2010 SAFETY INTERVENTION
INTERVENTION • Definition: ~ To get involved to prevent an action
Purpose of Intervention § Watch over each other § Let others know I care § Prevent an unsafe act
Your daily reminder: I do not have the right to take a short cut or perform an unsafe act on the job when it involves other people.
Reasons for Unsafe Acts ➲ Convenience ➲ Others do it ➲ Nothing has ever happened ➲ No one really cares !!!
Ability to Intervene ¶ Have courage (absence of fear) ¶ Care about your co-workers ¶ Focus on the situation, not the person
Pitfalls of Intervention • Takes you out of your comfort zone • Negative reaction from co-worker(s) • That’s my supervisor’s job or safety contacts’ job
Intervention Process • Be positive & open with the person • Tell the person what you observed • Have a conversation, talk about the situation.
Step up to the Plate • Realize the impact of non-intervention • Lead by example • Be receptive to intervention • Encourage others to intervene
Outcome of Intervention • Reduce the approach to risk taking • Create a safer workforce • Have a more interconnected workforce
SAFETY INTERVENTION Closing “Intervention is one step toward accident prevention”
Intervention Reminder The Infinity Group TELL Me! Safety Intervention Process