September2012SeptemberSuperintendentSafety MeetingIdeasFrom iConstructSafeA new free app offering safetyreminder videos for tool safety
2 September 2012Ideas for a superintendent ormanager meeting on safety The following slides are provided as a thought starter for your regular superintendent or manager meeting on safety. Please feel free to use these slides or ideas We encourage you to show a safety reminder video from the free app iConstructSafe available in the Apple Store Let us know what is useful and how we can improve, please email MaryKate@iConstructSafe.com iConstructSafe is a free iPhone/iPad app of safety reminder videos for use by construction workers at the construction site. These 2-3 minute videos remind workers on how to use equipment safely, right before they use a tool, minimizing time between training and tool use for better recall of safety information.
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4 September 2012Topics Back to school safety Using the circular saw video Dissecting recent recordables – what are you really doing differently? Backing up
5 September 2012Back to school safetyNew routines for kids and parentsKids and parents are in new routines and may not be payingattention to the roads and traffic Parents should be proactive and take the time to talk about safety with their kids before they head back to school. Safe Kids Worldwide recommends that parents walk the route to school with students before the start of the year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of traffic crossings. Adults can teach and model the following safety behaviors that all children should follow Think safety at work, school and home Talk to your kids about your responsibilities for safety at your work and the construction site
6 September 2012Back to school safety cont’dNew routines for kids and parentsKids and parents are in new routines and may not bepaying attention to the roads and trafficSimple reminders for drivers: Slow down and be especially alert in the residential neighborhoods and school zones Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Put down your phone and don’t talk or text while driving
7 September 2012Back to school safety cont’dNew routines for kids and parentsKids and parents are in newroutines and may not be payingattention to the roads and trafficWatch this 5 minute video onYou Tube on Kids and Safetyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPxZKI1mfpo&feature=player_embedded#!
8 September 2012Using Safety Reminder Videos:Circular Saws – “Respect all tools, respectthe circular saw just a little more” Watch the 2 minute video on the iConstructSafe app Discuss with the team: What reminder is easiest to forget? Have you rewarded or recognized anyone lately for checking tools, being safe? What near misses (or accidents) have happened with saws in the past year? How can we encourage use of safety reminder videos at the site? What videos do we need?
9 September 2012Using Safety Reminder Videos:Circular Saws – “Respect all tools, respectthe circular saw just a little more” cont’d Check out this graphic video of circular saw kickback http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= R4kxQqBu3ME
10 September 2012Dissecting recent recordables– what are we really doingdifferently?Briefly present recent recordableaccidents to the groupDivide into smaller groups anddiscuss: What really caused this accident? What did we agree to do differently? What are we actually doing differently? Why did we (or did we not) implement the changes?
11 September 2012Backing up - safely"According to the National Safety Council,one out of four vehicle accidents can beblamed on poor backing techniques.Backing accidents cause 500 deaths and5,000 injuries per year. Get to know a vehicle’s blind spots. In a medium sized truck, blind spots can extend up to 16 feet in front and 160 feet behind a vehicle. Drivers need to remember that mirrors can never give the whole picture while backing. Think in advance. Drivers should not put themselves into unnecessary backing situations. Park defensively. Drivers must choose easy-exit parking spaces that don’t crowd neighboring vehicles and park their vehicle in the center of the parking space. When parking in an alley. If an alley doesn’t permit driving all the way through or room to turn around, a driver should back into it (if local ordinances permit) so that when leaving the vehicle can pull forward into the street.
12 September 2012 Backing up – safely cont’d Do a walk-around. Walking around a vehicle gives a driver firsthand view of the backing area and any limitations. They can check for children, soft or muddy areas, potholes, tire hazards, and other dangers. Know the clearances. When performing a walk around, drivers can check for obstructions, low hanging trees and wires, and any other potential clearance-related problems. Every backing situation is new and different. Sometimes a driver visits the same location several times a day and should be watchful each visit for changes and any new obstacles. Use a spotter. A driver should use another person to help them when backing. The driver and spotter should use hand signals not verbal.
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