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Train. Protect.
Prevent.

www.pasafety.com
Building a Safety Culture
Eliminating Accidents and Injuries
Why a Safety Culture?
• Safety Culture Predicts Safety
Performance!
• Key to preventing Accidents and Injuries
• Builds Tr...
How Will a Safety Culture Impact My
Company?
• Developing a strong safety culture has the single greatest
impact on accide...
How Will a Safety Culture Help Reduce
Injuries?
• Sends a message to your employees that they are the
most important asset...
How Will a Safety Culture Help Save My
Company Money?
• By tying safety performance goals to your incentive
plans you will...
Why Should I Promote a Safety Culture?
• Identifies your business as a company with values. This
will promote a positive o...
The Direct Costs Of Health And Safety In
The Workplace Are:
• Workers’ Compensation/Self Insurance Premiums
• Medical Cost...
The Indirect Costs Of Health And Safety In
The Workplace Are:
•
•
•
•
•

Indirect loss of time
Contingent Costs
Direct los...
Case Study of Large Mechanical
Contractor in Ohio
• This contractor started their “safety culture” initiative in
1999
• Pr...
• Prior to 1999 Continued
•Employees viewed personal protective equipment and
safety as something that “was uncomfortable”...
• Post 1999
• This contractor has become a partner in Safety with
OSHA through the Voluntary Protection Program
• Safety i...
How does a Safety Culture benefit this
company?
• Reduction in Accidents and Injuries
• Improved Employee Morale
• Improve...
Workers Compensation Savings per Employee
(Compared to EMR = 1.0)
How Do I Start Building My Safety
Culture?

• Develop a Formal Safety Program
• Develop an Executive Safety Mission Statem...
Questions?
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  • At ProActive Safety Services we believe that building a strong Safety Culture is the key element in preventing workplace accidents and injuriesIt's been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per WEEK in direct costs related to workers' compensation. What's even more astounding is according to the National Safety Council, the indirect costs exceed the $1 billion mark to a tune of $4 billion per week! With these facts in mind, we need to educate the very people in charge of their company's workers' compensation and safety programs. Many of these individuals are aware only of the direct costs proceed to next slide:
  • Culture vs. Enforcement You don’t want to be a safety Cop – but you have to start with enforcementIt is important to establish that unsafe working behaviors will not be tolerated – employees start being safe for themselves not because there is a policy.Visible Executive commitmentCompany Policies – educating your employees on those standardsDisciplinary Program – a solid fair program In extreme cases you may have to cut ties or remove them from a leadership with a productive employee to set the tone. Mike Farley exampleThe key is to implement an employee owned safety program - Integration of Safety Priorities – Safety must be the dominant charachteristic of all high risk industries – Safety cannot be treated as an adjunct to the strategic decision making process but must be front and center and implemented on all levels of the organization. Your Employees will:Develop an attitude of looking out for themselvesAre thinking about finishing the job safelyTake respsonsibility for their actions instead of relying on other people to keep them safe Have a raised level of employee awareness towards hazardsResults in higher employee moraleLower injury frequency – which can translate into BWC savingsMinimize risk of OSHA violationsConveys to your employees that you care about their well being
  • Developing a strong safety culture has the single greatest impact on accident reductionknowing the impact a safety culture can have on your company, developing and practicing your culture should be a top priority for all companies and their managersObservation comes from OSHA and is confirmed by independent researchFewer at-risk behaviors, lower accident rates, low turn-over, low absenteeism, lower Workers Compensation Costs and higher productivityMost times they are companies who are extremely successful; excelling in all aspects of business and excellenceSafety will play an integral role in your daily operationsManagers will demonstrate their commitment to safety Workers will take ownership of their safetyCreating a safety culture takes time. It’s frequently a multi-step process. A series of steps your company follows to create the desired effectBottom line, safety is a good business decision
  • Why Should I promote a Safety Culture?Identifies your business as a company with values. This will promote a positive outer marketing appearanceUltimately leads to recognition from outside entities which will lead to positive publicityRadiates company pride throughout the organizationSpeaks volumes to your customers -(one less thing that they have to qualify you for)Builds moral through the constant celebration of improving your safety goals
  • Depending on your company you may be on a state funded workers compensation plan or with a private self insurance providerWhen self insured the employer is usually responsible for a portion of the medical costs associated with an accident or an injury up to a certain amountOSHA may fine you when and injury or accident occurs – depending on severity (only certain injuries require OSHA notification)Your investment in your health and safety program if spent wisely, can help you save on indirect costs associated with your safety and health programHealth and Safety program incentives often increase awareness and help reduce accidents, near misses and injuries
  • Indirect Loss of TimeNew employees must be hired and trained to replace those disabledEmployees lose time handling spoiled material and repairing damaged equipmentEmployees have to prepare reports or attend hearingsReallocating work or revision of work scheduleContingent CostsInability to fill orders after a major accident such as a fire or an explosionFailure to maintain production when an accident has caused damage to resourcesLoss of good will of employees who don’t wish to work where injury is likely or possibleLoss of public good will when any operation has a poor safety recordIncreased cost of insurance as affected by type of frequency and severity of lossesDirect Loss of TimeAbsence of injured employee while receiving treatment at first aid or physician’s officeExtended Absence of more seriously injured employeesMalingering following an injury either major or minorDistraction of employees and officials from their work when accidents occurNecessary assistance given to injured employees at time of injuryDepartmental demoralization after an accident occursDamage to Equipment and Waste of MaterialBy injured employees at time of accident By employees distracted from work as result of an accident or injuryDuring training of new employeeDamage to tools and equipment often without injury to employeeRenting temporary or subcontracting work to othersIncreased OverheadResources out of service due to accident or injuryDecreased production of resources that have been injured or damagedDecreased production due to inexperienced employeesDecreased production of resources at the time of accident or injuryDecreased production due to low moraleIncreased unit cost due to non-productive resourcesThese costs are in addition to payments for compensation insurance, special medical expenses not covered by insurance, benefit systems, and any wages paid injured employees
  • Here is an example of how even a small injury can cost your company in the long run!All data is taken from OSHA’s Safety Pays calculator
  • Be sure to highlight the tremendous cost associated with the indirect expenses. Point out the total amount of sales required to cover the injury
  • Executives demonstrate their commitment to safety by: attending and leading weekly safety meetings completing 30 hours of OSHA Outreach Training sponsor and support safety incentive programs offered by their safety department providing budget dollars for safety and hiring a Director of Health and Safety supporting and implementing the recommendations of the Director of Health and Safety Established safety hotline to report unsafe practices accidents, injuries, and near misses Provide Safety Specialists for each region to perform Jobsite Audits, assist with Job Hazard Analysis, accident investigations, hazard communication, and personal protective equipmentManagement demonstrates their commitment to safety by: Leading weekly safety meetings Completing 30 hours of OSHA outreach training Encouraging all employees to think about their safety before performing any taskWorkers take ownership of their safety in the workplace Safety committee established and only non management personnel are allowed to be involved in the committee Every employee is required to complete 10 hours of OSHA outreach training Employee performance goals are tied Safety Employees encourage each other to work safely.
  • EMR (Experience Modification Rate) is determined by how may injuries (claims) a company has on or against their Workers Compensation Policy A companies EMR will dictate how much they pay in premium for their workers compensation policyIn 1999 this companies EMR was 1.03 The companies Safety Budget that year was $ 0.00 1.03 EMR is penalty rated and today would disqualify this company from bidding on certain federal and state funded projects An EMR of 1 is considered average
  • Formal Safety ProgramExecutive Safety Mission Statement – Company Meeting to AnnounceByer Steel Safety Slogan – What will your motto be? – include in Company MeetingIncentive ProgramsExecutives and Upper Management Use OSHA Recordable BenchmarksTie compliance by department (through inspections)Tie into current incentive program as a percentage portionEmployees and SupervisionCompliance BasedUse vacations and prizes – announce at annual company gatheringRecognize safe employees monthly or quarterly (newsletter or in pay stubs)Weekly Safety Talks – all employeesJob Hazard Analysis – for each job descriptionTraining Program – essential to reduce accidents and injuriesDisciplinary Program – essential to create buy in and complianceSelf Inspection Procedures - SupervisorsproActive Safety InspectionsJob Hazard Analysis – for each job descriptionSafety Orientation Program
  • EMR (Experience Modification Rate) is determined by how may injuries (claims) a company has on or against their Workers Compensation Policy A companies EMR will dictate how much they pay in premium for their workers compensation policyIn 1999 this companies EMR was 1.03 The companies Safety Budget that year was $ 0.00 1.03 EMR is penalty rated and today would disqualify this company from bidding on certain federal and state funded projects An EMR of 1 is considered average
  • Transcript of "Building a Safety Culture"

    1. 1. Train. Protect. Prevent. www.pasafety.com
    2. 2. Building a Safety Culture Eliminating Accidents and Injuries
    3. 3. Why a Safety Culture? • Safety Culture Predicts Safety Performance! • Key to preventing Accidents and Injuries • Builds Trust within the organization • Employees will be safe for themselves not because there is a policy • Safety becomes the first thought before starting any task! • Employees understand the company values safety!
    4. 4. How Will a Safety Culture Impact My Company? • Developing a strong safety culture has the single greatest impact on accident reduction • Fewer at-risk behaviors, lower accident rates, low turnover, low absenteeism, lower Workers Compensation Costs and higher productivity • Safety will play an integral role in your daily operations • Managers will demonstrate their commitment to safety • Workers will take ownership of their safety
    5. 5. How Will a Safety Culture Help Reduce Injuries? • Sends a message to your employees that they are the most important asset • Helps align everyone in the company towards the common goal of arriving home safe, every day, every shift • Developing and promoting your Safety Identity builds accountability and sharpens employee awareness of potential hazards • Employee families will support the initiative and will help promote the importance of arriving home safe
    6. 6. How Will a Safety Culture Help Save My Company Money? • By tying safety performance goals to your incentive plans you will raise awareness to hazards • Sharpened awareness to potential hazards will reduce the amount of accidents and injuries, which will create savings on Workers Compensation/Self Insurance Premiums • A decrease in accidents and injuries through a strong Safety Culture will reduce your direct and indirect injury cost.
    7. 7. Why Should I Promote a Safety Culture? • Identifies your business as a company with values. This will promote a positive outer marketing apperance • Ultimately leads to recognition from outside entities which will lead to positive publicity • Radiates company pride throughout the organization • Speaks volumes to your customers • Builds moral through the constant celebration of improving your safety goals
    8. 8. The Direct Costs Of Health And Safety In The Workplace Are: • Workers’ Compensation/Self Insurance Premiums • Medical Costs if your company is self insured or participates in the Ohio 15k program • Possible fines as a direct result of an accident of injury • Money spent on a Health and Safety Program • Money spent on a Health and Safety Incentive Program
    9. 9. The Indirect Costs Of Health And Safety In The Workplace Are: • • • • • Indirect loss of time Contingent Costs Direct loss of time Damage to equipment and waste of material Increased overhead
    10. 10. Case Study of Large Mechanical Contractor in Ohio • This contractor started their “safety culture” initiative in 1999 • Prior to 1999 •Employees would actually leave their worksite if OSHA arrived for an inspection •Safety was addressed only when required by a customer or OSHA •Executives and Management didn’t demonstrate a commitment to safety
    11. 11. • Prior to 1999 Continued •Employees viewed personal protective equipment and safety as something that “was uncomfortable” or “slowed them down” •Injuries started to mount up, especially ones that could have been prevented if the employee would have been wearing the proper personal protective equipment
    12. 12. • Post 1999 • This contractor has become a partner in Safety with OSHA through the Voluntary Protection Program • Safety is addressed in the estimation stages of any job that is bid • Job Hazard Analysis’s are performed before any change in the work area, or work type • Executives demonstrate a commitment to safety • Management demonstrates a commitment to safety • Workers take ownership of their safety in the workplace • Company requires all subcontractors to adhere to the same safety guidelines as the company’s employees
    13. 13. How does a Safety Culture benefit this company? • Reduction in Accidents and Injuries • Improved Employee Morale • Improved Productivity • Workers Compensation Savings! • EMR (Experience Modification Rate) • In 1999 this companies EMR was 1.03
    14. 14. Workers Compensation Savings per Employee (Compared to EMR = 1.0)
    15. 15. How Do I Start Building My Safety Culture? • Develop a Formal Safety Program • Develop an Executive Safety Mission Statement • Develop a Safety Slogan • Develop Incentive Programs • Conduct Weekly Safety Talks • Perform Job Hazard Analysis • Develop a Safety Training Program • Create a Disciplinary Program • Install Self Inspection Procedures • Contract an Outside Company to Perform Safety Inspections • Require All New Employees Complete a Safety Orientation Prior To Work Assignment
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