Works Safely:People Cause Accidents • No protective equipment • No lockdown/tagout • Dangerous shortcuts • Working too fast • Taking chances • Cowboys/girls
SAFETY Carelessness Costs! Oregon Workers Comp Paid in 2003: • Total $296 Million • Average Claim Cost Over $13K Safety Pays!
SAFETY Who is responsible for safety? YOU! Lead from where you are!
SAFETY What is the most effective thing YOU do to create a safe workplace?
SAFETY Create A Safety Culture • Learn from yourself and others • Educate yourself and others • Advocate for safety • Demonstrate your commitment
SAFETY Learn from Yourself and Others • Look at future risks • Evaluate your current program • Analyze your accident/injury history • Research attitudes about safety • Network with others
SAFETY Educate Yourself & Others • Use educational resources • APWA • OR OSHA • T2 • Train your people in what matters • Formal training classes • On the job training • Job site safety inspections • Active coaching • Use your safety committees
SAFETY Advocate for Safety • Know your constituents • Tune into WIFM • Honey attracts more flies than vinegar • Make your safety program AAA • Appealing • Appropriate • Action oriented • Be a Thoroughbred – Not a Nag!
SAFETY Demonstrate Your Commitment • Set Goals • Make a plan • Work your plan • Show commitment at all levels of the organization • Catch people doing something right – • Encourage them! • Catch people doing something wrong – • Correct them!
SAFETY Learn Educate Advocate Demonstrate Be a Leader – Save a Life!