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Language barriers, cultural differences, Hazard Recognition, Behavioral Observations, and securing employee “buy-in” are just some of the many factors we must consider when designing and implementing our safety program. Employing one continuous thought process from job planning through completion while bridging the language gap, provides employees with a greater understanding of their safety responsibilities. This workshop was developed for all employees within an organization and by using the icon-based S.O.S. System©, Hazard Recognition and Behavioral Observations will be greatly enhanced.
All employees will benefit by becoming more proficient at recognizing hazards and making effective workplace Observations. This workshop targets General Managers, SH&E Managers, Risk Managers, Loss Prevention Managers, SH&E Reps & Committee Members, Operating Staff and employees in general.
- Learning how our attitudes affect our behavior;
- Understanding why employees seem to “miss” the everyday hazards around us;
- Discussing the roles of the Job Safety (Hazard) Analysis, Tailgate (Toolbox) Safety Meetings, and Observation and Intervention process;
- Introduce the S.O.S. System© and why it can enhance the current JSA and BBS systems being used within a company;
- How the icon-based S.O.S. System© reduces language difficulties;
- Gain greater knowledge of how to enhance Hazard Recognition and Control and Behavioral Observations in the workplace.
The S.O.S. System© was designed to simplify the tailgate safety meeting, pre-job meeting, JSA, JHA, JSEA, and BBS systems while increasing their effectiveness and reducing language difficulties. There are ten situations which either cause or are a contributing cause in almost all incidents. Participants learn the icon-based system in a memory format, and through discussions understand what category of hazards each icon represents in their own workplace. Participants learn to use the icons in a similar manner as a pilot uses a pre-flight checklist. However, since the icons are taught in a memory system, the need for carrying additional forms, etc. is eliminated. By employing the checklist concept, employees do not overlook the routine hazards which cause most of our incidents. The same “Ten-Point System” is then used as a basis for the Behavioral Observation Process. By using one simple system from planning through completion of the job, employees become much more effective in their safety applications.