Safety System Implementation
I’m in between meetings at a plant in central Pennsylvania and we are kicking off the OE Safety System. One of the first questions we asked was -”What does an ideal situation for “Safety” look like?” We then went through the results of an audit we performed last month and identified gaps and possible solutions.
The day has just started, but here’s what we’ve come up with so far for the “ideal”:
Beyond compliance – meeting or exceeding Federal, State, Local, OSHA, etc.
All employees act and behave safely, as safety is #1.
Visual management systems are in place that allow the organization to identify any non-compliances and immediately remedy the situation.
Knowing how to react when a leak/spill or something unsafe happens.
No tripping hazards.
No breaker boxes blocked.
No fire extinguishers blocked.
All electrical outlets are not damaged.
No extension cords used on a permanent basis.
Ladders are not blocked and free from obstructions, slip hazards, debris.
No air hoses are on floor – all are hung.