Online Safety Community

Our organization has a team of safety monitors, we set goals and measure ourselves against our targets monthly, we review our measurements against the industry, we perform reenactments of incidents, and we use positive reinforcement with a safety recognition program, among other things I'm overlooking I am sure. Still, we are struggling this year with our safety performance, and in fact are having a very rough year.

The recognition program does not seem to have much influence on our outcome, but I fear that implementing disciplinary action will deter employees from reporting incidents and near misses. One thing that might be worth noting is that 79% of our workforce is over age 45. Additionally, we find that over 60% of our TRIR's are a result of inattentiveness. Other root cause categories that we use are inadequate equipment/tools, lack of physical capability, inadequate design, hearing conservation, and unknown.

I am looking for ideas that we might use to enhance our program, get employees motivated to be safe, and overall to improve the program so that less people are getting hurt at work.

Views: 2210

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

At the company I used to work for we implemented a points incentive program, it seemed to work very well. If you reported and CORRECTED a hazardous condition, or near miss you recieved points that could be used towards various prizes that were work related: workwear, car maintenance (have to be able to get back and forth to work), and tools. This worked especially well with the more experienced personell, they really appreciated the acknowledgement for going that extra step. One thing I have tried here recently is encuraging the youger workforce to pick a mentor. The knowledge our more experienced workforce carries is a wealth of information. and the more experienced workers take pride in showing off their abilities to the younger workers. Hope this helps, have a great day!
Thank you Kelley, that is great input. I really like the idea of the points system. I'm going to see if we can give that a try.
Jason,
Thank you for the input. We have tried to have our Sr. Managers hand out snacks to employees performing work in a safe manner, but I am not sure that they are the right people to do it, since they are very busy trying to run the business. Maybe it should be our safety monitors rewarding for safe behaviors. Thanks for the idea!

RSS

Take our poll!

Take our poll!

Forum

safety equipments in breweries 4 Replies

safety equipments in breweries -- kindly provide detailsContinue

Started by ajit. Last reply by Jen McDade yesterday.

Unusual Safety Tips 10 Replies

Please share some unusual but genuine safety precautions.My unusual safety tips - Don't drink sweet fruity juice while driving in the night as it contains sugar and sugar slows down your blood…Continue

Started by Arnold Brame. Last reply by Jen McDade yesterday.

Safety products 9 Replies

While working or at some work stations, employees are exposed to threats or at times suffer severe injuries. The safety of the employee should be the foremost priority. Safety equipment aids help in…Continue

Tags: equipments, and, products

Started by Enna Henry. Last reply by Jen McDade yesterday.

Talend Application Integration

APPLICATION INTEGRATION:Talend ESB and Application Integration delivers agile real-time integration of applications and data.Heterogeneous Application and Data IntegrationTalend’s open source ESB…Continue

Tags: york, new, certification, training, talend

Started by nicolewells on Friday.

Workplace health and safety Signs 4 Replies

You cannot ignore the importance of safety signs at your workplace. There is no scope to underestimate the important to health and…Continue

Tags: Prohibition, Workplace, Warning, Signs, Safety

Started by healthandsafetysigns. Last reply by Jen McDade Sep 17.

Badge

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Safety Community.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service