Paper Industry Safety CampaignMay ‘02 to April ‘03 Slips, Trips and Falls
Background to campaign Industry and Trades Unions decided to devise their own campaign outside of the remit of PABIAC. It is however endorsed by HSE. First example, over the last four years, of the industry taking control of its own destiny.
Slips Trips and Falls Who hasn’t had one or more at some time in our lives. They are usually very embarrassing and painful for a short while. The outcome of an STF can be very different.
Accident Details - Industry IP stepped onto a twisted bar on floor & broke ankle IP tripped on metal stud in floor and twisted back IP slipped when climbing down a ladder on a skip and caught his ring on the edge of the metalwork. For a few seconds he was hanging by his ring which caused a deep cut to his finger! IP trod on a housebrick hidden under pulp
Accident Details - Industry IP stepped on a bolt which had been left on a walkway & twisted his ankle IP was taking a break in an unloading area. The clamp truck struck the IP pushing him against the barrier - Strained back!! IP was walking over broke when it was pulled into the UTM, causing IP to fall. IP stepped off the bottom of an access ladder where a drain cover had been removed. He broke his foot.
400 Lost Timers 16,000 People Odds of 40:1! 25%
What the Statistics show • The vast majority of STF occur in production areas • The main contributors are: • Water/Chemicals/Oil/Algae • Something left on the floor • Bracket/Bolt/Stud • Steps involved
What the Statistics show • 30 to 40 year olds fall over! • 66% of accidents happen 5am to 5pm • Hot spots at 8am to 9am & 2pm to 3pm • Cool spots at 4am to 5 am & 1pm to 2 pm • Circadian rythms • Fewest accidents occur in June/July & Nov
Strategy • The whole industry united in a common purpose • Reduce STF by 50% by April 2003 • Impact - 12% on overall rate • Acting in unison during European Safety Week in Oct - a period of maximum action - events etc - Have FUN • Partnership - endorsed by PABIAC • Behaviour/Culture change - hold MPS et al
Key points • Simplicity of actions to prevent accidents • e.g. housekeeping (how do you set standards?) • Big leverage & low investment (except time) • A safer workplace for everyone • Get your mill out of the “spotlight”!
Action Plan • Splice STF into your Action Plans • Involve everyone • Timescales • launch in mills • gain buy-in • take action • 12-month campaign ‘till April ‘03 • Share progress with other mills
Communicate • Mill-wide publicity • Notice boards • Local briefs • Newsletters • Posters • etc • Everyone involved
Co-operate • Set up a “Going Bananas” Team • Share your ideas • Everyone involved • Have fun • Change established behaviours
Something to think about • Leave an area better than you find it • Tidying is part of the job • Floors - the most frequently used tool in the mill • Do you keep this tool in good condition? • Who’s responsibility is it? • Why are floors wet? • Set standards - e.g. Hose reels • Three “paws” on the stepladder
Monitoring Performance • “How’s your Triangle” • Arrange to capture all “near misses” • Take appropriate action • Don’t wait for an accident! • Root Cause Analysis • Monitor conformance to standards • Compare performance with other mills
Audit & Review PLAN DO REVIEW
In a nut-shell “Accident reduction by tackling STF through workforce involvement and comprehensive incident reporting” STF Team
No Bananas What’s the Performance Standard? Zero Accidents or “Have you had an accident-free day today?” “Yes, we’ve had no bananas!”