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February Safety

Safety
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Tonya Somerville

on 22 February 2013

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Transcript of February Safety

to identify potential hazards and risks, and take proactive steps to prevent accidents and injuries. Our Goal is... Managers have responsibility for providing a safe and healthy work environment and for supporting the health and safety program. They implement & sustain an effective EHS & W throughout the organization - With the help of the managers and employees, we can achieve the goal of a safe work place. Terms Hazard-is a situation that has a potential for something to cause harm Risk-The likelihood that the hazard will actually cause harm. ie: An employee climbing a ladder that has been placed on uneven ground. ie: The person on the ladder that has been placed on uneven ground has to reach far to the side to change a light bulb. In this example, the likelihood that the ladder will shift has significantly increased. Part of the hazard and risk assessment is to evaluate the risks and apply certain controls. A control is an action or practice that will reduce, limit or eliminate the risk -Eliminate the ladder by changing the bulb with a long-handled tool
-Substitute the ladder with a mobile scaffold
-Remove the problem of the uneven floor by using a different kind of ladder
-Have a fellow employee stabilize the ladder
-Use PPE like a fall-arrest harness. Hazard & Risk Assessment What are some controls we can put in place to reduce the risk on the ladder? All of these controls lessen the amount of risk represented by the hazard. Even with a Hazard and Risk Management policy, and with safety training programs in place, accidents and injuries can still happen. When they do, ADT will conduct an investigation. The investigation is meant to find the root cause of the incident, and to make recommendations to prevent additional accidents. When is an accident reported? The accident should be reported immediately and at minimum by the end of the "work shift." It should be reported no matter how slight the injury and even if the accident did not result in an injury. Your job is to report it, not to decide whether it should be reported. -If you notice any kind of hazard in your workspace or that of a fellow employee, you have the responsibility to take action. Taking action may include: Taking Action -Correcting the hazard yourself if qualified to do so -Asking a fellow employee to correct it -Reporting it to your supervisor Each employee is responsible for immediately reporting ALL incidents. They are also required to perform an assessment of hazards and risks associated with their work activities, taking appropriate and preventative actions as necessary, properly using and maintaining assigned control measures such as participating in EHS&W training programs and taking personal responsibility for his/her safety and well being of their coworkers and the public. -Always consider your own safety first and your ability to deal with a hazardous situation. -Never take actions to remove or reduce a hazard if you are not qualified to do so -Stay within the limits of your training and know when to call for help Questions If you discover a potential hazard in the workplace, you should: A. Ignore it; it's the job of the safety officer to deal with
B. Report it, if you are unable or not qualified to correct it
C. Assess the risk, and then decide what corrective action-if any-that you can safely take
D. Correct the hazard, if it is safe to do so, and you are qualified to do so It doesn't matter how slight an injury might seem to you. Your job is to report it, not to decide whether it should be reported. True or False January Toolbox Talks -Defensive Driving
-First Aid
-Bloodborne Pathogens Minutes -YakTraks
-Booties for sales reps February Fall Prevention Month Toolbox Talks -Fall Protection
-Reaching Wire & Other Equipment in Attics LMS The role of the safety team is to establish the framework for the EHS&W process, and to actively engage with management in developing, implementing, & sustaining the process -Decision Driving or Working at Heights Participation Mandatory of all team members
Managers need to ensure completion Incident Review 1.) Employee's vehicle was stuck. Employee got out of the vehicle to assess the situation and fell on some ice. Medical treatment and resulted in three days of lost time. 2.) Employee was prospecting and slipped on some ice. There was no injury reported. Employee was issued Yaktraks. 3.) Employee exited the office after dark, and stepped into a pothole. Resulted in a sore ankle. No medical treatment needed. 4.) Employee was installing an alarm system and cut finger with linesman pliers. First aid was administered. No medical treatment. No lost time. MV Accidents 1.) Employee's van was in the shop. Was driving a rental. Employee was rear ended in rush hour traffic. No personal injuries reported. -Scan over MV Inspections and Facility Inspections. -E-mail job site inspection dates -Managers need to complete their quarterly vehicle inspections -Bi-annual Ladder Safety Inspections need to be completed -I have created new safety trackers for each office. Toolbox talks and LMS training have changed. Individual team participation Opinions/Suggestions Conference call format Some sort of training every meeting Completing LMS and Toolbox talks during Team Meetings March Warehouse Safety Roles Sales Identify hazards in the field and communicate with Pre-Bid Job Assessments and verbally. Apply controls if applicable. Technicians Identify hazards in the field and apply controls to reduce risk if qualified, report the hazard if not. Managers Complete job site safety inspections and review hazards and risks with employees and the channels they have available to them. Investigate all incidents. Office Personnel Complete orientation training as necessary. Identify and correct hazards in the office if qualified. Toolbox Talks Hand and Arm Protection
Occupational Injury/Illness Reporting LMS Decision Driving or Working at Heights Topics Ladder Inspections
Hazardous Material
Accident/Injury Reporting
Housekeeping Closed Loop Tracker
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