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.
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.
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