Chap16-Foremen - Chapter 16 Safety Performance First Line...

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Chapter 16 Safety Performance & First Line Supervisors (Foremen)
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Unique Role of Foremen Foremen = primary link between management & labor force. Link of workers to management.
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New worker orientation is required, regardless of his/her experience. Typically, new workers must be acquainted with the foreman, the crew, the tasks, the general layout of the project, any unique procedures or policies that apply to the work, and the job-site safety policies to be followed.
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On a study of 30 pipe-fitter foremen on a nuclear construction project (McMeel), it was found that differences in the treatment of new workers are associated with differing safety performances
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Lessons: Thorough orientation is required. Following up (training is never over). The foremen with the best safety records were those who personally continued to have a watchful eye on the new worker (McMeel).
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0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Just Put to Work Orient, Put to Work Orient, Assign to Veteran Worker Orient, Personally Watch Them What Foremen Do With New Hires on the First Day
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Motivational Approaches Can Improve Safety
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 4735 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Chap16-Foremen - Chapter 16 Safety Performance First Line...

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