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Safety Stand Down – Together We Will Make the Difference. Safety Stand Down. Introduction Working together in a cooperative and collaborative manner will improve work place health and safety in the oil and gas industry Together, we will make the difference in reducing injuries and illness

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Safety Stand Down – Together We Will Make the Difference

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  • Working together in a cooperative and collaborative manner will improve work place health and safety in the oil and gas industry

  • Together, we will make the difference in reducing injuries and illness

  • Together, we will make the difference in controlling the risks and hazards that we face every day

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Why Our Industry

  • Since 1990 there has been a significant increase in the use of contractors

  • Over the past 10 years a large number of experienced workers, supervisors, managers and contractors have retired

  • A shift in responsibility and risk from the operating companies to the contractor population

  • An increase in the understanding of the legal obligations has forced all parties to change their approach to working in a contract environment

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What can we do to ensure we are working together to make a difference?

  • Plan for Safety

  • Prepare

  • Two-Way Communication

  • Stop work to manage change

  • Joint Evaluation

  • Continuous Improvement

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Plan for Safety

  • Describe the work to be complete – ensure all parties understand the work to be done

  • Allow contractors to obtain a full understanding of the work required

  • Specify H&S Requirements before the work begins

  • Cooperative identify the risks

  • All parties need to have input into the work schedule

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  • Select the employees and contracts that have the necessary experience, qualifications and capability to undertake the activities in question safely

  • Document and communicate purpose and responsibilities

  • Clarify expectations and set all people and parties up for success

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Two Way Communication

  • Provide all stakeholders with the most current information so that they may choose wisely to take on the work or decline

  • Hold pre-job meetings to answer questions and determine how risks and hazards will be controlled

  • Encourage and reward pro-active efforts to prevent injury or illness – for example audits, training, or inspections

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Stop Work to Manage Change

  • There is a strong correlation between incidents and changes on the worksite

  • Hold on site meeting before the work begins and on an ongoing basis at the start of the various stages of the work being performed.

  • Have a plan to manage change and implement it – when work place parties know they can stop unsafe work the and have a plan and process to deal with the issue they are more productive

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Joint Evaluation

  • Evaluate the workplace with a 3600 perspective

  • Accept the assistance of qualified contractors to identify opportunities for improvement and increased safety

  • Improve worksite safety through a sharing of the actions to take to reduce injury or illness

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Continuous Improvement

  • Hold a post job meeting to discuss all aspects of the work or project

  • Instill a process to learn and improve the system to prevent injury and illness

  • Use learning to improve the training, competence and qualifications of your organization, personnel and contractors

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  • Cooperation and collaboration are the key to improving workplace health and safety performance

  • Communication and control of risks and hazards is most effective when all workplace parties conduct those action together

  • Working together to comply with legal obligations and meet workplace agreements will make the difference in injury and illness prevention