10 Priorities for your Safety Program

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10 Priorities for your Safety Program

  1. 1. – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 10 Priorities for your Safety Program October 14, 2010
  2. 2. Speakers – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – Rob Singh Northwest District Manager 510-493-7492 rsingh@kpaonline.com Moderator Presenter Becky Ross Marketing Manager 303-228-8753 bross@kpaonline.com
  3. 3. 3 Why Safety?
  4. 4. Not Always “Common Sense” 4
  5. 5. 5 Ultimately Safety is Relative
  6. 6. Safety Metrics that Make Sense – Measuring the Costs of Loss • Total OSHA Recordable Case Rate – Used to identify average number of recordable injuries per one hundred employees • Experience Modification Rate • Total number of claims per quarter/year? • Avg. Costs per claim? • Number of regulatory inquiries, visits in year? • Number and amount of regulatory fines 6
  7. 7. #1 Create Your Safety Team Power of a Safety Committee • Too many hats leads to CLUTTER! • It may be the LAW • More minds better than one • Increased efficiency • Increased leverage to get more done • Proper identification of ALL the issues • Management and employee accountability 7
  8. 8. What MUST you accomplish in your Safety Team • Determine a consistent meeting time and place – Instill accountability for missing meeting • Have adequate number (3+) of people and departments represented • Review, Review and Re-Review Safety Suggestions – Ensure closed loop system of communication – Document action items – Reward pro-active behavior – Consider use of online automated systems 8
  9. 9. • Review Injuries, Incidents and NEAR MISSES – Determine status of existing claims • Back to work? • Mod duty? • Expected claim closure? – Have an automated investigation and corrective action process to follow up on all incidents and near misses. 9 What MUST you accomplish in your Safety Team
  10. 10. 10– KPA CONFIDENTIAL – #1 Create a Company Safety Policy From Top Level Authority • Management Buy In – Safety and environmental compliance success comes from the top down  Policy should be written with CEO, Owner, GM signature  Training on policy upon new hire and annually  Message should be “accountability”  (everyone responsible for safety in workplace) 10
  11. 11. • OSHA required programs necessary to be installed for effective and enforced safety compliance. – Chemical Safety (Hazard Communication) – Personal Protective Equipment – Emergency Response Program – Lift Safety Compliance – Fall Protection – Powered Industrial Trucks – Respirator Protection – State Specific (CA –IIPP, etc.) – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 1111 11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC70vdm4Al0 #2 Safety Compliance Programs
  12. 12. #3 Safety Communication and Training • New Hire Safety Training • Equipment Specific Training • All necessary required regulatory training • Ensure Inclusion of non-technical workforce • Don’t be afraid to mesh with every operational (shop) meeting • Provide flexibility and resources – Online/own time training mgt. systems – Train the trainer – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 12
  13. 13. #4 Hazard Identification and Correction Process • Must be “closed loop” process • Have inspection tool (guidelines with regulation) • Encourage employee participation • “Change it up” • Create priority “close time” ranking based on severity, frequency, loss likelihood and “imminent hazard” • Assign responsibility and enforce accountability on due dates • Safety team agrees on frequency 1-3 months preferred – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 13
  14. 14. #5 Process and Equipment Risk Assessments/JSAs • Use formal document to identify hazards with job or work process. Hazards include: – Heat, Ergonomics, equipment contact, cuts, crushing, cutting, burning, electrocution, radiation, chemical exposure, inhalation, fall. • Use formal document to identify hazards with all shop equipment. Hazards include: – Have established and enforced frequency intervals (use maintenance department) – Hazards include electrical, mechanical systems (crushing, pinching), hot surfaces, chemicals, equipment control systems (location of emergency shutoff) etc. – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 14
  15. 15. #6 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 – 15
  16. 16. #7 Employee Safety Suggestion System • Make it fun – Drawings – Lottery Tickets • Ensure closed loop process and each legitimate suggestion and corrective action gets communicated back to originating employee • Utilize priority “close time” ranking systems similar to safety inspection items. • Allow anonominity – Online portals, automated emails, suggestion boxes – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 16
  17. 17. 17– KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 17 #8 Have a BBQ! The value of safety incentive program cannot be measured! • 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
  18. 18. #9 Safety Disciplinary Notification Procedure – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 18 • If you have a “carrot” you must also have a “stick” • Utilize official form • Ensure part of H.R. policy/handbook • Communicated in Company Safety Policy/Mission Statement • Document, document, document! (verbal or written warnings) • Do not make an example of employee and communicate names (private confidential meetings)
  19. 19. #10 Behavior Based Safety Program • Based on observations • Provide BBS team with tools and training – (job safety observation cards) • Rotate “observers” • Provides employee ownership in safety program • Creates personal and peer accountability • Employees “police” themselves • Employees feel part of “team” • Dramatically increases safety knowledge and competency – KPA CONFIDENTIAL – 19
  20. 20. Contact Information 20– KPA CONFIDENTIAL – www.kpaonline.com bross@kpaonline.com 866-356-1735 Rob Singh Northwest District Manager rsingh@kpaonline.com (510) 493-7492

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