Presentation on theme: "Risk Management & Safety Culture"— Presentation transcript:
1 Risk Management & Safety Culture Stewart Ellenberg, ARM-PCity of Boulder Risk Manager
2 Risk Management’s Mission Protection of Entity AssetsEmployeesBuildings & ContentsCashReputationAssist departments in getting their job done.Not here to tell you how to do your job.Won’t say “No” if it isn’t illegal, immoral, or really stupid.
3 “Culture” definition… “The behavior and beliefs that are characteristic of a group.”
4 What did these companies have in common in 2010? Massey EnergyBritish Petroleum
10 A recent peer review of the fire … “Basic mistake in fire scene management.”“Disgraceful.”“Prehistoric approach.”
11 Are you rehearsing for the big one? If you look at a fatal accident or serious injury, the possibility that the circumstances leading up to the event had never happened before, but just happened today, is possible but usually very unlikely.
12 Safety Culture Failures ChernobylContinental Flight 2574Spaceship ChallengerSpaceship ColumbiaFukushima nuclear plant meltdown – “pervading culture of complacency over safety.”
13 What are you worried about right now with your operation? Staff MemberDangerous conditionQuestionable practice or procedure
15 What is Safety Culture?“Safety Culture” is an inherent value system, owned by both organizations and individuals, that places a high priority on being safe in all we do.
16 What does “safety culture” mean? “Making sure people are not injured ishow we do things around here.”
17 What can you do to improve the safety culture at your entity?
18 Leadership is Essential Senior managers should instill “safety is a value” to all employees and design a safety vision.
19 Safety Culture - THE ESSENTIALS Safety meetingsSafety committees
20 THE ESSENTIALS continued… Giving feedback on safety performance, either good or bad, is the best action you can undertake.Discipline supervisors who fail to discipline employees for violations of safety rules.Timely safety training to new and recently transferred employees.Promote wellness programs
21 THE ESSENTIALS continued… Annual safety performance evaluations.A pro-active culture that searches for ways to prevent an incident from occurring.Investigate accidents involving minor injuries and “near-hits”.
22 Why improve your safety culture? Deliver the best services you can to your customers.Reputation management.Saves time and money.It is the right thing to do for your staff, their families and the public.