Managing & Improving Your Boat Plant Safety Program Erik R. Wiborg Regulator Marine Inc. IBEX – September 29, 2010 Regulator Safety Program – Past Safety Record ► History ► OSHA Partnership Carolina Star Program ►NCOSH – Management - Employees ► Regulator’s Path – 12 Steps to Safety Regulator’s Safety Record 25 Last Recordable: October 13, 2008 20 15 10 5 0 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 OSHA Partnership ►Who wants a SAFE work place? ►Are you SERIOUS about safety? ►Do you have anything to HIDE? ►Would YOU invite OSHA into your plant? OSHA Management Employees OSHA Partnership ► OSHA Regulated by Federal Government ► Each State has a VPP ► Contact your OWN state’s OSHA office to see what Safety Improvement programs are available. Carolina Star Goal ► North Carolina Department of Labor ► Out of 200,000 North Carolina Businesses ONLY 87 Carolina Star Sites ► Guidelines are available… NO COOKIE CUTTER APPROACH ► Not just a change of policy… It’s a change of CULTURE! Changing Safety Culture ►Haveto make SAFETY First! ►How DO you make Safety First? We found 12 ways to make Safety First. 12 Steps to Improving Safety Step 1 ► Upper Management Support Employees MUST know that ALL of management is in support of improving safety! ►Have a Plant Meeting! ►Owner’s & Manager’s must lead by EXAMPLE! Upper Management Support ► Simple ways to LEAD BY EXAMPLE: Communicate Safety News & Info! …Keep it FRESH! Wear PPE in work areas! 12 Steps to Improving Safety Step 2 ► SQDIP – Morning Meeting with crews. ► Safety ► Quality ► Delivery ► Inventory ► Productivity Employees communication board! • Employee’s communication board! • Employee’s can report SAFETY issues at ANY time, but SQDIP provides a stimulus. • Provides clear documentation that safety issues are reported & CORRECTED! 12 Steps to Improving Safety Step 3 ► SPACER – Used to start meetings ► Safety – Safety issue or message! ► Purpose – What is this meeting about? ► Agenda – What will be covered? ► Code of Conduct – Any specific rules? ► Expectations – What should we learn? ► Roles – Who has specific tasks? SPACER Example ►S – Know where the exits are located. ► P – Present our Safety Program ► A – Give Presentation & Take Questions ► C – Please ask questions! ► E – See the steps taken to develop a safety program that fulfills our needs. ► R – John Q. Boatbuilder - Presenter 12 Steps to Improving Safety Step 4 ► Daily Safety Walks Select employees from different shops. Daily Inspection for Safety Issues. Daily reported findings to management. 12 Steps to Improving Safety Step 5 ► Weekly Safety Walks Safety & Housekeeping inspection of shops. Performed by management. Report findings to shop supervisors. 12 Steps to Improving Safety Step 6 ►7 – Minute Safety Trainer Specific Topic Safety Worksheet. ►Ex: Use of Personal Protective Equipment - PPE Performed at SQDIP meeting. Performed Bi-Monthly. 12 Steps to Improving Safety Step 7 ► Policy Change Process – For Safety as Well! Issue a bulletin with the change or update. Management reviews & signs document. ALL employees review & sign document. ALL NEW HIRES – Review & Sign all SAFETY POLICY DOCUMENTS! Ignorance is NOT an EXCUSE! 12 Steps to Improving Safety Step 8 ► Spirit of Openness Nothing is hidden from employees! Nothing should be hidden from management! Report ANYTHING – No repercussions! 12 Steps to Improving Safety Step 9 ► Continuous Improvement Good is NEVER good enough! Never let perfection stand in the way of getting better! Always room to improve 12 Steps to Improving Safety Step 10 ► Measure Progress You have to know where you ARE to know WHERE YOUR GOING! Set your TARGET HIGH Set mini Goals as steps toward target. 12 Steps to Improving Safety Step 11 ► Positive Reinforcement Thank those that follow Safety policies! Congratulate those that bring forth issues! 12 Steps to Improving Safety Step 12 ► Celebrate Achievements! Celebrate the Goals that you meet! Celebrate IMMEDIATELY or ASAP! ►Celebrations should reinforce specific goals! Conclusion ► No Cookie cutter approach. ► Continuously drive the message of Safety! ► Upper Management & Employee Buy In! ► Be persistent in improvements! ► Measure your performance! ► Set Achievable Goals! ► Celebrate Successes – QUICKLY! THANK YOU!
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