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#146754 - 06/02/04 02:41 AM Safety Chat??
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Well what do we want to talk about?
Occupational Safety is a pretty dry sort of topic.
Just for a start-off, how about the LOTO system?.
Secondly, how does PPE, pertain to your line of work?
Thirdly, do you use a Second Competent Person?
Fourthly, how is Live work handled, no matter what voltage?.
Please feel free to add your own!.
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#146755 - 06/03/04 09:01 AM Re: Safety Chat??
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One of the things that seems to be a challenge is how to communicate issues to the workforce in a timely manner, including and perhaps most importantly, safety issues. We've done everything from email distribution, posters, safety days, safety stand-down, and stop-work for immediate risks, tried tying safety to people's annual evaluations, etc.

What works in your shop?

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#146756 - 06/07/04 02:21 AM Re: Safety Chat??
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Bren,
Good point.
But what are the Safety issues you are referring to, that we should be talking about?.

{message edited to remove a couple of silly typo's}

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 06-07-2004).]
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#146757 - 06/07/04 07:35 PM Re: Safety Chat??
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I mean everything from "Remember to tie your shoes and wear your hard hat" to product recalls or warnings, new methodology, etc. We have a safety officer but the communication often comes only after a crisis or sporadically when something hits his radar screen and he takes an interest. We have ladder safety training, fire extinguisher use, hazard control plans for both field & office jobs and training plans that track annual requirements for renewal and still.... someone gets hurt too frequently. Any other ideas on getting a message across that doesn't drop into the black hole between the safety champions and the workers?

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#146758 - 06/09/04 06:51 AM Re: Safety Chat??
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Well Bren,
Why don't we start off at the same time as the 9pm Chat this Friday with a subject as mundane as Fire Safety and prevention?.
IMHO, this topic has very far reaching ramifications within the Electrical Trades.
How 'bout it Bren?.
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#146759 - 06/09/04 07:26 PM Re: Safety Chat??
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I might be able to be here (for a change) and I think it's a great place/way to get people to address the issues that can affect their work and their personal lives - either because they've avoided or averted problems or they haven't.

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