Measure Your Pathway to Zero – Improve Performance

In January 2018, CURT and the Construction Industry Institute (CII) aligned their safety performance tracking efforts and databases to launch a more robust joint Safety Benchmarking Portal (SBP). This new, first-of-its-kind SBP is now available through the Construction Labor Market Analyzer® application (rather than either the CURT or CII websites) providing a single, centralized solution for safety metrics, productivity metrics and labor risk analytics.

A key foundational tenant of both CURT and CII is to help improve safety performance on construction projects and drive incidents, injuries and fatalities to zero. Every organization is in a different place in their journey to zero, so no two paths are the same; however, every organization desires the same outcome – zero. Therefore, to obtain the desired results from all members of the team on any project, there must be a shared perspective of what it means to be working toward the achievement of the outcome. What is our track record internally? How do we compare to other organizations? How do we compare to the construction industry overall? It must be measured to be improved.

The new SBP builds on decades of data and experience by both CURT and CII, tracking owner and contractor safety data, and then returning that data back to industry for benchmarking and improvement. All SBP data is aggregated and blinded to ensure confidentiality.

How does the SBP work?

Access the SBP via the CLMA® application. Simply login if you already have a CLMA® account. If you don’t have an account, click “Request an Account” to set it up. As a CURT and/or CII member, there is no cost to use the SBP.

Use the online safety survey tool to submit safety performance data by industry sector, location, and employee type. The main data entry fields are the following:

  • Total Work Hours
  • Total Recordable Incident Cases
  • Days Away and Restricted or Transferred (DART) Cases
  • Days Away (DA) Cases
  • Total Number of Days Associated with Days Away (DA) Cases
  • Total Number of Days Associated with Job Restriction or Transfer (RT) Cases
  • Number of Fatalities

Additionally, the survey includes questions regarding near misses, first aid cases, and fatalities. All safety terms used in the survey are aligned with OSHA definitions in order to allow comparisons of the survey results to the yearly safety statistics that OSHA provides on the overall U.S. construction industry.

The data provided by owners and contractors is validated and used to create the Safety Benchmarking Report (historical reports are also available).

Continuous benchmarking is also available using the analytics tool, which allows users to obtain rates for specific years and compare rates between two selected years.

For a demo, training or assistance, contact Phil Manning at or 513.563.4131.

What is the SBP report?

This report summarizes the responses of CII and CURT member to the annual safety survey focusing specifically on safety data associated with capital projects, excluding operations and maintenance. The report presents the latest safety rates based on the reported data and provides corporate safety performance benchmarks that can be used for self-analysis.

The primary purpose of this report is to document the descriptive statistics obtained from the annual safety survey. It provides excellent, proven safety rate data for owners and contractors, as well as related summary analysis; however the report avoids providing commentary regarding potential causes for specific safety statistics or trends. The methodology adopted in this joint CURT/CII effort is consistent with the historical CII safety reports.