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Presentation on theme: "CHICKALOON VILLAGE SAFETY OBSERVATIONS AND ACCIDENT REPORTING Created and Presented by : Chelsea Jean Leppanen."— Presentation transcript:


2 FROM THE RULEBOOK  The safety rules and procedures are devolved to assist in achieving job safety by having no employee accidents. Some of the rules are OSHA requirements. For this reason every employee is expected to abide by the safety rules and procedures at all times.

3 GENERAL  Employees must follow the safety policy rules and procedures established by Chickaloon Village. Violations may result in disciplinary action which could include termination.  Employees should report any equipment or condition considered to be unsafe as well as what they consider to be unsafe work practices. This type of information should be reported to their supervisor or another member of management.

4 ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION:  Every personal injury, accident, illness, property damage, and vehicle accident will be investigated by the department director or the supervisor in charge of the department. The investigation will be recorded on the accident investigation report. Every report will be reviewed by the executive director, human resources manager and safety coordinator.  Personal injury or illness will be recorded on OSHA log 200. The completed accident investigation report will be reviewed during the monthly supervisory safety meetings.

5 ACCIDENT REPORTING AND DISCUSSIONS:  An employee should report any accident or injury, regardless of how minor. To their supervisor immediately.  All inquiries concerning an incident/accident/injury or property damage should be referred to the supervisor.  The supervisor will investigate any personal injury, accident, property damage claim or vehicle accident associated with the job and will complete and accident investigation report. The purpose of this investigation is to assist in the preventing this type of mishap in the future. The employee will cooperate fully with their supervisor in this investigation.

6 ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  Management: Insure that each level of supervision and all employees are made aware of the safety program and the program is implemented. If personal protective equipment is required, it is available, correct for that exposure and employees are trained in its proper use. Correct any unsafe conditions brought to their attention by employees or supervisors. Support supervisors’ decisions that safety comes first. Assure that proper training is being provided, and that employees are working in a safe and healthy manner.

7 ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supervisors: Take immediate action to correct any unsafe conditions or action. Provide PPE, along with training for its use, and make certain it is worn when necessary. Assure that all machine guarding is in place and functioning properly. Promptly investigate and report all accidents and incidents. Issue warnings, per disciplinary procedures, for violations of Chick loon Village safety and health procedures.

8 ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  Employees: Report all accidents and incidents to the supervisor immediately. Report and unsafe conditions immediately. Obey all safety and health regulations as stated in the Chickaloon Village Safety Program. Attend all safety training that may be required

9 ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  Safety Coordinator/ Director: Assist and advise all levels of management in establishing an effective safety program.

10 HOW DO WE EFFECTIVELY FOLLOW THE SAFETY PROGRAM ?  Observe and Report!  Stop and ask is this safe? Have I planned my task out? Do I need any PPE? (Personal Protective Equipment) Is my PPE is good condition?

11 BEING A.W.A.R.E SAFETY OBSERVATIONS Organizations will not achieve sustained excellent results in safety without a process in place that understands risk exposure prior to an incident or injury.

12 ANNOUNCE  The first step in the process is to let the person you intend to observe know you are there. This initial contact sets the tone for the observation and resulting discussion. It is normal to wonder, "If they know I am there, they might do everything right." Wouldn't this be desirable? One of the goals should be to help create new habits, not to catch a rule violator. Another step of the methodology will reinforce this. However, if someone feels ambushed or spied on, how might trust be compromised? Make sure everyone you will observe, and even those nearby, is aware of the observation before you begin.

13 WATCH  After the individual is aware, you should spend your designated time watching the job task. What will you look for? Ideally the answer is, "Can the employee perform the task safely?" and "Do I see anything that concerns me?" Lean behavior-based safety processes identify what safe looks like by positively defining the significant few precautions employees can take to reduce the probability of incidents. Generally this is better received than an observation attempting to determine if rules are being abided. The purpose of observations should be to identify if workers can perform the task safely and proactively identify concerns that might increase the chances of an injury. This should not be used as a faultfinding, gotcha or catch-the-rule-breaker opportunity.

14 ASK  One of the most important aspects of an observation is determining why a precaution was or was not taken. This insight is one of the most effective mechanisms to affect behavior change and prioritize safety improvement initiatives. It is easy for all of us to become complacent with a task often performed. It is important the individual being observed recognizes the rationale for the decisions he is making, for both the ones that reduce risk exposure and the ones that introduce risk exposure. If you see a safe precaution being taken, or an exposure to risk, ask the most appropriate questions: Why did you do it that way? Is that the way you always do it? Do you feel safe doing it that way? Is there a safer way to do it? Were you trained to do it that way?

15 REINFORCE  Observations are an opportunity to specifically point out the positive things a person is doing for his own safety. Emphasis should be placed on reinforcing what the worker is doing right to ensure he is not just being lucky when it comes to injury prevention. If an individual has performed a discretionary precaution while performing his work, this is an excellent time to reinforce precisely what you observed him doing, and encourage him to continue. This helps change the common belief safe is defined by the lack of accidents rather than by what people do to control risk exposure.

16 EXPRESS CONCERN  When risk is identified during an observation, the language chosen to provide feedback is critical. Expressing concern is a preferred approach over stating someone is "at risk" and "unsafe." When you choose the latter examples, your opinions are introduced into the conversation often compromising trust and respect. If an observer states concern with how a task is performed, this offers a better chance for a conversation leading to an understanding of why risk is a part of the task.

17 HELP ME HELP YOU  By taking the time to observe your workplace this gives me a chance to monitor and better our safety levels in our work place.  Creating a safer and less stressful environment creates and over all happier setting at work

18 WHAT I NEED FROM YOU  To fill the Safety Observation sheet, everybody should be able to look around and see something that can be changed for the better, if somebody is acting unsafe and could cause harm to others or themselves or to the property, or if you see somebody going the extra mile doing a great job being safe and putting the extra step in let me now so we can acknowledge and possibly reward them

19 DELIVERY  You can either send them to me via inner office mail (I’m located in the accounting office), if not immediate bring them to our monthly meetings, or if you have a major concern email me so we can prevent any possible injury or illness.


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