Apr 19

Sheraton North Houston

KNOWING WHERE TO START Improvement efforts are consistently more successful if they begin from a known starting point. The purpose of an assessment is to determine that starting point, while exploring feasibility, identifying barriers, and determining optional paths forward. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Use the latest Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) technologies for spearheading safety process improvement, borrowing proven techniques from Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and experiences from over 1,500 successful implementations. Create a customized plan to assess and improve site and/or organizational safety culture. Common myths about safety culture will be dispelled and a good working definition will be developed to empower understanding and customization. Assessment methodologies will be discussed and compared, and each participant will see how to best determine their cultural strengths and improvement opportunities. Based on the assessment findings, plans will be formulated to find the most practical and effective strategies to build on cultural strengths and address weaknesses. Opportunities will be investigated to utilize other site improvement initiatives to aid in the cultural improvement plans. All plans will conclude with measurement strategies to ensure long-term change viability and early identification of problems. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Define the true nature and characteristics of safety culture Learn to customize, administer, and score a safety perception survey Know where to start and what tools should be used to assess culture Identify the weaknesses and strengths within your safety culture Examine the trust between workers, union, supervisors and management Examine what is or is not working in your current safety efforts Identify what the workers/ union will or will not support Identify the formal/ effective communication strategies to facilitate change Report the assessment findings in a way that aligns everyone for the improvement Minimizing the perception of change, thus minimize the resistance Develop meaningful metrics for cultural change