Goal – For employees to “own” day-to-day workplace safety and understand the potential hazards associated with each job position.
Develop exposure lists for each job position, department or process:
- List the major categories of safety hazards that are routinely encountered.
- Include your employees in the process to ensure all potential hazards are included.
Develop major training points for each identified exposure:
- List training points to control each safety hazard.
- Keep the scope and detail of the training points minimal to ensure your employees are able to remember them easily.
- An exposure list and corresponding training points are imperative to developing Daily Safety Focus (DSF).
DSF training for employees
- Supervisors should provide DSF training to all employees under their direction.
- Training should include provisions and review of the DSF with employees.
- Direct employees should “own” DSF (e.g., commit the DSF to memory, consider the DSF daily, and act to implement DSF major training points).
- Discuss the consequences for non-compliance with DSF with your employees.
- Employees should sign a completion certificate stating they received DSF training.
Supervisory oversight of DSF
- Observe work practices daily to monitor application of DSF.
- Interact with employees to enforce/reinforce DSF compliance.
- Promote employees’ ownership of DSF at every opportunity.
- To maximize visibility of the DSF lists, post them in locations where they apply.
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