Companies are investing substantial resources in safety processes and programs, but significant performance challenges remain, especially with regards to serious injuries and fatalities. There appears to be a growing sense that traditional approaches to safety may actually be impeding progress.

In 2018, ERM undertook our first global safety survey to explore these themes, assess if there is a deeper shift in perceptions on safety, and bring fresh insight into the implications of these developments for organizational leaders and their safety functions.

Between January and July 2018, we interviewed 144 senior safety leaders. All were key decision makers, and most brought a global perspective from their roles and their organizations. The survey confirmed our initial observations, but also provided some insights that were surprising.

Read more about ERM's findings from the survey, along with potential actions and considerations on safety.