Job Safety Analysis Made Simple: Step #1 — Identify the Job Steps

One of the best reasons for doing a job safety analysis (JSA) prior to a job is because, without it, we tend to limit our perception of the job’s hazards to the most safety-critical activities of that job, and we neglect the hazards associated with the more mundane activities.  That’s a very common mistake. Eric […]

Job Safety Analysis Made Simple: The Big Picture

I’m always a bit taken aback by the number of industrial companies I come across in my client engagements that, although they’ve been around for a while, still have no formal hazard assessment policy or procedure for new or modified jobs they may be doing.  The reasons vary and range from “no time to do […]

The Way Forward: Safety Culture Improvements

So far we’ve looked at the first three steps of our coaching model for safety culture improvements.  The first step is to establish the GOAL.  The second step it to determine the current state REALITY.  The third step is to generate OPTIONS for improvements. The final step is to develop a Way Forward based on […]

Safety-Coaching Crossroads: Safety Improvements

In past articles we’ve already covered the first two steps in our safety-coaching process.  There we saw that we have to start with a well-known goal (GOAL), and then ask the person we’re coaching to rate him/herself in terms of their progress toward that goal (REALITY).  Once they’ve self-assessed, we can then proceed to the […]

Reality Check: Discovering “Current State” in Your Safety Coaching

In our last issue we looked at the first step in the G.R.O.W. coaching model–establishing the goal.  Once that goal has been established it’s time to find out where the person you’re safety coaching currently is in relation to that goal.  We call this the “Current State Reality,” and it’s a critical step in the […]