Attend an Operations Manager training workshop.
Show managers how to integrate safety management into their overall management program with Managing Safety: Systems That Work for Operations Managers. Attend this two-day workshop in San Antonio on November 17th and 18th and discover the DuPont system for managing safety throughout an organization and the role that managers should play in motivating and leading their organization to improved safety awareness and performance. Register today!
One specific area to be covered during this workshop is the Safety Action meeting.
Safety Action meetings are structured somewhat differently from the traditional safety meeting. In this alternative type of safety meeting, the manager or supervisor leads the group in discussion and action on safety issues. Meetings vary slightly in format to suit the type of topic under discussion (e.g., the communication of an incident investigation report, a problem to be solved, an issue to be analyzed, or the implementation of a new procedure).
Generally, to plan a Safety Action meeting, the leader:
- Decides on and writes out the purpose of the meeting.
- Outlines the facts to be presented.
- Writes out the question for discussion.
Once the leader has given the group the question for discussion, the next stages of the meeting are for the group to:
- Brainstorm ideas, together with their advantages and disadvantages.
- Select actions to take.
- Decide who will do what and when.
The goal in every work situation is to have people focused on safety, aware of their own safety and concerned about the safety of others, so they will do something about unsafe conditions and inform their co-workers about unsafe acts, not just leave it all up to the supervisor.
Safety Action meetings encourage this awareness and concern. They enable people to take this responsibility.
Register today for Managing Safety: Systems That Work for Operations Managers and learn more about using a safety organization, safety observations, integrating safety into existing management systems, incident investigations, demonstrating commitment, fostering involvement, safety principles and action planning.