The Intervention Design and Analysis Scorecard (IDEAS) tool is the seven-step process at the heart of the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program. Through this tool, employees identify the root causes of work-related safety and health concerns, and design appropriate interventions.
The IDEAS tool requires collaboration between managerial and non-managerial employees. A facilitator is also required to guide the process by organizing and documenting the group activities involved in each step. Before using the tool, one or more health or safety concerns are identified through an assessment process.
The first three steps of the tool typically involve a Design Team, and the last four steps typically involve a Steering Committee of managers and decision-makers. Both the Design Team and Steering Committee can use the IDEAS tool in its entirety. Each step includes an accompanying worksheet and a quick reference guide. Flow charts (pdf) are available to show how the process can work with alternative program structures.
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