The DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability (OSR) Assessment: An organization’s surest way to sustain workplace safety wherever it may exist.

The DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability (OSR) Assessment uses the DEKRA Exposure Reduction™ Model to diagnose vulnerabilities and strengthen workplace safety by focusing on the underlying causes that heighten the exposure to risk. It starts by tailoring the Assessment according to the nature of the organization and its overall industry. The mission of the DEKRA OSR Assessment is to understand the organization’s overall maturity profile regarding current approaches to safety and then provide mechanisms that put the organization on a better path forward.

Who is it for?

DEKRA Assessments

The DEKRA OSR Assessment is designed for:

  • Organizations working in industries with serious exposures, such as mining, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and transportation, and those operating multiple facilities around the world.
  • Senior leaders seeking to prevent near catastrophic events or who are frustrated that they can’t move the needle toward safety despite trying many different methods.
  • Supervisors having difficulty finding a way to communicate effective protocols.

Why is it important?

Safety mishaps are ultimately a threat to an organization’s bottom line.

For example: companies lose an average of 12% of shareholder value for six months following a catastrophic incident, according to DEKRA OSR data. Worse yet, the 2018 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index found that U.S. businesses lose $1 billion a week on serious, nonfatal workplace injuries.

Clearly, organizations need to do more to change the processes and factors embedded in their culture to prevent disaster from happening, protect their workers from harm and keep productivity intact.

How does it work?

seven elements

At its core, the DEKRA OSR Assessment is designed to root out exposure to potential injury wherever it exists.

An assessment of an organization along the seven elements of exposure provides a clear understanding of the organization’s vulnerability to injury. It is performed across all levels and operational systems to determine how various groups are influenced differently. The typical OSR Assessment examines recent historic data (near misses, incident reports, etc.), the types of policy and procedures and their delivery, use of performance management relative to safety, the influence of human performance on reliability, discussions among all level of the organization regarding exposure, and more.

The process is intensive and comprehensive and DEKRA OSR professionals work in partnership with organization leaders to help them understand, recognize, and control exposure. By the end of the process, Leadership receives a handful of strategic recommendations, each with a tailored tactical course of action. These recommendations are operationalized into a road map to implement and sustain improvement years into the future.

For an overview of how the DEKRA OSR Assessments process works, who is it for, how it relates to the seven elements of exposure, and more, refer to our resources below.

Seven Elements of Exposure

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