What is a Direct Labor Safety Record Dashboard?

Safety record dashboards are considered operational analysis reports and are used by safety and plant managers to monitor manufacturing safety metrics. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it shows monthly trends for three KPIs: 1) Incidents reported, 2) Near incidents reported, and 3) Incidence avoidance quiz score. At the bottom of the dashboard (not visible in the screenshot below) is a report with the figures used in the charts. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Direct Labor Safety KPIs Dashboard

Manufacturers use Direct Labor Safety KPIs Dashboard to analyze safety and accident metrics that can improve the well-being of plant workers. When used as part of good business practices in a HR and Safety departments department, a company can improve its workers’ well-being with related positive impact on culture and performance as well as reduce the chances that executives don’t have good visibility to accidents and associated safety concerns that can detract from performance focus and competitiveness.

Direct Labor Safety KPIs Dashboard Example

Here is an example of a Direct Labor Safety Records Dashboard with monthly trends in KPIs related to incident tracking.

Example of a Direct Labor Safety Record Dashboard for a Manufacturing Company

Example of a Direct Labor Safety Record Dashboard for a Manufacturing Company

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Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Plant managers, HR managers, safety managers and executives.

Other Dashboards Often Used in Conjunction with Direct Labor Safety KPIs Dashboard

Progressive HR and Safety departments sometimes use several different Direct Labor Safety KPIs Dashboard, along with general detailed incident reports, safety dashboards, workforce dashboards, workforce planning models, safety investment budgets and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data comes from management systems or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

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