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SDW Training - Supervisor Safety

  1. 1. SUPERVISOR SAFETY TRAINING <ul><li>What it Takes to Inspire Your People to Work Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Wise - June 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. SUPERVISOR SAFETY TRAINING <ul><li>Keeping your People safe at work is a never ending process - and one that can easily consume most of your time. </li></ul><ul><li>As Safety Leaders - it must be our daily mission to ensure that our People complete what we ask of them - without mishap or incident. </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation is being offered to give Supervisors from various Industries - ideas or guidance in carrying out their mission...of Keeping Their People Safe. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Supervisor Safety Training <ul><li>What a Safety Leader / Supervisor - is to Me </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor Safety Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>My Safety Offerings to Supervisors </li></ul><ul><li>My Safety History / Background </li></ul>
  4. 4. What a Safety Leader is to Me? <ul><li>A SAFETY LEADER - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the ONE RESPONSIBLE for the safety of his / her work group and the safe performance and execution of work group operations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACTS ON all safety Issues that are raised - ensures their completion - and communicates their status to their people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CONDUCTS SAFETY TRAINING that is needed and applicable to a work group - that includes involvement and safety takeaways. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATES SAFETY INFORMATION in various forms not only to their work group, but up the chain of command as well. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ENCOURAGES and EXPECTS his / her people to be part of the company safety process and takes action to involve them in it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KNOWS how safety requirements and performance fit into the organizations business strategy and relates such to his / her people. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What a Supervisor is to Me? Leader Communicator Planner Administrator Well Organized Coach Disciplinarian Time Manager Co-Worker Counselor Employee Change Agent Safety Champion Flexible / Adaptable Learner / Teacher
  6. 6. Supervisor Safety Challenges Supervisors can face various and many Safety Challenges including - <ul><li>People Issues: sub-par performance, relationships, attitude, injury prone, discipline, new / transferred employees, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicting Priorities: production vs. safety, using defective equipment to complete a task, management single focus, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Breakdowns: mis-understandings, unclear directions, language barriers, outdated procedures, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Time: deadlines, schedule changes, manpower differences, production vs. administrative functions, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Tool & Equipment Issues: T&E inspections, lack of the right / proper T&E, improper maintenance, breakdowns / downtime, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Work Environment: poor housekeeping, union vs. management differences, stress from possible layoffs, off shift differences, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Supervisor Safety Challenges Supervisors can face various and many Safety Challenges including - <ul><li>Training Issues: lack of supervisory training, limited time for training, outdated training methods, providing safety takeaways, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Work Group Involvement: lack of employee safety involvement / interest, being part of the process, promoting active participation, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance Issues: internal and external safety requirements, how they differ and are similar, what actions are needed to attain, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Responsibility: encouraging work group employees that safety is their responsibility too and watch out for safety of co-workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Time: knowing what time the organization affords to safety, and maximizing it to provide the most safety impact to work group. </li></ul><ul><li>Accident Investigation: knowing how to conduct that properly identifies the root cause and taking actions to prevent its reoccurrence. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What are ways in which You the Safety Leader can keep your People Safe?
  9. 9. My Safety Offerings for Supervisors Supervisor - Safety Actions <ul><li>Your People ’ s Safety must be your top priority. </li></ul><ul><li>Start each Shift with a Safety Message. </li></ul><ul><li>Act on all Safety Concerns raised to you - and as quickly as you can. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to follow-up on outstanding safety concerns. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that Safety Rules are understood and followed by all. </li></ul><ul><li>Always have your “ Safety Eyes ” on. </li></ul><ul><li>When you see a Safety concern, infraction, hazard - deal with it right away. </li></ul>
  10. 10. My Safety Offerings for Supervisors Supervisor - Safety Actions <ul><li>Promote good housekeeping – it should be done daily – and by all members of your work group. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your People to report their Near Misses. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Such are great live and learn examples – that can result in action to prevent their reoccurrence – and an actual injury from happening. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employees should never be disciplined for reporting a Near Miss. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ensure that Workplace Inspections (i.e., Vehicle, Equipment Logs) are completed daily and acted on when non-conformances are identified. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your People to have a Safety Voice. </li></ul>
  11. 11. My Safety Offerings for Supervisors Supervisor - When You Witness an Unsafe Act <ul><li>Stop the action right away. </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER LOOK THE OTHER WAY! </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them if they know and understand how to perform the operation safely. </li></ul><ul><li>If not, explain it to them or have another Co-Worker that knows how - show them how. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them if there is anything that is preventing them from following the procedure safely. </li></ul><ul><li>Act on any issue from this discussion that needs to be addressed. </li></ul>
  12. 12. My Safety Offerings for Supervisors Supervisor - Actions to Involve Your Employees in Safety <ul><li>Rotate the responsibility for reviewing your organizational Safety Bulletins / Briefings / Communications - with your People. </li></ul><ul><li>Assign someone to select a Safety Rule from your organizations Safety Handbook to read and discuss it. </li></ul><ul><li>Review Safety Accidents or Incidents that have occurred in or outside your work group / organization – and have your People come up with recommendations on why it happened and how it could have been prevented. </li></ul><ul><li>Openly discuss Employee Safety Concerns that have been raised – and advise your People of their status and actions taken / to be taken - to address them. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Workplace Safety Audits on a frequent basis, using your Safety Reps to identify non-conformances in both operations and plant facilities - and see to it that they are corrected timely. </li></ul>
  13. 13. My Safety Offerings to Supervisors Supervisor - Safety Postings <ul><li>The posting of a simple Safety Picture in your workplace - can send a strong Safety Message. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures of Safety Incidents including Injuries - not only get your People ’ s attention - but can be used to get them thinking - “ Could it happen to Them? ” </li></ul><ul><li>The use of such Safety Pictures will have to be tailored to your work environment - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heavy Manufacturing Plant - My experience is that the use of very dramatic and gory pictures, especially those pertaining to similar operations that are performed - work the best. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Environment - The above pictures will not work, nor are they suitable for such a working environment. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Such Pictures can be used in Safety Meetings - simply by displaying it and asking your People what actions could have been taken to avoid such incidents - or avoid getting injured from. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Safety Pictures & Their Message <ul><li>A SAFETY PICTURE CAN BE WORTH 1,000 WORDS </li></ul><ul><li>What does this Picture tell us? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you use this Picture to Help your People work Safe? </li></ul>
  15. 15. OH SHIX! - Lessons to be Learned from the proceeding Picture <ul><li>Inspect your Tools & Equipment daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use T&E that are found to be unsafe and in poor condition. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for the unexpected. </li></ul><ul><li>Don ’ t take chances / risks / shortcuts. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that you wear the appropriate PPE - Personal Protective Equipment for the job that you are performing. </li></ul><ul><li>Always expect your T&E to fail - and position your body accordingly. </li></ul><ul><li>Always follow the Safety Rules that pertain to the task at hand. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Safety Training If you conduct Safety Training - Your goal should be to ensure that your People take something away that they can use and benefit from – either in their Workplace or at Home.
  17. 17. My Safety Offerings for Supervisors Supervisor - Safety Training <ul><li>Make sure that you know and understand the Safety Topic prior to conducting / presenting. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage and expect 2-way communication when conducting Work Group Safety Training - Get your People involved! </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently use Visual Aides to communicate your Safety Message. Used correctly, it is a great Safety Training Tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Train your People in Safety Topics that apply directly to what they do and what they need to know in order to perform their job safely. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize Safety Performance – both Individually and as a Team. </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement your Safety Training with outside Safety Experts - such as local Vendors, Fire Department, Safety Instructors, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>CONDUCT SAFETY TRAINING.....WITH A PASSION! </li></ul>
  18. 18. My Safety Offerings to Supervisors Supervisor - Safety Communications <ul><li>Walk your Safety Talk - Your People must see you do what you say. </li></ul><ul><li>How you communicate with your People regarding Safety - will determine the type of Safety Message your People hear and how well they accept it. </li></ul><ul><li>If you promise one of your People that you will look into their Safety Concern - then do so & timely. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a frequent Safety Voice - talk about Safety often and tell your People how they can benefit from it. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about Safety from your Heart - and mean it! </li></ul>
  19. 19. My Safety History <ul><li>Safety Leader of both Repair Divisions / Locations and HQ Office. </li></ul><ul><li>Taught many Safety Topics including - Pinch Point Safety, LOTO, PPE, Ergonomics, Welding and Electrical Safety, and Accident Investigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted numerous Accident Investigations attaining the goal of finding Root Cause(s) and prevented any reoccurrence. </li></ul><ul><li>Established working Safety relationships with Supervisors, Union Safety Reps, and Workers - and including them as part of the process. </li></ul><ul><li>Produced many Job Hazard Analysis in conjunction with Workforce - to identify and control all applicable job hazards. </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive experience in complying with California Environmental Rules & Regulations, and their impact on the workforce. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost complete with my Masters of Science in Occupational Safety and Health Degree @ Columbia Southern University. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Questions or Comments? Send them to me via “ Linked in ” I hope that this has helped you in some way - to Keep Your People Safe . Steve Wise