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					Supervisory Safety Leadership
   Best Safety Practice # 6




Departmental Injury
 Prevention Plans




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                             Departmental
                    Injury Prevention Plans & Goals

Having a „defined and well-communicated ‟prevention
plan‟ is the key:
   – Defines & established in writing injury & illness
     reduction/prevention plans & goals
   – Documents your safety efforts/strategies
   – Creates a system for trigger prevention activities &
     measuring effectiveness
   – Establish & clarify roles & responsibilities




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                          Departmental
                 Injury Prevention Plans & Goals


What it does:
  • Empowers employees, create ownership
  • Forces Evaluation and establishment of
    techniques to reduce risks
  • Becomes a catalyst for change
  • Provides a basis for motivating employees
  • Drives performance




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                          Injury Prevention Plans
                    Departmental Injury Reduction Plans

• Reduction Plan development:
   – Identify those 3-5 „leading indicators‟ in your
     department with the greatest injury reduction
     potential (injury drivers)
       • Apply control measures
       • Based on past incident investigations
          – Identified “initial and root causes”, and
          – “Contributing factors”
       • Put these leading indicator „strategies‟ into your
         annual “Injury Reduction Plan”
       • MOST IMPORTANT: Be able to „measure‟ results


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                        Departmental
                   Injury Reduction Goals

• Goals:
  – Set a numerical reduction goal
  – Focused on preventing injuries & Illnesses
    & create a safe workplace
  – Focus on „behaviors‟; unsafe acts &
    practices
  – Ensuring compliance
  – Promoting employee wellness
  – Minimizing environmental impact
  – Using ergonomics to reduce stress/strain

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                            Exercise #4
                      Injury Reduction Plans


EXERCISE & HANDOUT:

       Developing an Injury Reduction Plan




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                                          Supervisor Best Practices
                                      Example Reduction/Prevention Plan
           YEAR =   ____________

Injury Prevention/Reduction Plan
            DATE


            DEPT.


REDUCTION                                  (i.e. % injury
GOAL:                                      reduction)




                                              LEADING
                         PREVENTION PLAN     INDICATOR      IMPLEMENTATION   PERFORMANCE
PLAN NO.                   DESCRIPTION       ADDRESSED       DEADLINE DATE     MEASURE     RESPONSIBILITY




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                  Departmental Goals and Strategies
                         Injury Prevention

Conclusion:
  – Departments need „defined‟ annual “Injury
    Prevention/Reduction Plans”
  – Identify “Injury Drivers”
  – Measure “Leading” not lagging indicator
  – Select 3-5 „leading‟ indicators to address
  – KEY: Be able to „measure‟ these indicators




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                       Injury Prevention Funding
                      Be Smart About Safety funding

• Review past approved funding requests for ideas
• Review suggested funding requests
• http://safetyservices.ucdavis.edu/occupational-health-
  services/bsas/be-smart-about-safety-bsas
• Collaboratively work on Injury Prevention solutions with
  Departmental:
   – Management and affected employees,
   – Safety Coordinator,
   – Safety Advisor, and
• Work with other departments;
   – Occupational Health Injury Prevention Specialist
   – Risk Management & Disability Management Services
   – Occupational Biomechanics


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