If any of the following symptoms look familiar to you, your approach to safety management is likely not protecting you from needless injuries and unwanted surprises:
- Your accident rate is either not acceptable or has plateaued.
- Workers lack a meaningful role in safety activities such as procedure development, inspections, incident investigations, corrective action management or safety problem identification and resolution.
- Safety inspections, work observations, accident investigations, safety meetings, etc. are typically performed by safety staff, if they are performed at all.
- The safety supervisor/staff (not line management) is seen as the leader of, and responsible for, the organizational safety effort.
- The majority of corrective actions are generated by the safety staff or via outside audits rather than by managers and workers.
- Corrective actions frequently fall through the cracks or become delinquent.
- Corrective actions typically address localized conditions or worker behavior issues rather than root causes and safety system deficiencies.
- Repeat incidents occur routinely.
- Safety promotions such as contests, incentives, awareness programs, and behavior-based safety (BBS) initiatives are initiated with great fanfare then fail when the anticipated long-term results are not sustainable (i.e., a “flavor-of-the-month” approach).
- Safety committees exist but add little value and their meetings are often little more than gripe sessions.
All of these symptoms are avoidable and this webinar will outline how to build a strategic safety system that eliminates these typical problems, and, at the same time, ensures cost-effective, sustainable and continuously improving safety performance.