Safety is Everyone’sBusinessPresented byRebecca Fairchild, G&A Partners
What do you do?• Investigate all accidents• Plan ahead• Employee Responsibilities• Supervisor Responsibilities• Immediate ...
• Workplace fatality• Lost time from the job or days awayfrom work• Restricted ability to work• Medical treatment• First a...
• Have you checked your site for hazards?• Do you know where your First Aid kit is?• Do your Employees know? Have youinfor...
• STOP WORK – the employee involvedshould stop work IMMEDIATELY and placeoperations in a safe and stableenvironment if the...
Supervisor Responsibilites• Supervisor Preserves the Scene – Ensurethat the incident scene is preserved untilall details o...
Supervisor Responsibilities• Supervisor notifies Office SafetyRepresentative• Supervisor or Designee accompaniesemployee t...
Immediate Actions• Medical Treatment – Assess thesituation– First Aid– Medical Clinic– Emergency Room• Mitigation of Immed...
Notifications• Medical Personnel• Office Safety Representative• Workers Compensation insuranceagency• Employee Family if n...
Investigation – Questions that needanswers• What happened?• When did it happen?• Where did it happen?• Who was involved?• ...
Investigation• What – happened.– Once witnesses have been interviewedwrite down in YOUR OWN WORDS whatoccurred in chronolo...
Investigation• When – did the accident occur?– Was it raining/sunny?– Was it the beginning/ending of theshift?– Was it hot...
Investigation• Where – did the accident occur?– Did the environment have anything todo with the accident?– Where did the e...
Investigation• Who – was involved.– Interview witnesses one at a time• Convey your desire to prevent accidents• Encourage ...
Investigation• Why – did this happen?– Were proper safety procedures being used?– Was Personal Protection Equipment beingu...
Investigation• How – did this accident happen?• Equipment malfunction?– Did you check equipment before using?• Human Error...
Corrective Actions• How - can we keep it from happeningagain?– Immediate corrective actions– Recommended corrective action...
Completed Report• Signed by Supervisor• Signed by Employee• Forward to Office• Forward to respective workerscompensation i...
Summary• Employee Responsibilities– Stop work– Contact supervisor– Obtain medical treatment– Abide by doctor restrictions–...
Summary• Supervisor Responsibilities– Preserve the scene– Determine medical needs– Fix immediate hazards– Notify office pe...
Summary• Supervisor Responsibilities– Investigate – Questions that needanswers.• Who• What• Where• When• How
Key points to remember• Accident investigations prevent otheraccidents• Investigate accidents immediately• Gather all the ...
Questions?For any further information, pleasecontact:Rebecca Fairchild713-784-1181rfairchild@gnapartners.com
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This webinar will focus on:
* On the job accident procedures
* Safety prevention
* OSHA compliance
* Responsibilities of supervisors and employees

Join Rebecca Fairchild, a Risk Management Specialist with G&A Partners, for this webinar on Tuesday, April 26th at 11am Central Standard Time.

This webinar was posted on April 26, 2011 and presented by Rebecca Fairchild.

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Safety is Everybody's Business

  1. 1. Safety is Everyone’sBusinessPresented byRebecca Fairchild, G&A Partners
  2. 2. What do you do?• Investigate all accidents• Plan ahead• Employee Responsibilities• Supervisor Responsibilities• Immediate Actions• Notifications• Investigations
  3. 3. • Workplace fatality• Lost time from the job or days awayfrom work• Restricted ability to work• Medical treatment• First aid• Near-miss incidentsInvestigate all accidents
  4. 4. • Have you checked your site for hazards?• Do you know where your First Aid kit is?• Do your Employees know? Have youinformed them of their responsibilities?• Do you know where the nearest Medicalclinic/ER is located to your job site?• Do you know where your paper work is?Plan Ahead
  5. 5. • STOP WORK – the employee involvedshould stop work IMMEDIATELY and placeoperations in a safe and stableenvironment if they are able.• CONTACT A SUPERVISOR – The employeeinvolved or their co-workers MUSTimmediately notify the supervisor of theincident.• OBTAIN MEDICAL TREATMENT ifnecessary.• Submit to Post Accident Drug Screen.Employee Responsibilities
  6. 6. Supervisor Responsibilites• Supervisor Preserves the Scene – Ensurethat the incident scene is preserved untilall details of the accident can be obtainedand recorded by a Safety Representative.(Not all accidents require preservation.)• Supervisor and Employee determine ifFirst Aid/Medical Clinic or ER services arerequired.
  7. 7. Supervisor Responsibilities• Supervisor notifies Office SafetyRepresentative• Supervisor or Designee accompaniesemployee to medical clinic or emergencyroom and provides a ride home ifnecessary.• Supervisor or Designee performs theaccident investigation using the AccidentInvestigation Sheet and First Report ofInjury.
  8. 8. Immediate Actions• Medical Treatment – Assess thesituation– First Aid– Medical Clinic– Emergency Room• Mitigation of Immediate Hazards– Clean up any spills– Lockout/Tag-out Equipment– Secure the scene
  9. 9. Notifications• Medical Personnel• Office Safety Representative• Workers Compensation insuranceagency• Employee Family if necessary
  10. 10. Investigation – Questions that needanswers• What happened?• When did it happen?• Where did it happen?• Who was involved?• Why did it happen?• How did it happen?• How can we keep it from happeningagain?
  11. 11. Investigation• What – happened.– Once witnesses have been interviewedwrite down in YOUR OWN WORDS whatoccurred in chronological order.– Details so reader can clearly picture theincident– Specific body parts affected– Specific motions of injured employeejust before, during, and after incident
  12. 12. Investigation• When – did the accident occur?– Was it raining/sunny?– Was it the beginning/ending of theshift?– Was it hot/cold?
  13. 13. Investigation• Where – did the accident occur?– Did the environment have anything todo with the accident?– Where did the employee go fortreatment?• Concentra• Nova• Texas Star Network 800-381-8067
  14. 14. Investigation• Who – was involved.– Interview witnesses one at a time• Convey your desire to prevent accidents• Encourage witness to describe the accidentin his or her own words• Discuss what happened leading up to andafter the accident• Use open-ended questions– Obtain a written statement – UseInjured Employee Statement form forwitnesses also.
  15. 15. Investigation• Why – did this happen?– Were proper safety procedures being used?– Was Personal Protection Equipment beingutilized?– Did Employee seem impaired or act in amanner not normal before accident occurred?– Was equipment faulty?– Third Party Involvement? (Someone not withcompany) Obtain their information!
  16. 16. Investigation• How – did this accident happen?• Equipment malfunction?– Did you check equipment before using?• Human Error?– Train to prevent repetition– Try not to accept single cause theory– Identify underlying causes– Primary cause– Secondary causes
  17. 17. Corrective Actions• How - can we keep it from happeningagain?– Immediate corrective actions– Recommended corrective actions• Employee training• Preventive maintenance activities• Better job procedures• Hazard recognition• Engineering or administrative changes
  18. 18. Completed Report• Signed by Supervisor• Signed by Employee• Forward to Office• Forward to respective workerscompensation insurance agency
  19. 19. Summary• Employee Responsibilities– Stop work– Contact supervisor– Obtain medical treatment– Abide by doctor restrictions– Communicate with supervisors– Return to work
  20. 20. Summary• Supervisor Responsibilities– Preserve the scene– Determine medical needs– Fix immediate hazards– Notify office personnel– Notify W/C agency– Ensure employee is accompanied tomedical care
  21. 21. Summary• Supervisor Responsibilities– Investigate – Questions that needanswers.• Who• What• Where• When• How
  22. 22. Key points to remember• Accident investigations prevent otheraccidents• Investigate accidents immediately• Gather all the facts• Interview witnesses one at a time• Record detailed description• Determine causal factors• Conduct corrective actions
  23. 23. Questions?For any further information, pleasecontact:Rebecca Fairchild713-784-1181rfairchild@gnapartners.com

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