Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a safety engineer.

A Safety Engineer is responsible for ensuring people are free from danger, risk or injury in the workplace by developing safety programs to minimize losses due to injuries and property damage. This role eliminates unsafe conditions and practices in industrial plants, mines, hospitals, stores as well as construction sites.

The duties of a safety manager as they are commonly known vary from company to company, but the foundational ones include developing broad safety programs, studying the equipment, procedures, and records of accidents in the company, pointing out hazards and finding our security solutions, suggesting ways fix unsafe structures, recommending changes in the layout of the plant, drawing up plans for the regular maintenance of machinery, teaching safety work habits to the management and the staff.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Strive to manage time well to ensure all required deliverables are met.

Make it a responsibility to report any issues that might be interfering with proper work organization.

[employee comments goal]

Get the building inspected from time to time in order to find areas that need repair or improvement

Find people in the community who are proven experts in workplace safety to teach and provide security

[employee comments goal]

Mine the best experiences of one's life and share one's wisdom from a unique point of view in order to inspire someone

Love and care for other employees without considering other irrelevant factors that don't influence the qualities of that person

[employee comments goal]

Choose to respect every employee despite their race, age, color or gender

Create an atmosphere of love and concern among the employees together with the management

[employee comments goal]

Execute all tasks with the seriousness and professionalism they deserve to show your level of understanding

Avoid falling back into old habits that have already been sighted

[employee comments goal]

Take a step back from own tasks if one is feeling overwhelmed in order to formulate a new strategy to handle the tasks

Embrace failed projects as learning opportunities and review own performance to spot potential alternatives one could have taken to achieve more positive results

[employee comments goal]

Do quality and proactive risk management throughout, and avoid immediate reaction to changes

Look for people who have been involved in problem-solving in the past in order to ask for advice on how to prevent future problems

[employee comments goal]

Pay special attention to new trends and implement change towards them

Develop effective strategies of surveying what customers want and put more effort into making it readily available

[employee comments goal]

Constantly use data reduction and synthesis methods to understand the patterns in data

Learn to draw conclusions from scientific analyses or arguments and constantly make predictions from experimental data

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to read a wide range of machine prints and diagrams

Show more willingness to take on new challenges and put extra effort to solve problems

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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