Presentation on theme: "Creating a Positive Safety Culture and Outstanding Safety Performance Jim ODell Safety Manager, Kipper Tool Company (C) Jim O'Dell 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Creating a Positive Safety Culture and Outstanding Safety Performance Jim ODell Safety Manager, Kipper Tool Company (C) Jim O'Dell 2013
Is your Safety something like this?
Background Safety Professional since 2002 Helped change the culture of two vastly different companies Both are award-winning and share World Class figures Safe downsize and eventual closure of previous employers local location Compassionate for people
Metrics of each 2001: 4 REC (1 DART) 2002: 6 REC (2 DART) 2003 – 2007: 1 REC each year local (helped improve North American region safety 87%) 2007: 19 REC (6 DART) 2008: 26 REC (3 DART) 2009: 3 REC (1 DART) 2010 – 2012: 1 REC Industry average: 6.2 REC EMR below 1% three years running Dates of last events: Aug 29, 2011 REC Sept 15, 2009 DART
First steps Thorough inspection of facility Talking directly with workers – Letting them know you are accessible Review the past; identify top three needs Report to directors immediate needs
First steps Communication –M–More Communication –M–More Communication! What type is key! How it is presented is key! Have fun and be serious
Communications Monday – Compliance based or significant safety event regionally Wednesday – Comical unsafe photos with commentary Thursday – Health and Wellness Friday – Darwin Award type along with commentary Each brings with it a TAKE 2-ish message, and brings it back to what we do here, and quite often, to home
First steps continued New Hire Orientation – personally Training – Select training dates monthly – Stick to schedule (make it accessible) – Know the audience – Managers and/or 19 yr olds? Style matters graphic – Interactive, high-energy, graphic at first – Always bring it back to home, always
First steps continued Track and champion improvements Coaching employees vs. telling them – Positive sandwich – Why it matters personally to them – Have empathy though be firm Disciplinary Action
Significant impact events Safety Glasses requirement – Put on safety Cut Resistant Gloves – Why it is important to have fingers! first aid / close call Root Cause Analysis of each first aid / close call – Post findings and share with huddle meetings – To prevent future occurrence Emergency planning – Get home each and every day
Track safe days Celebrate first milestone – Invite family members, partners, local CoC members, and your WC rep! – Get prizes for FREE! – Put in local media Celebrate next milestones Significant impact events
Have FUN! Hazard Communication / Globally Harmonized System Training
Health Fairs at NO COST Silly Socks for Safety (yes it works for adults, too) Costume days, tailgate parties, dragonboat Random prizes, Jeopardy!, weird facts Making fun (and giving) of yourself, too! Have FUN!
We are the spark though our actions We must interact in fun ways We set the tone –Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun - Colleen Barrett –I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be. - Martha Washington ( ) Have FUN!
Safety leaders at floor level I care about you cards Story-telling as part of training Meerkat safety (interdependence) More at-home safety and health messages Always coaching and reporting Ongoing efforts
Share the good news 200 days 750 days Calendar year 1000 days 500 days
Question and Answer Thank you for your time! I hope this was a valuable resource. Jim ODell