How to Evaluate a Safety Programme?

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How to Evaluate a Safety Programme? : 

How to Evaluate a Safety Programme? Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. Public Health & Safety Consultant 66 J Endeavour Extension Road Chaguanas, Trinidad, West Indies Email:drpattron@gmail.com

Introduction : 

Introduction Evaluation of any safety programme is based on the following: (1)Management leadership & employee participation. (2) Workplace analysis. (3) Accident & record analysis. (4) Hazard prevention & control. (5) Emergency response. (6) Safety & health training.

What is management leadership & employee participation about? : 

What is management leadership & employee participation about? Provides the motivating force for an effective safety and health programme. Provides the means through which workers identify hazards, recommend and monitor abatement and otherwise participate in their own protection. Provides the tools necessary for implementation through the use of budget, information, personnel, assigned responsibility, adequate expertise and authority and means to hold responsible persons accountable and programme review procedures. Provides safety and health programme to all personnel on the worksite.

What is workplace hazard analysis? : 

What is workplace hazard analysis? An effective, proactive safety and health programme that seek to analyze all hazards. In large or complex workplaces, components of such analysis are the comprehensive survey and analyses of job hazard and changes in conditions. To identify new or previously missed hazards and failures in hazard controls, an effective safety and health programme will include regular site inspections. Enables employees to report hazards without fear of reprisal to notify management of conditions that appear hazardous and to receive and appropriate responses.

What is accident investigation and record analysis about? : 

What is accident investigation and record analysis about? Investigates accidents and near miss so that their causes and the means for their prevention are identified. Analyze injury and illness records for indications of sources and locations of hazards, and jobs that experience higher numbers of injuries. By analyzing injury and illness trends over time, patterns with common causes can be identified and prevented.

What is hazard control? and why is it necessary? : 

What is hazard control? and why is it necessary? Workforce exposure to all current and potential hazards should be prevented or controlled to preserve employees/workers health and well being by using engineering controls wherever feasible and appropriate, workplace practices and administrative controls and personal protective equipment.

What is the purpose of maintenance in hazard prevention and control? : 

What is the purpose of maintenance in hazard prevention and control? Prevents or adverts health problems and injuries. Minimizes hazardous breakdowns. Prevents costly repairs.

Why is a medical programme needed in hazard prevention and control? : 

Why is a medical programme needed in hazard prevention and control? To respond to injuries and hazardous circumstances in a timely manner. To reduce the extent and minimize the loss of lives and injury. To reduce downtime and create and facilitate a healthy working environment. To maintain and encourage productivity through motivation, knowing there exists a proactive and reactive medial programme catering for the needs of the employees/workers.

What is emergency preparedness? : 

What is emergency preparedness? Appropriate planning, training, drills and equipment for fast and efficient response to emergencies. In some facilities the employer plan is to evacuate and call the fire department. Availability of first aid/emergency care to minimize harm if an injury or illness occurs.

Why is safety and health training necessary? : 

Why is safety and health training necessary? To preserve and to prevent injuries and to save lives. It involves knowledgeable persons that are appropriately trained to recognize inadequate responses.

How is all this information used to evaluate a safety programme? : 

How is all this information used to evaluate a safety programme?

Management leadership and employee participation : 

Management leadership and employee participation Management leadership. Employee participation. Implementation. Contractor safety.

Workplace analysis : 

Workplace analysis Survey and hazard analysis. Inspection. Reporting.

Accident and record analysis : 

Accident and record analysis Accident investigation. Data analysis.

Hazard prevention and control : 

Hazard prevention and control Hazard control. Maintenance. Medical programme.

Emergency response : 

Emergency response Emergency preparedness. First aid.

Safety and health training : 

Safety and health training Training.

Six areas for assessment of safety programmes : 

Six areas for assessment of safety programmes Management leadership and employee participation. Workplace analysis. Accident and record analysis. Hazard prevention and control. Emergency response. Safety and health training.

Programme evaluation pract icum 1 : 

Programme evaluation pract icum 1 Using your individual experiences analyse your own workplace safety programme and assign an appropriate score as described previously. Show all your reasoning/analysis. Provide recommendations for improvement.

Safety programme practicum 2: Project : 

Safety programme practicum 2: Project Design and develop a safety programme for your workplace. Use at least 10 pages. With 5 or more references. References should be cited in the text using numbers and the entire citation placed at the end of paper using the format: name of author (s), date of publication, title of article, place of publication and name of publisher, volume and page number. Due date: January 23rd, 2008

References : 

References OSHA Instruction. CPL2.103. September 26, 1994. Field Inspection Reference Manual. OSHA Instruction CPL2.111. November 27, 1995. Citation Policy for Paperwork and Written Program Requirement Violation. Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines, Federal Register. January 26, 1989, Vol 54, No. 16, pp. 3904-3916.

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THE END Thank You Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D. Senior Public Health Lecturer & Consultant

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