When an accident happens, some degree of confusion generally follows. If the person tasked to perform the root cause investigation does not know how to perform such an investigation, then a good fact-finding that lessens the likelihood of such an accident occurring again becomes much less likely.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- The interplay between OHSA and Workers Compensation
- Components of a safety plan
- Why you are required to do investigations in accidents and near miss situations
- Indicators of professional investigations
- Policies, procedures and protocols to have in place
- What to do if an accident happens
- What part of a safety plan is the emergency plan?
- Emergency response preparedness analysis - Planning for people, places and things
- Using continuity of operations practices to safeguard your business
- The psychology of emergencies
- The one thing you must do or your plan is merely a stack of paper
- Corporate, Supervisors, and Employees: Who is responsible for what?
- Where workplace violence fits in
- What to know about domestic violence spilling over into the workplace
- Safety planning doesn't stop at publication of the Safety Plan: how to involve employees
- What about visitors, vendors, customers, etc.? Managing their safety
- What a safety plan can and can't do
The goal of a good safety department is to send every employee home safe everyday and no job is more important than that. No employer wants to find out the hard way that their safety processes and plans had weaknesses.
Good safety procedures can heighten safety awareness on a daily basis and cause safety to be in the front of everyone's minds, every day. Because even one person working unsafely can pose a hazard to many co-workers. The presence of solid safety protocols also lessens the probability of an accident occurring as unsafe conditions are more likely discovered before an accident occurs. The fact is, either an employer can instill good fact-finding processes to uncover unsafe working conditions, or the only other way to determine unsafe working conditions will come from the occurrence of repeated accidents.
Who will Benefit
- Anyone who is a new safety professional. Or those who may not be a safety professional by title or trade per se, but do have responsibilities for safety in the workplace
- Plant Managers, Managers, Branch Managers, Store Managers, HR Generalists, HR Managers, Business Owners, Safety "Team Captains"
Having a safe workplace is not just something you "have to do", but something an employer "wants to do" because maintaining a safe workplace is a serious ethical responsibility.
Most employers care greatly for providing a safe place to work for their employees and sincerely want to discover and rectify unsafe conditions before an accident happens.
However auditing safety functions can be a daunting task. There are safety compliance requirements that an employer has to meet, and it can be hard enough to audit and plan, even for a seasoned safety professional. Yet these days, more often than not, the person responsible for safety is not a safety professional, has many other job duties, and struggles with how to begin.