Below are the results from 159 agriculture workplaces that have completed the OPM questionnaire.
|OPM Items||Average Score (0-4)|
|1. Formal safety audits at regular intervals are a normal part of our business.||1.89|
|2. Everyone at this organization values ongoing safety improvement in this organization.||3.40|
|3. This organization considers safety at least as important as production and quality in the way work is done.||3.58|
|4. Workers and supervisors have the information they need to work safely.||3.57|
|5. Employees are always involved in decisions affecting their health and safety.||3.57|
|6. Those in charge of safety have the authority to make the changes they have identified as necessary.||3.62|
|7. Those who act safely receive positive recognition.||3.35|
|8. Everyone has the tools and/or equipment they need to complete their work safely.||3.66|
|Total Average Score||3.33|
Interpret your score
IWH-OPM final score is equal to or greater than 3: You are performing well overall. Continue to strive for occupational health and safety (OHS) excellence. Consider the IWH-OPM follow-up questions to help you improve on any of the items.
IWH-OPM final score is equal to or greater than 2 but less than 3: Specific health and safety practices in your organization may need some improvement. Consider if the lower-scored items should be a focus area for your company, and use the IWH-OPM follow-up questions to help you review your practices and policies. Consider contacting a health and safety association or another source of OHS expertise for information about how to improve.
OPM final score is less than 2: Your work in health and safety likely needs attention and improvement. It is recommended that you contact a health and safety association or another source of OHS expertise for further assistance. Use the IWH-OPM follow-up questions to help you review your practices and policies to start making improvements.
Ask follow-up questions to further identify areas for improvement
Follow-up questions are available to help you identify further areas for improvement related to a low score on any of the eight IWH-OPM items: www.iwh.on.ca/iwh-opm
Ontario prevention system partners
- Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA): www.ihsa.ca
- Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW): www.ohcow.on.ca
- Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA): www.pshsa.ca
- Workplace Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) www.whsc.on.ca
- Workplace Safety North (WSN): www.workplacesafetynorth.ca
- Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS): www.wsps.ca
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