Workplace accidents can harm workers, families, the employer and its entire workforce, as well as damage facilities and equipment, increase scrap and downtime, and much more. Job Safety Training (JS) is an accident-preventing methodology based on a simple and logical framework centered on analysis of accident causes and possible countermeasures.
The central model of the JS program is the accident chain. Causes and events leading up to an accident are interlocked like the links of a chain, or, an “accident chain” and the supervisor’s job is to break the chain. Through both classroom exercises and examples brought in by your staff, the accident chain model is used to “map out” the problems on the board for analysis and application of the Job Safety “Four Step Method.” Indirect and direct causes of personal injury and/or property damages are examined in order to create countermeasures that are enforceable and measured for success.
The combination of classroom training and on-site implementation enhances knowledge retention though a “learn-by-doing” methodology. Key to the Job Safety program is a workplace inspection during which all participants visit the worksites of two trainees. These two participants lead the group through their areas to apply the Job Safety methodology to their work, not only inspecting equipment and machines, but observing employees’ capabilities, mental and physical state, work attitude, use of protective gear, handling of tools, etc.
Lastly, Job Safety emphasizes the vital role of leadership and the different types of supervisory styles. Supervisors are taught to examine the possibility that the supervisor himself or herself might be the very cause of a possible accident.
- Train supervisors in how to effectively prevent accidents
- Decrease incident rates, accidents and injuries
- Improve safety records and inspection results
- Increase staff morale
- Decrease downtime