Task Rundown: Rules……

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Reference organizational programs and procedures. Identify all applicable OSHA regulations. List relevant industry consensus standards and manufacturers operating instructions. Attach any relevant information.

The Task Rundown is a tool that is used to gather and assemble knowledge in one place about a specific task.  It is helpful for supervisors and those responsible for developing Safe 6 Briefs and training.  The Rundown is made up of 6 elements:

  • Information – Who, What, When, Where, Why, How
  • Cause – What leads to mishaps
  • Effects – What can happen as a result of a mishap
  • Rules – Guidance that must be followed
  • Training – What training is required for employees
  • Protection – Describe the needed control measures and PPE

 

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“Safe 6” is a registered trademark of Trailmarker Ltd.
“Safely Working” is a trademark of Trailmarker Ltd.

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The Safely Working Project is focused wholly on employees and their health and well-being in the workplace.  The Project promotes useful guidance that does not depend on a safety professional or staff to facilitate in the workplace.

The Safely Working Project envisions a path to workplace safety that is driven by employees and supervisors.  This is fundamentally different from the traditional Safety Program where an EHS Professional manages workplace safety.  So, instead of top down safety, Safely Working™ endeavors to succeed from the ground up. “We’re turning safety upside down.”

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What is an Antonym for Complex?

Is it reasonable for The Safely Working Project to say we can develop a simple system? Several online dictionaries define “system” using the terms “complex” and “detailed.”  But further digging revealed a definition on BusinessDictionary.com applicable to Safely Working™:

  1. An organized, purposeful structure that consists of interrelated and interdependent elements (components, entities, factors, members, parts etc.). These elements continually influence one another (directly or indirectly) to maintain their activity and the existence of the system, in order to achieve the goal of the system.

That works for us and reflects our intentions for the Safely Working™ System.  However, our commitment is to avoid complexity but, it is a slippery slope.  As we did recently with complexity, we performed a quick search on the Internet for “simplicity breeds…”  The results included happiness, satisfaction, clarity, success, performance and efficiency.  What a surprise.  We want to live there!

Anyway, we are designing the Safely Working™ System to be simple.  If it is perceived as complex or too detailed to be set-up and used by non-technical employees we’ve failed.  We are not programmed for failure!

The Safely Working™ System involves priorities, activities, skills, communication, supervision, and knowledge designed to promote a culture of employees working 100% safe 100% of the time.  This culture is referred to as a Safely Working™ Environment.  The goal of creating a “Safety Culture” is not new and has been achieved by many organizations over the years.

As with any type of success, sustaining the culture is a challenge, if only from personnel and management changes.  Using Safe 6 as the focal point of a Safely Working™ Environment assures continuity of the safety culture.  Safe 6 encompasses all aspects of getting the job done.  It does not work in IMG_20150903_181013isolation to the task.  It is integral to the task.  Safe 6 provides a frame of reference for procedures, practices, plans and programs.

To be effective, Safely Working™ must be a value held by employees and supervisors.  Safely Working™ encourages employees to use Sensible Care, not depend upon common sense.  It is the employer’s responsibility to assure the Sensible aspect of Safely Working™ guidance and information through training and mentoring.  The Care aspect is the employee’s responsibility to use the guidance provided by the employer correctly and safely.

The Safely Working™ System can be implemented easily by organizations that don’t have an EHS department or safety professional.  By using the simple guidance developed by The Safely Working Project any size organization can build a Safely Working™ Environment.  Getting started requires little more than a commitment to Safe 6® and orienting employees to it.

An organization with an EHS department or safety professional can benefit significantly from incorporating The Safely Working™ System into their workplace.  It complements top down safety programs and simplifies training development and presentation.  Integrating the System can be accomplished by starting with a single process and rolling it out according to plan.

In either case, it is an effective tool for organizations to provide a workplace where each employee can work 100% safe 100% of the time.

 

©2015 The Safely Working Project & P.D. Shafer III

“Safe 6” is a registered trademark of Trailmarker Ltd.
“Safely Working” is a trademark of Trailmarker Ltd.

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The Safely Working Project is focused wholly on employees and their health and well-being in the workplace.  The Project promotes useful guidance that does not depend on a safety professional or staff to facilitate in the workplace.

The Safely Working Project envisions a path to workplace safety that is driven by employees and supervisors.  This is fundamentally different from the traditional Safety Program where an EHS Professional manages workplace safety.  So, instead of top down safety, Safely Working™ endeavors to succeed from the ground up. “We’re turning safety upside down.”

 

 

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Task Rundown: Effects……

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Detail the types of effects associated with the mishaps associated with the task.  Reference whether the effects result in first aid, medical attention, hospitalization, temporary partial disability, temporary total disability, permanent partial disability, permanent total disability.  Explain any history of injuries or illnesses associated with this task.

The Task Rundown is a tool that is used to gather and assemble knowledge in one place about a specific task.  It is helpful for supervisors and those responsible for developing Safe 6 Briefs and training.  The Rundown is made up of 6 elements:

  • Information – Who, What, When, Where, Why, How
  • Cause – What leads to mishaps
  • Effects – What can happen as a result of a mishap
  • Rules – Guidance that must be followed
  • Training – What training is required for employees
  • Protection – Describe the needed control measures and PPE

 

©2015 The Safely Working Project & P.D. Shafer III

“Safe 6” is a registered trademark of Trailmarker Ltd.
“Safely Working” is a trademark of Trailmarker Ltd.

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The Safely Working Project is focused wholly on employees and their health and well-being in the workplace.  The Project promotes useful guidance that does not depend on a safety professional or staff to facilitate in the workplace.

The Safely Working Project envisions a path to workplace safety that is driven by employees and supervisors.  This is fundamentally different from the traditional Safety Program where an EHS Professional manages workplace safety.  So, instead of top down safety, Safely Working™ endeavors to succeed from the ground up. “We’re turning safety upside down.”

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Lake County Safety Council

I will be speaking at the Lake County Safety Council meeting this Friday.  I ‘ll be discussing how Safe 6 is the key to a Safely Working Environment.  Very much looking forward to introducing The Safely Working Project and getting as much feedback as I can about the topic.  I always leave these events with new insights that help me better describe and explain the benefits of Safe 6.

For registration information go to:  http://www.councilnews.org/events/index.asp

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Just the FAQs, Please……

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We’ve added a Safely Working FAQs page to SafelyWorking.net.  There are short explanations of several key concepts and terms promoted by The Safely Working Project.

There is also information on how you can get permission to use of the concepts and information found on our web sites.

 

 

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©2015 The Safely Working Project & P.D. Shafer III

“Safe 6” is a registered trademark of Trailmarker Ltd.
“Safely Working” is a trademark of Trailmarker Ltd.

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The Safely Working Project is focused wholly on employees and their health and well-being in the workplace.  The Project promotes useful guidance that does not depend on a safety professional or staff to facilitate in the workplace.

The Safely Working Project envisions a path to workplace safety that is driven by employees and supervisors.  This is fundamentally different from the traditional Safety Program where an EHS Professional manages workplace safety.  So, instead of top down safety, Safely Working™ endeavors to succeed from the ground up. “We’re turning safety upside down.”

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