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), formerly known as the 5000 Firms Study, 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.
Ontario firms were randomly selected by IWH to participate. Firms completed a 20-minute online survey, which asked about workplace health and safety policies and procedures. In return, firms will receive an individual benchmarking report.
My firm participated in the project. When will the results be ready?
The data from surveys received prior to August 28, 2012, is currently being analyzed to determine the measures that are related to injury and illness rates. Individual benchmarking reports are expected to be sent to participating firms in the summer of 2013.
My firm was not part of the random selection. Can we still participate?
Yes. IWH has 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.
To participate in the project, contact the project's manager, Colette Severin at email@example.com or 416.927.2027, ext. 2126.