What Get’s Measured, Get’s Managed
If your workplace is not tracking safety action items, you are missing a real opportunity to show progress, build culture, create a safer work environment, and manage your safety systems. As Peter Drucker is quoted as saying,
What get’s measured, get’s managed.
You don’t need to go out and pay hundreds of dollars per year, per user, or any variation thereof. Excel (or even Google Sheets) can be an effective method of tracking open safety action items and ensuring that those items move towards the ultimate goal of completion.
OHShub.com Free Template – Safety Action Item Tracking Log
OHShub has generated a quick excel safety action item tracking log that you can use within your facility. Modify it as you need to fit your work environment (add departments, person who identified, etc.).
The tracking log template includes conditional formatting, which highlights action items that are coming due (within 30 days) in ORANGE, and overdue items in RED. Completed items are GREEN. Additionally, the spreadsheet can be filtered by status, date, person responsible, priority, or any combination thereof.