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10 Priorities for your Safety Program

10 Priorities for your Safety Program



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  • A little background on me, I’m the vice president of products & IT at KPA, I’ve been a California Registered Environmental Assessor for the past 8 years, I have a degree in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California at Davis and I have 15 years of dealership experience. Prior to working for KPA I did environmental remediation work at air force bases across the country.

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  • – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 10 Priorities for your Safety Program May 12, 2011
  • Introduction 2 Eric Schmitz • VP Products & IT at KPA • California Registered Environmental Assessor • 15 years of dealer experience • eschmitz@kpaonline.com • 303-228-8766
  • Questions • If you have questions during the presentation, please submit them using the “Questions” feature • Questions will be answered at the end of the webinar
  • Safety Compliance – A Recent History • Prior to 2008 – regulatory agencies reactionary • 2009 – new policy statements / citations increase • 2010 – Increase in citation $ value • 2011 – Increase in citation frequency & many new inspectors • Future Regulation – I2P2??? 4 Dr. David Michaels at ASSE on June 14, 2010: “We want you to hear from us first that OSHA is back and we are a strong regulatory agency first and foremost,” Michaels told ASSE attendees. He explained that the agency is working “to make fundamental changes to secure safe workplaces” and stressed that OSHA’s goal is not to punish or react, but to encourage employers to plan, prevent and protect. I2P2: “With this proposal we will be asking employers to find and fix the hazards in their workplaces, this common sense rule will help make the secretary of labor’s vision of ‘good jobs for everyone’ a reality” Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA
  • #1 Create Your Safety Team#1 Create Your Safety Team The Power of a Safety Committee • Increased leverage to get more done • Proper identification of ALL the issues • Management and employee accountability • All departments represented • Increased efficiency • It may be the LAW 5
  • #1 Safety Team GOALS#1 Safety Team GOALS • Determine consistent meeting time and place – Instill accountability for missing meeting • Have (3+) people and all departments attend • Communicate – Ensure closed loop system of communication – Document action items – Reward pro-active behavior – Review Suggestions – Consider use of online automated systems 6
  • 7– KPA CONFIDENTIAL – • Management Buy In – Safety and environmental compliance success comes from the top down  Written policy with CEO, Owner, GM signature  Training on policy upon new hire and annually  Message should be “accountability”  (everyone responsible for safety in workplace) 7 #1 Safety Team GOALS#1 Safety Team GOALS
  • • Review Injuries, Incidents & NEAR MISSES – Determine status of existing claims • Back to work? • Mod duty? • Expected claim closure? – Formalize the process • Who brings the records • Who follows up 8 #1 Safety Team GOALS#1 Safety Team GOALS
  • #2 Near Miss Identification and Correction • Also known as the “almost injuries” • Take each one very seriously! • Investigate all. Heinrich’s Triangle • Encourage reporting from ALL employees • Take action on all legitimate situations • Heinrich’s Accident Triangle - for every 300 unsafe acts there are 29 minor injuries and one major injury – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 9
  • • OSHA required programs: (Installed & Enforced) – Chemical Safety (Hazard Communication) – Personal Protective Equipment – Emergency Response Program – Lift Safety Compliance – Other (Powered Industrial Trucks, Fall Protection, Blood Borne Pathogen, Hot Work / Welding, Respirator Protection, Heat Illness Lock Out…) – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 1010 1010http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC70vdm4Al0 #3 Safety Compliance Programs#3 Safety Compliance Programs
  • #4 Safety Communication and Training • All necessary required regulatory training • New Hire Safety Training • Equipment Specific Training • Ensure Inclusion of non-technical workforce • Don’t be afraid to mesh with every operational (shop) meeting – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 11
  • #5 Hazard Identification and Correction Process • Must be “closed loop” process • Have inspection tool (guidelines with regulation) • Encourage employee participation • Safety team agrees on inspection frequency • Assign responsibility and enforce accountability on due dates – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 12
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  • #6 Job Safety Analysis • Identify hazards with job or process, to include: – Heat, Ergonomics, equipment contact, cuts, crushing, cutting, burning, electrocution, radiation, chemical exposure, inhalation, fall. • Identify hazards with shop equipment, to include: – Electrical, mechanical systems (crushing, pinching), hot surfaces, chemicals, equipment control systems (location of emergency shutoff) etc. – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 14
  • #7 Employee Safety Suggestions • Allow anonymity – Online portals, automated emails, suggestion boxes • Make it fun – Drawings, lottery tickets • Ensure closed loop process – Report back on your actions – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 15
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  • 17– KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 17 #8 Have a BBQ!#8 Have a BBQ! Positive Incentive Programs • Creates peer to peer accountability and behavior based safety policing • Rewards Based Program – Safety Bingo, cash, bbq, shortened work day, etc. • Performance Metrics include days w/o accident, zero lost time injuries, etc. 17
  • #9 Disciplinary Action – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 18 • If you have a “carrot” you must also have a “stick” • Communicated in Company Safety Policy/Mission Statement • Document your actions • Ensure part of H.R. policy/handbook • Public praise and private discipline
  • #10 Behavior Based Safety Program • Based on observations • Employees “police” themselves – Make it part of your culture that everyone is looking out for each other – Creates personal and peer accountability – Provides employee ownership in safety program – Employees feel part of “team” – Increases safety knowledge and awareness • Leverage suggestion system or direct employee feedback for communication of issues – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 19
  • Questions and Answers 20– KPA CONFIDENTIAL – QUESTIONS?
  • Contact Us www.kpaonline.com bross@kpaonline.com 866-356-1735 21 A copy of the recorded webinar and presentation will be emailed to you today. For More Information…