IWH Organizational Performance Metric (IWH-OPM)

Start a conversation about workplace health and safety using the IWH-OPM.

The Institute for Work & Health Organizational Performance Metric (IWH-OPM) is an evidenced-based, eight-item questionnaire used to help organizations assess and improve their health and safety performance. IWH-OPM scores indicate where improvements might be made to health and safety policies and practices in order to prevent injuries or illnesses from occurring. 

The IWH-OPM was developed by the Institute for Work & Health in collaboration with health and safety professionals in Ontario. Ontario workplaces across a wide range of sectors and sizes participated in a two-part study to test the validity of the IWH-OPM. The study results showed that IWH-OPM scores were correlated with both past and future OHS performance; i.e. workplaces that scored high on the IWH-OPM had lower injury claims rates in the three years both before and after completing the questionnaire, whereas those that scored low on the IWH-OPM had higher injury claims rates.

Author: Institute for Work & Health
Published: 2016