Using Your Safety Data to Build a Plan


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Find out how to structure and use your safety data for the benefit of your workers and company. Who sees the plan, what it's comprised of, and more are needed to build a sustainable safety plan for your business.

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  • Industrial Scientific (“ISC”) is the leading provider of Gas Detection devices and services. Our stated corporate vision is to End Death in the Workplace this Century.
    In 2007, 3 workers went on a maintenance run near the end of the day on a Friday. The first person entered a utility vault and was overcome by gas. A second went in to help and was also overcome. The third and last person went in and was also overcome. All three died. The best gas detection technology we have to offer was rendered useless as all three of their gas detectors were sitting on the seat of the truck.
    From this, ISC learned 3 things
    The best PPE in the world is easily defeated as people will always find a way to put themselves at risk
    Gas detection and PPE alone cannot help us meet our vision
    Enabling workers and leaders to identify and correct at-risk conditions and behaviors is the best strategy towards eliminating death in the workplace
    In 2008 ISC purchased DBO2 to help fulfill this vision
  • Using Your Safety Data to Build a Plan

    1. 1. 1 Data Use Plan Information, Communication, Success Scott J. Falkowitz, OHST, CHST Process Improvement Leader
    2. 2. Agenda • Primary Components • Methods to Communicate • Recipients & Frequency • Benefits • Plan Sample 2
    3. 3. Predictive Solutions Vision & Strategy Our Vision: We are dedicating our careers to eliminating death on the job, in this century Our Strategy to Achieve the Vision: We save lives, by predicting workplace injuries
    4. 4. Data Use Plan Specifics • How is it defined? – An organized framework to determine how we communicate the observation data we collect • Who is involved? – All members of the team – Contoured to the audience • What is it comprised of? – System Reports (Push, Scheduled, Manual) – Round Table Team Meetings – One – on - one interactions 4
    5. 5. Primary Components • Type of Report – System Reports –Metrics • Frequency – Daily/Weekly/Monthly • Target Contacts – Executive/PM/Supt/EHS/Observers • Method of Communication – Discussion • Anticipated Report Value –Feedback, Performance, Verifying Focus, Accountability5
    6. 6. Methods to Communicate • Summary Report 6 • 1.96 Unsafes Per Inspection • 37.4 Safes Per Inspection • Top Hazards • Are we looking at the right things?
    7. 7. Methods to Communicate • Observer Summary Report 7 • What were the goals? (Quantitative & Qualitative) • Is the team meeting expectations? • If not, then why? **Open opportunity for discussion**
    8. 8. Methods to Communicate • Detail Report 8 • Quality of comments • Antecedents/Root Cause (if enabled) • Photos • Done? • Are the team members crying out?
    9. 9. Methods to Communicate • Open Issues Report 9 • Red means typically older than 2 days open • Note the actual days • Identify the severity • Note that the comments aren’t specific as to what the interim control steps were • Do other specifics of the detail report lead me to look further into the inspected entity
    10. 10. Recipients & Frequency • Determine who can benefit most from the reports – Exec & V.P. – Monthly (Comparison/Observer/Contractor Report) – PM – Weekly/Monthly (Observer, Summary, Detail and Open Issues Report) – Supervisor – Daily/Weekly (Open Issues, Observer Summary & Summary Report) – EHS – Daily/Weekly (Summary, Observer, Detail Report) • Recipients and frequency is strategic!! • Use the data in the reports to shape future decisions 10
    11. 11. Plan Sample 11
    12. 12. Summary • Build relationships at all levels of the organization – Train/Communicate Findings/Support Continuous Improvement • Determine paths for success with SafetyNet – Set expectations and use the data use plan as the yard stick • Know your team – Content, People, Timing • Accountability – Follow up with the information your plan components tell you • Reward Success – It matters what my manager thinks 12
    13. 13. Exercise • Break into 4 groups • Data Use Plan template – Review two forms of communication • Complete – Anticipated report value – Target contacts 14
    14. 14. Questions? Need Help? • Process & Technology Leader • Predictive Solutions SafetyNet SUPPORT  Phone: +1 800-991-3262  Email:  Web:  Hours: Monday to Friday, 3:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST • Online Learning Center   Click the “Help” button from within SafetyNet