Presentation on theme: "THE SUPERVISOR’S ROLE IN SAFETY"— Presentation transcript:
1 THE SUPERVISOR’S ROLE IN SAFETY A Safety Prevention Course for Shipyard SupervisorsThis material was produced under grant SH20859SHO from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.11
2 Training Topics Importance of accident prevention Workers Compensation Your role as a supervisorInspiring safe behaviorTraining your teamYou set the example!Hazard Assessment and ControlAccident investigationLegal ResponsibilitiesSummary
3 Importance Of Accident Prevention Loss of productionAccident prevention costsRe-training costsEquipment /material damageLower moralePain and sufferingIt’s the human thing to do!!
4 Worker’s Compensation Supervisors Role In Safety3/25/2017Worker’s CompensationWhat is workers compensation?What are the benefits?Physician Pre-designationAvoiding/Reporting injuriesFraudGetting more info on workers compSummary
5 Supervisors Role In Safety 3/25/2017What is Workers Comp?Created Over 85 yrs. Ago to Provide Benefits for Injured EmployeesOverhauled in 1993 to address soaring premiums and costs.Weekly Benefit raised from a max of 330/wk. to 490/wk. (Tax Free)Cash Benefit Paid after 3rd day of inability to work*Must accept/reject the claim in 90 days
6 Supervisors Role In Safety 3/25/2017What Are The Benefits?Medical treatmentCash paymentsTemporary Disability payments (Industrial leave etc..)Permanent Disability Payments if you can’t completely recoverRehabilitation servicesDeath Benefits
7 Physician Pre-Designation Supervisors Role In Safety3/25/2017Physician Pre-DesignationForm must be completed prior to injuryAllows employees personal physician to treatPhysician decides:What type of what light duty work can be doneWhen you return to workRefers you to specialists if necessaryChiropractors can be pre-designated also*
8 Avoiding/Reporting Injuries Supervisors Role In Safety3/25/2017Avoiding/Reporting InjuriesFollow all Safety GuidelinesContact Safety Section with SuggestionsReport Unsafe Working ConditionsQuestion Extremely Hazardous SituationsReport all injuries immediatelyFill out Minor Injury form for less serious injuriesSupervisors need to investigate all injuries
9 Supervisors Role In Safety 3/25/2017FraudKnowingly files claim for injury that didn’t occurFelony5 years State Prison$50,000 Fine
10 Supervisors Role In Safety 3/25/2017Fraud ConsequencesIn Fiscal Year , the district attorneys reported a total of:560 arrestsDistrict attorneys prosecuted 1,090 cases with 1,221 suspects555 convictionsRestitution of $23,767,448
11 Worker’s Compensation Summary Supervisors Role In Safety3/25/2017Worker’s Compensation SummaryKeep abreast of your rightsDevelop Safe Work HabitsReport injuries within 24hrsNever file false claims.
12 Your Role As A Supervisor! Supervisors play a key roleSupervisors must handle many challengesThis session reviews these practices to assist you as a supervisor
13 Your Role In Accident Prevention Training your teamCommunicating withRole ModelingEnforcing the rulesCoaching your teamConducting hazard assessmentsConducting accident investigations
15 Creating A Safety Culture Organizational systemsPolicies and proceduresHiring practicesTraining practicesPhysical EnvironmentHazardsFacilitiesTools and equipmentPeopleNormsSkills and knowledgeTeam characteristics
16 Coaching Your Team Establish clear expectations Recognize good performance and behaviorCouncil performance and behavior that does not meet expectationsFocus on behaviors and not on attitudesRole model performance and behaviorAsk for improvement ideas
17 Training Your Team Be prepared Explain what is in it for your trainee Provide context… how does what they are learning fit into the “big picture”Put task into digestible chunksPractice, practice, practice!Provide on-going feedback
18 The Characteristics of a Good Trainer PreparedFlexibleGood listenerPositive attitudeMakes others feel comfortableGives positive feedbackConfidentSpeaks clearlyOrganizedApproachablePatienceUses a consistent approachReads their participant(s)Knowledgeable
19 Remember… I do it normal, I do it slow, You do it with me, Then off you go!
20 You Set The Example Follow all the rules Encourage all management to follow all the rules.The “little things” count as much as the “big things”No exceptionsBe consistent and don’t play favoritesYour team will watch you and if your words don’t match your deeds will ignore your words!
21 Hazard Assessment And Control Effective Safety and Health Management Systems have a procedure that is used to identify, assess and control safety and health hazards. The results of hazard analyses are considered in determining:Interim MeasuresEngineering ControlsAdministrative ControlsPersonal Protective Equipment
22 Hazard AssessmentA Hazard Assessment is a written, formal appraisal of the safety risks that exist within a workplace.A Hazard Assessment is often performed by the safety team during a walk-through.
23 Job Safety AnalysisA Job Safety Analysis is an organized approach that involves the worker and supervisor or safety technician taking the following steps:Observing the taskBreaking the task down into activities or stepsAnalyzing each step for safety or operational needsRecommending procedures to meet those needs
24 Accident Investigation Below are the three reasons we should always investigate an accident:Find the causePrevent similar accidentsProtect company interests
25 Accident Investigation Process A thorough accident investigation process is:Control the sceneGather dataAnalyze dataWrite the final reportImplement corrective action
26 Supervisor’s Legal Responsibilities You have an ethical and moral duty as a supervisor for workplace safetyYou have a legal duty as a supervisor for workplace safetyCal OSHA/Federal OSHA
27 Management’s Specific Responsibilities Supervisors Role In Safety3/25/2017Management’s Specific ResponsibilitiesKeep a safe and healthy workplaceProvide a safe work environment including training, ample protection, safety equipment and hazard communicationEvaluate workplace hazardsInvestigate and address safety and environmental hazardsFollow local, state and federal government laws regarding safety and the environmentKeep accurate records of workplace injuries and illnesses as well as near missesRecord medical treatment beyond first aidAssign proper personnel to manage the SHMS, including document and control.
28 Examples of Federal OSHA Criminal Penalties Supervisors Role In Safety3/25/2017Examples of Federal OSHA Criminal PenaltiesMisdemeanors and death$250,000 for the individual$500,000 for the corporationKnowingly Providing a False Statement$10,000 fineImprisonment up to 6 months
29 Examples of California OSHA Criminal Penalties Supervisors Role In Safety3/25/2017Examples of California OSHA Criminal PenaltiesKnowing or negligent violation$5,000 fineImprisonment up to 6 monthsRepeat violation which “creates a real and apparent hazard$15,000 fineImprisonment up to 1 year$150,000 if a corporationFailure to timely abate which “creates a real and apparent hazard”
30 California Case Study 2 Charged in Workers’ Deaths at Dairy 2 Charged in Workers’ Deaths at DairyIn what is believed to be California's first manslaughter prosecution in a farm case, Patrick J. Faria, a dairyman, and Alcino Sousa Nunes, a dairy foreman, were charged with the involuntary manslaughter of two workers that fainted from waste fumes and then drowned in a pool of liquid manure.The dairy, Faria, and Nunes were also charged with multiple felony safety violations including not providing adequate training and respiratory equipment, and not testing for or eliminating hazardous gases.The dairy faced up to a $1.5 million fine, while Nunes and Faria each faced $250,000 in fines and a maximum prison term of four years, if convicted.Nunes entered into a pretrial plea agreement.Faria went to trial and was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter.(Los Angeles Times, B1, 2/15/03)(34 O.S.H. Rep. (BNA) 988 (2004))
31 California Case StudySafety Officer, General Manager Charged in 2001 Chico ExplosionIn the second felony case bring pursued by the Worker Safety Circuit Prosecutor Project, Northern Lights Mechanical and its two employees, Howard Jacobsen and Bob Derrick, have each been charged with six felony violations of California Labor Code §6425(a) in connection to a sludge tank explosion.Derrick, the on-site safety officer, was charged for his alleged failure to perform assigned duties, and Jacobsen, the general manager for Northern Lights, for his failure to ensure that safety standards were adhered to.One worker was killed and another was permanently impaired when static electricity ignited remnant fumes within the tank.Both Jacobsen and Derrick face jail sentences of up to 18 years each plus $2.55 million in fines, but the prosecuting Worker Safety Circuit Prosecutor Project attorney (Kyle Hedum) has stated that maximum sentences are unlikely.Northern Lights faces $15.3 million in fines and DOSH-proposed penalties of nearly $250, (Cal-OSHA Reporter, v.29, n.19, 5/10/02)
32 SummarySupervisors play a key role in creating a safe work environmentYour job is to:Inspire your teamTrain your teamSet the example!Conduct hazard assessmentsConduct accident investigationsYour legal responsibility is to comply with Federal and California OSHA regulationsThis material was produced under grant SH20859SHO from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.