How to Manage High Risk Work

Series begins April 2, 2019

Join us monthly for professional development that will enhance your knowledge & skills. This series covers how to combine occupational health & safety management systems with behavior-based safety to manage high-risk work.

Using real accident case studies, you’ll learn how to recognize safety breakdown and how to prevent it with well-tuned safety processes.

Additionally, we cover how to apply behavior-based safety to improve safety for five kinds of high-risk work: Machine Interfaces, Lockouts, Forklifts, Confined Space Entry, and Work at Height.

What’s the Deal?

Our clients asked us to offer professional development for their safety managers in the Charlotte Region.

We’re offering a 12-module course about contemporary safety management methods. We’ll meet the first Thursday morning of the month for fast-paced learning.

We’ll be meeting in places like Ballantyne, Matthews, and Monroe NC.

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What’s the cost?

Try the April introductory session for free.

Join us for the 12-modules for $595.

You can take an online exam at the conclusion of the series to earn a certificate.

Our training exceeds ANSI Z490.1.

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Introduction | April 2, 2019

OHSMS INTRO |  08:30
How an OHSMS Contains Safety Breakdown

An Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) is a group of processes that work together to control risk. An effective OHSMS targets risk factors for large organizational accidents. We present a case study covering the Synthron Explosion that occurred in Morganton, NC.  Safety Breakdown preceded this organizational accident. The OHSMS failed to contain it. We explore why and how an OHSMS functions to trap cascading errors.

BBS INTRO  |  09:45
How Behavior-Based Safety Prevents Safety Breakdown

An effective OHSMS also prevents individual workplace injuries. We explain how behavior-based safety functions to proactively measure safety before an accident happens, rather than waiting to measure safety with injuries. We demonstrate  how a supervisor can apply six safety processes that can increase safe behaviors and prevent safety breakdown for a work group of 20-employees.

Session 1 | May 2019

MODULE 01  |  08:30
How to Apply Task Safety Analysis

Safety is won or lost when an employee performs a work task. It only makes sense that an OHSMS and behavior-based safety join forces to focus on this hot spot. A Task Safety Analysis defines a safety margin for a work task. It standardizes safety for everyone, guiding people how to apply safety for each task step as they work. We cover the development process and how it forms the base for increasing safe behaviors among a work team of 20-employees.

MODULE 02  |  09:45
How to Control Risk at the Machine Interface

A significant risk in manufacturing and other industrial workplaces is where workers interface with machines. We present a case study of a fatal accident involving a robotic manufacturing cell. The case study demonstrates safety breakdown. We cover how to integrate safety by design and behavior-based safety into the human machine interface using Task Safety Analysis.

Session 2 | June 2019

MODULE 03  |  08:30
How to Leverage Task Qualification

Before a firefighter goes into an IDLH environment or a sailor sets foot on the flight deck, they receive safety-based, Task Qualification rather than safety compliance training. Task Qualification teaches people to make better decisions about their safety as they perform their work tasks. We cover the Task Qualification process, why it increases safe behaviors, and how to apply it to a work team of 20 employees.

MODULE 04  |  09:45
How to Control Risk During Lockouts

The manner in which an organization performs lockouts to control hazardous energy reveals a great deal about its safety culture. Lockouts have no room for errors. We present a case study of a botched lockout that left a 480V energy source live. We cover the training deficiencies that were evident, how to apply Task Qualification to lockout, and lockout best practices.

Session 3 | July 2019

MODULE 05  |  08:30
How to Perform Task Monitoring

Knowing how to watch for safe behaviors during a work task can improve the safety margin and the rate of safe behaviors. We present safety contacts called Task Scan, Safety Minute, Cross Check, Spotter, and Stop Work. We cover how to apply these methods for routine, non-routine, and high-risk work tasks.

MODULE 06  |  09:45
How to Control Risk During Forklift Operations

Forklift accidents are common in the industrial workplace. We present two case studies: (1) an intern being struck by a forklift and (2) a forklift rollover. We cover how better Task Monitoring could have prevented these accidents. We also demonstrate how to apply the behavior-based processes to forklift operations learned up to this point.

Session 4 | August 2019

MODULE 07  |  08:30
How to Conduct Pre-Tasking

Non-routine, high-risk work is a major source of fatalities and lost time injuries. A Pre-Task is proven to increase safe behaviors  during this type of work. We present a case study of a fatality where the work shifted from routine to non-routine and the foreman missed the risk. We cover the steps of an effective Pre-Tasking process.

MODULE 08  |  09:45
How to Control Risk During Confined Space Entry

Confined Space Entry is a non-routine, high-risk type of work task that necessitates careful Pre-Tasking. We present a case study of confined space fatality near Charlotte NC where cascading errors were missed. We cover how thorough Pre-Tasking for confined space entry could have trapped the errors and set up the task for safe behaviors.

Session 5 | September 2019

MODULE 09  |  08:30
Proactive Power of Safety Observations

In safety, we measure our effectiveness with injury rates. A limitation is that an injury has to occur to measure it. That’s reactive. Safety Observation allows you to measure safety before an injury happens by watching how safely people perform work. It’s science, proactive, and positions you to actually reduce the injury rate. We present the Safety Observation process. Then we demonstrate how to apply Safety Observations to a work team of 20 employees.

MODULE 10  |  09:45
How to Engage Supervisors in Safety

Supervisors are the key to safety implementation. We present a case study of how a manufacturing team integrated behavior-based safety into its OHSMS and reduced its injury rate 80%. We cover how to set up Safety Zones, Control Towers, and Safety Contacts to help supervisors take charge of safety within a span of control.

Session 6 | October 2019

MODULE 11  |  08:30
How to Leverage Weekly Safety Meetings

Poorly conducted toolbox talks, tailgate briefings, or safety huddles are lost opportunities for high-impact safety contacts. We present what makes an effective Weekly Safety Meeting from the end users’ perspective, your employees. We cover how a supervisor should conduct a Weekly Safety Meeting to increase safe behaviors and a sample quarterly schedule.

MODULE 12  |  09:45
How to Engage Supervisors in Safety

Work at Height is the last high-risk work of the series. Safety regulations are confusing for work at height outside of guardrails. We present a case study of a fatal fall during an elevated work task. We cover fall restraint systems and how to apply behavior-based safety to prevent falls from work at height.

Online Exam

Earn a Certificate of Completion

You can take an online exam at the end of the series. Achieve an 80% score and earn a certificate of completion.

We’ll email you access to our Learning Management System (LMS). You will complete a quick online review of the key concepts from the series.

Then challenge your understanding by completing a 50-question assessment.

When you pass, we’ll deliver a certificate of completion documenting your 12-hours of professional development.