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Title: Safety Stand Down Intervention

  • Safety Stand Down - Intervention

Safety Stand Down
  • Introduction
  • What is a safety intervention?
  • To involve oneself in an at-risk situation so as
    to alter or hinder an action or the development
    if an incident or injury.
  • A safety intervention is action taken to prevent
    an injury or incident from occurring.
  • What is at-risk?
  • At-risk behavior is a behavior that exposes a
    worker to a potential injury. At-risk condition
    is a condition with the potential to cause
    injury, property damage or process failure.

Safety Stand Down
  • Why intervene?
  • Every Employee has the Right and duty to
  • All Canadian OHS legislation requires employers
    to promotes the right and the duty of every
    employee to intervene in the interests of safety
  • An intervention process facilitates feedback
  • An intervention process is proactive
  • employee
  • a person who works for another in return for
    financial or other compensation.

Safety Stand Down
  • Benefits of intervention
  • Injury prevention
  • Incident prevention
  • Identification of at-risk behavior or condition
  • Fewer equipment damage incidents
  • Fewer material loss incidents
  • Completion of work or task on time and budget

Safety Stand Down
  • Who should intervene?
  • All employees have the obligation to speak up
    when they identify an at-risk behavior or
  • Employees in a leadership role need to be a role
    model if an activity doesnt look right start to
    ask questions
  • Employees in a leadership role give silent
    consent when they ignore an at-risk situation
    they need to speak up
  • If employees dont see leaders intervening they
    will not think it is important if it is
    important to the leader it will be important to
    the employee

Safety Stand Down
  • How do you intervene?
  • Having the courage to stop at-risk situations is
    what is important
  • Stress the friendly, helpful protective nature of
    the intervention
  • Interventions help each other avoid personal
  • Coach employees to use words to stop at-risk
    without offending dont lecture
  • Keep it short
  • Never ask for names
  • If discipline is attached to a safety
    intervention employees will not intervene we
    dont like to get our co-workers in trouble

Safety Stand Down
  • Where?
  • Everywhere where work is being conducted
  • In vehicle cabs
  • In parking lots
  • In offices, building and camps
  • On drilling rigs, on service rigs, on well sites,
  • Seismic operations
  • Pipeline construction sites

Safety Stand Down
  • When do you intervene?
  • When you see an at-risk behavior
  • Not wearing a seat belt
  • Talking on a cell phone while driving
  • When an employee is standing in the line of fire
  • When you see an at-risk condition
  • A vehicle parked without the park brake applied
  • Ice build up on a high pedestrian traffic path
  • An unsecured load of pipe on a trailer

Safety Stand Down
  • Conclusion
  • Why wait until its too late
  • Stop at-risk actions and conditions before injury
    or incidents occur
  • It is your duty and obligation to intervene on
    behalf of safety.