• Employees

Operational Impact


Worker Safety Policy (OI8001)

Indicates whether the organization has policies in place to monitor, evaluate, and ensure worker safety.
Reporting format
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IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Worker Safety Policy (OI8001). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote details around the policies, including the practices in place to ensure compliance. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • Worker safety entails placing and maintaining the worker in an environment adapted to the worker's physiological and psychological capabilities, preventing health-related departures caused by working conditions, promoting and maintaining the physical, mental, and social well-being of workers in all occupations, protecting workers from health risks resulting from working conditions, etc.
  • Examples of relevant policy details to footnote include: the process in place to assess safety risks, the frequency with which the risks are assessed, the training and equipment provided to mitigate these risks, etc.
  • Examples of training and equipment provided to mitigate worker safety risks include: safety training, protection gear required, testing of equipment, posting of signs, etc.
  • Organizations can refer to the SPI4 (, specifically the Essential Practice 5a5, for additional indicators related to worker safety. SPI4 is a social audit tool developed for financial service providers but applicable to any organization that has both social and financial objectives.