BEST PRACTICES for loss control are very important steps to decreasing injury and loss. Only loss control measures that have proven to prevent loss have been included. Best practices are further screened by three criteria that we feel will help to make them effective. The criteria are:
1. Does the Best Practice increase Accountability?
2. Will the Best Practice help to bring about a "safe" cultural change?
3. What is the "sphere of influence": How many people are affected, and how often are they affected?
Start with one or two at a time and increase your best practices over time. Best Practices are suggested because the applicability may vary with the type of work performed and we would like you to pick the items that you feel would be most helpful. If you would like to share a best practice that meets the criteria above, please submit that practice to Risk Management.
(Information is provided by Risk Management.)
2. Review All Accidents For Ways To Prevent Loss.
Use the "Formal Review Process" at the bottom of the Employee Injury Report to raise expectations.
o Ask the question: "How can we prevent a repeat of this accident?"
o Has corrective action been implemented?
o As a manager, "Expect what you inspect."
3. Require All Annual or Long-term Plans to Address Loss Prevention.
4. Include Safety as a Topic on All Performance Appraisals and Reviews. (PARs)
5. Require a Safety Topic for All "Established" Meetings.
6. Establish Safety Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
7. Establish "Safety" as a "Decision Making Value".
8. Regularly Inspect the Workplace and Job Sites for Hazards.
9. Post Warning or Signs for all Known Safety Hazards.
10. Require a Minimum Level of Safety Knowledge for All Managers and Supervisors.
11. Develop a Safety Schematic for the Work Group.