The IWH-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 benchmarks show organizations how they compare to similar organizations on IWH-OPM scores.
The benchmarks come from approximately 1,400 Ontario organizations that completed the IWH-OPM as part of another study on leading indicators.
Once you've completed and scored the IWH-OPM questionnaire, find the sector that best describes your workplace from the list below. If you do not see your sector, you can compare your scores to all participating firms in Ontario.
Benchmarks for workplace sectors:
- Commercial/industrial services
- Durable goods production
- Electrical and utilities
- Food, pharmaceutical and personal goods
- Health care
- Pulp and paper
- Restaurant and food services
- Retail, wholesale and office services
- Tourism and hospitality services
- Vehicle and industrial equipment manufacturing
- Vehicle sales and services
The benchmarks are from a known randomly sampled population of firms registered with Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). The data was weighted by organizational size and region to make the benchmarks representative of ALL organizations in their sectors in Ontario. Since not all firms were equally likely to participate in the study, propensity scores were used to further make the benchmarks representative of ALL organizations in the sector. The propensity scores equation was developed by IWH and is unique to these benchmarking results.