5 Ways to Reduce Your Business Risk with Workplace Health & Safety Programs

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Business Risk with Workplace Health & Safety Programs

  1. 1. THE WEBINAR WILL BE BEGINNING SHORTLY with Kathleen Collins, Health & Safety Manager Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 12 pm to 12:45 pm EDT FOR AUDIO, YOU CAN USE EARPHONES OR YOUR COMPUTER SPEAKERS, OR YOU CAN DIAL IN TO THE TELECONFERENCE - TOLL-FREE: 1-877-669-3239 Event Number: 662 743 524 | Event Password: 987654 NEED HELP? WEBEX SUPPORT LINE: 1-866-863-3910 Workplace Health & Safety: 5 Ways to Reduce Your Business Risk
  2. 2. Outcomes from Today’s Webinar <ul><li>The impact of occupational injury on Human Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the impact of a fragmented Health & Safety Management System (HSMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Gain insight into the structure of functioning Health & Safety Management Systems (HSMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of on-the-job education and training </li></ul><ul><li>Future delivery mediums and how this will impact Health & Safety Management Systems (HSMS) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Impact on Human Capital Impact of a Fragmented HSMS Functional HSMS Job Education & Training New Technology & Training Mediums Conclusion
  4. 4. Impact on Human Capital <ul><li>Occupational illnesses and injuries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a significant impact on human capital performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are a global issue – they have a significant impact on the global economy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>According to the World Health Organization: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6,300 people die DAILY as a result of workplace accidents and disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.3 million deaths a year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>337 accidents occur on the job </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Impact on Human Capital - Canada <ul><li>According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (Nationally, 2009): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>799,296 claims were registered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>260,284 Loss Time Claims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>939 deaths as a result of occupational illness & injury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 deaths of workers between the ages of 15-19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23 deaths of workers between the ages of 20-24 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Impact on Human Capital Impact of a Fragmented HSMS Functional HSMS Job Education & Training New Technology & Training Mediums Conclusion
  7. 7. Impact of a Fragmented HSMS <ul><li>The consequences of employers not having a Health & Safety System in place are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human cost – daily adversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic burden – poor OHS practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lost time – replacement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production – interruption or shut downs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthcare cost – unnecessary burden to the system </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Impact of a Fragmented HSMS The consequences of human cost as a result of workplace accidents: <ul><li>Death </li></ul><ul><li>Amputation </li></ul><ul><li>Fractures </li></ul><ul><li>Strain </li></ul><ul><li>Pain </li></ul><ul><li>Discomfort </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological stress </li></ul><ul><li>Sociological stress </li></ul><ul><li>Strain on relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Disruption to social & recreational activities </li></ul><ul><li>Legal cost </li></ul><ul><li>Effect on family members </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of morale </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitalization </li></ul><ul><li>Medical expenses </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of future earnings </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of income </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Impact of a Fragmented HSMS Implications for Employers: <ul><li>Jail </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal record </li></ul><ul><li>Fines & penalties </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare costs </li></ul><ul><li>Legal costs </li></ul><ul><li>Stop work orders </li></ul><ul><li>Workers compensation costs </li></ul><ul><li>Retraining staff & replacement staff </li></ul><ul><li>Uncovered hospital costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation costs </li></ul><ul><li>First aid cost </li></ul><ul><li>Investigation cost </li></ul><ul><li>Material loss </li></ul><ul><li>Lay-offs/Production shutdown </li></ul><ul><li>EAP or counselling cost </li></ul>
  10. 10. Impact of a Fragmented HSMS CONTINUED - Implications for Employers: <ul><li>Clean-up/salvage cost </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment repair/replacement </li></ul><ul><li>Property/structural damage </li></ul><ul><li>Production loss </li></ul><ul><li>Production rework </li></ul><ul><li>Public relations </li></ul><ul><li>Trials </li></ul><ul><li>Inquests </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals </li></ul><ul><li>Disability management/RTW </li></ul><ul><li>Wage supplements </li></ul><ul><li>Continuation of benefits </li></ul>
  11. 11. Impact on Human Capital Impact of a Fragmented HSMS Functional HSMS Job Education & Training New Technology & Training Mediums Conclusion
  12. 12. Functional HSMS
  13. 13. Functional HSMS Continual Improvement
  14. 14. Functional HSMS <ul><li>Commitment Components: </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Safety Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Safety Management Objectives </li></ul>
  15. 15. Functional HSMS <ul><li>Planning Components: </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Education & Training (Hazard & Task Specific Training) </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Parties Roles & Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Health & Safety Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Purchasing </li></ul>
  16. 16. Functional HSMS <ul><li>Implementation Components: </li></ul><ul><li>Ergonomics </li></ul><ul><li>Ladder safety </li></ul><ul><li>Heat stress </li></ul><ul><li>Confined space </li></ul><ul><li>WHMIS/HAZCOM </li></ul><ul><li>Housekeeping </li></ul><ul><li>Propane </li></ul><ul><li>Violence & harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Driving safety </li></ul><ul><li>Fall arrest </li></ul><ul><li>Designated substances </li></ul><ul><li>Material handling </li></ul><ul><li>Sharps </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce wellness </li></ul>
  17. 17. Functional HSMS <ul><li>Evaluation Components: </li></ul><ul><li>Hazard reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled activity </li></ul><ul><li>Just-in-time delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Job safety/hazard assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Hazard analysis/assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace inspections </li></ul><ul><li>First aid </li></ul><ul><li>Early & safe return-to-work programs </li></ul>Just to name a few…
  18. 18. Functional HSMS <ul><li>Review Components: </li></ul><ul><li>Management review </li></ul><ul><li>Disability management review </li></ul><ul><li>JHSC review </li></ul><ul><li>Review of all components </li></ul>
  19. 19. Impact on Human Capital Impact of a Fragmented HSMS Functional HSMS Job Education & Training New Technology & Training Mediums Conclusion
  20. 20. Job Education & Training <ul><li>The overall goal of Health & Safety Education & Training Programs: </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of hazards in the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Understand how to work with the hazards safely </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what are the available controls to safely protect the worker from the hazard </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the consequences and risk associated with the hazard and their direct impact </li></ul>
  21. 21. Job Education & Training As workplaces become more complex, all workplace parties need to be aware of the new demands and have a greater understanding of risk and methods of prevention. OHS Education & Training Programs should be able to transmit the following:
  22. 22. Job Education & Training <ul><li>HSMS training programs should be inclusive of adult learning principals: </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing & hearing </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship to practical experience </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in the learning process </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Trying out ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Physical environment </li></ul>
  23. 23. Job Education & Training <ul><li>HSMS training programs should meet the following objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Information objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Skill objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Individual behavioural objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Social action objectives </li></ul>
  24. 24. Impact on Human Capital Impact of a Fragmented HSMS Functional HSMS Job Education & Training New Technology & Training Mediums Conclusion
  25. 25. New Technology & Training Mediums <ul><li>Technology will change operations training and make an impact in the workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>ELearning </li></ul><ul><li>MLearning </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>These are just some of the ways you can reach your staff. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Q & A
  27. 27. Kathleen Collins Health & Safety Manager Drake International [email_address] 1-416-216-1088 (direct) Jay Rosales Sr. Marketing Coordinator Drake International [email_address] 1-416-216-1070 (direct) Drake International: Web: www.drakeintl.com Blog: www.drakepulse.com Facebook Page: /drakeinternational Twitter: @drakeintl Our Contact Information
  28. 28. Q & A
  29. 29. Kathleen Collins Health & Safety Manager Drake International [email_address] 1-416-216-1088 (direct) Jay Rosales Sr. Marketing Coordinator Drake International [email_address] 1-416-216-1070 (direct) Drake International: Web: www.drakeintl.com Blog: www.drakepulse.com Facebook Page: /drakeinternational Twitter: @drakeintl Our Contact Information

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