by IWH to participate. Organizations completed a 20-minute online survey, which asks about workplace health and safety policies and procedures. In return, organizations received an individual benchmarking report.

In 2014 IWH opened up the survey to all organizations.

Now everyone has the opportunity to help build the first benchmarking knowledge base in the history of occupational health and safety research in Ontario. Participants complete a 20-minute survey and get their results directly.

Learn more about taking the survey and benchmarking your results or take the survey now and learn more later.

My firm participated in the study. When will the results be ready?

Organizations that completed the survey in phase I (prior to August 28, 2012) have received benchmarking reports.

Organizations completing surveys in phase II (after August 2012), will receive a benchmarking report in the spring of 2014.

Get more information about the OLIP survey and the benchmarking reports.

For more information about OLIP contact the project's manager, Colette Severin at cseverin@iwh.on.ca or 416.927.2027, ext. 2126.