Presentation on theme: "How a Health and Safety Professional can be an asset to your operation."— Presentation transcript:
How a Health and Safety Professional can be an asset to your operation
What a Health and Safety professional can bring to your Operation. Reduction of Injuries and Loss. Going from Reactive to Pro-active. Keep you in compliance with Legislation.
Injury Reduction Help select and design training programs that create competent workers. Work with Operations in identifying workplace hazards. Assist in developing work methods that will reduce the risk of injuries.
Injury Reduction Determine the true causes of an incident Build programs to prevent or reduce the severity of injuries Build return to work programs for injured workers
Assist Operations to go from Reactive to Proactive Identify the causes of potential loss. Put corrective actions in place prior to loss occurring. Less time spent dealing with the aftermath of an accident: Worker cannot return to regular duties Incident investigation Repair Dealing with Compliance Officers
What is in it for my company to reduce injuries or equipment loss An incident that involved two rail cars and the Rail Mover jumped a track cost : Rerailment cost: $70,000 -$100,000 Approximately 40 hours of investigation time: $4,000 The loss of productivity was estimated to two time cost of the incident.
Keeping in compliance with legislation OHS administrative tickets and fines Administrative fine $10,000 per day to the company $100-$500 for Administrative tickets to the worker
Keeping in compliance with legislation If Fined after a severe incident… ○ (a) First offence: ○ (i) to a fine of not more than $ and in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine of not more than $ for each day during which the offence continues after the first day or part of a day, or ○ (ii) to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to both fines and imprisonment, and
Keeping in compliance with legislation If Fined after a severe incident… ○ (b) Second offence: ○ (i) to a fine of not more than $ and in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine of not more than $ for each day or part of a day during which the offence continues after the first day, or ○ (ii) to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months.
Other regulatory bodies Alberta Transportation Alberta Energy Regulator Alberta Environment ABSA Environment Canada Transportation of Dangerous Goods All these Regulatory bodies could remove operation licenses and/or issues fines.
How to select a Health and Safety Professional Evaluate your company’s culture Determine level of risk Industries: Complexity of the process Level of involvement from the management group: Hands-on management very visible or more independent Evaluate the type of Workers: Labourer versus Gas plant Operator Construction versus retail
Types of safety professionals; what’s the difference? Process Safety Engineer National Construction Safety Officer Canadian Registered Safety Professional Occupational Nurse Medic
Types of safety professionals; what’s the difference? My humble opinion: Interview the person for their personality Do they like people? What is their vision of Health and Safety? Do they have experience in your industry? Team player? Leader? Do they like to coach? Do they like to learn? Can they convince? Will they make an effort to “Seek first to understand and then seek to be understood”
How to continue improvement The Management Team and Health and Safety advisor must continually: Learn from their investigation. Reassess any changes to the organization: ○ New processes ○ New technologies ○ New social trends ○ Changes in the environment ○ Changes in the work force
In Summary The right Health and Safety Professional can be a great asset. They can: Reduce injuries Reduce costs Become pro-active Give a company a competitive edge against competitors.
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