Chap08-Meetings - CHAPTER 8 SAFETY MEETINGS OBJECTIVE OF...

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Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER 8 SAFETY MEETINGS OBJECTIVE OF SAFETY MEETINGS Educate workers s Motivate workers s Change worker behavior* s MEETINGS MUST HAVE MEANING* OSHA REQUIREMENTS CFR 1926.21(2) The employer shall instruct each The employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards …* hazards WHEN TO HOLD MEETINGS Commonly held on Mondays s Consider alternating the timing s Before major changes in the work Before (possibly more frequently than weekly)* (possibly s When are Toolbox Meetings Held? 3.5 3 2.5 RIR 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 Daily Tues, Wed, or Thurs Monday Are Pretask Planning Meetings Held? 3 2.5 2 RIR 1.5 1 0.5 0 Yes No How Frequently Do Subcontractors Hold Safety Meetings? 2.5 2 1.5 RIR 1 0.5 0 Daily Weekly WHO SHOULD ATTEND MEETINGS All workers s One large meeting for all or several One smaller meetings smaller s Management attendance* s WHO SHOULD CONDUCT MEETINGS Depends on size of meeting (foremen Depends or project managers) or s Preparation is required (knows the Preparation project, task, etc.) project, s Communication skills required* s WHAT TOPICS TO DISCUSS Training materials s Company-wide topics vs. projectspecific topics s Up-coming work schedule s Safety violations noted s Accidents and near misses* s DOCUMENTATION (FORMS) Attendees (signatures) s Topics discussed s Comments (suggestions of tasks to Comments perform) perform) s Presided by Presided s Date* s SUPERVISORY SAFETY MEETINGS Foremen (including subcontractor’s Foremen foremen) foremen) s Conducted by Project Managers or Conducted Safety Director Safety s More dialogue than lecture s Held weekly or monthly Held s Discuss safety performance, work Discuss tasks, problems* tasks, s COMPANY SAFETY MEETINGS Company-wide attendance (some Company-wide selection criteria) selection s Conducted by Top Manager s Focus on recognition and rewards s Include family members* s Meetings (Recognition/Rewards) s Do family members attend safety dinners? 2.35 Recordable Incident Rate 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 0.50 0.00 0.18 Yes No ...
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