Ontario Leading Indicators Project (OLIP) benchmarks and scorecard

The Ontario Leading Indicators Project (OLIP) was a study conducted by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) from 2011-2014 in partnership with Ontario’s health and safety associations (HSAs) to develop leading indicators of occupational health and safety (OHS) performance. The aim was to identify organizational and management measures that can be used by workplaces and system partners to improve health and safety performance before injuries and illnesses occur.

Researchers developed the OLIP questionnaire with input from OHS practitioners and workplace parties. You can learn more about the measures used as leading indicators here.

To test the measures, HSAs recruited approximately 2000 Ontario organizations to take the questionnaire from 2011 to 2013. The organizations were from 10 different sectors, all firm sizes and across all regions of Ontario.

Complete the OLIP questionnaire

The OLIP questionnaire is now available to any interested organization. It takes about 20 minutes. Complete it now to see how your organization scores against the measures: www.iwh.on.ca/olipsurvey.

Interpret your OLIP scores

Once you complete the OLIP questionnaire online, you get direct results. Use the OLIP scorecard to interpret your scores and assess your performance.

Compare your results to OLIP benchmarks

Approximately 2000 organizations from 10 sectors completed the OLIP questionnaire. Thier data forms the OLIP benchmarks.  Compare your organization’s results with others in your sector using the links below.  If your organization does not fit into one of the sectors below, compare your results with all Ontario participants in the study.

All Ontario organizations
Manufacturing subsectors
Service subsectors
Agriculture subsector and pulp & paper sector
Health care, education and municipal sectors
Construction, transportation and electrical & utilities sectors

How were the OLIP benchmarks formed?

Participants in the OLIP study were from a known population (firms registered with the WSIB), so we were able to weight the data by organizational size and region to make the benchmarks representative of ALL organizations in the sector in Ontario. 

Since not all firms were equally likely to participate in OLIP we used propensity scores to further make the benchmarks representative of ALL organizations in the sector. The propensity scores equation was developed by IWH and is unique to OLIP benchmarking results.

HSA partners on this project were Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA), Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) and Workplace Safety North (WSN).